THE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS DEPARTMENT

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‘A SHOT OF WHISKEY’

In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of
whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a
cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.

 


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posted by Bob Karm in Drink,HISTORY,Little known facts,Trivia and have Comment (1)

One Response to “THE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS DEPARTMENT”

  1. Robert Collins says:

    Great post, but those are .45 auto cartridges, not .45 six gun cartridges.

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