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old-fashioned A firearm, especially a pistol or revolver. The sheriff opened up his jacket to reveal his shooting iron, warning Black-Eye Jack not to start any trouble while he was in town. A single shot from the officer's shooting iron was enough to disperse the crowd of onlookers.
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n. a pistol. (Cowboy and folksy.) Millard “Shorty” Wilson always carried his shooting iron with him, except for one fateful day back in ’92—1892, that is. He pulled out his shooting iron and got down to cleaning it.
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