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Did Stuffing Money in a Revolver Chamber Really Work in the Old West?

Old West gun myths are quite interesting to test out.

Ever heard of people burying money in their revolvers?

Hickok45 tests out this myth to see if it could really work.

Watch the video below:

Say you were a cowboy outlaw back in the days of single-action Colt Peacemakers and blackpowder cartridges. You had to hide your "burying money" somewhere so you wouldn't just rot on top of the prairie.

Well, that single-action revolver was safest with the hammer resting on an empty chamber. You could roll up paper money and hide it in there, so the myth goes.

Hickok45 tested this gun myth out for himself. This is one tall tale that certainly didn't work well in reality.

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