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  • n  a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)

  • His subject crouches alertly before him: a cowboy pointing a six-gun.
  • Singing and dancing are retro skills in Hollywood, as practical, it seems, as learning to twirl a six-gun.
  • Rex Bell (real name: George Beldam), 58, Nevada's ten-gallon lieutenant governor and the Republican nominee in this year's gubernatorial race, who in 1931, as a six-gun star of .
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  • New Jersey's Cowtown Rodeo brings Old West to the East
    Take a ride to the Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey to watch cowpokes, bulls and broncos. It's the oldest weekly rodeo in the U.S. Within minutes of taking my seat at New Jersey's Cowtown Rodeo, I began having flashbacks to the days when I proudly wore a cowboy hat and boots, packed a toy six-gun in my hand-tooled leather holster and worshiped TV cowboys of the 1950s.        
    July 20, 2013 - The Morning Call

  • Woody Guthrie in 2TheAdvocate
    And Woody Guthrie, who witnessed the horrors of the Great Depression, told us more than 70 years ago: "Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen."
  • David McComb in CultureMap
    A lot of these conservatives don't want to change. The ground is moving underneath them, and they don't want to recognize that and don't know what to do about it. So they join a tea-party group and strap on a six-gun and strut around,McComb says.
  • Nick Rahall in New York Times
    The Homestead Act has long been repealed,Mr. Rahall said. "Laws governing carrying your six-gun into saloons, or allowing a posse to hang horse thieves, as far as I know, most of those are gone. And the West pretty much has been opened up...

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