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He commanded a picked corps, armed with Spencer carbines - seven-shooters - that had been assigned by Sheridan to the special duty of looking for me.
Having no seven-shooters to send, he was compelled to dishonor the requisitions of the expectant "traveler, sailor, hunter, fisherman, etc."
In due time, however, the "factory" went into operation, and the seven-shooters were actually produced.
They displays a heap of insolence for nothin 'but cavalry an' no big guns; but as they fights like infantry an 'is armed with Spencer seven-shooters besides, the play ain't so owdacious neither.
"Moody has four pistols, all of them seven-shooters," said the detective, who seemed to be determined effectually to counteract the influence of the blunder he had made.
He was as ready to fight a dozen as one, and once had actually "held up" the United States army at Fort Concho, beating a masterly retreat backwards with his face to the foe, holding a troop in check with his two seven-shooters that seemed to point in every direction at once, making every man in the company feel, with a shiver up his back, that he individually was "covered," and would be the first to drop if firing actually began.