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In old records it is said that they made the Tramp's Terror .22 revolver. Effectively in old advertisement
the Tramp's Terror was offered at $3 with a "Western Gun Works Premium Certificate". I don't know whether
this company really existed or who was behind. However, in the New York Times of December 31, 1876 they complained
"THE WESTERN GUN WORKS.
To the Editor of the New-York Times:
Your editorial about our receiving money and not sending goods does us a great deal of harm and is most unjust. We refer to all express companies here, and ex-Mayor Colvin, Chief Police, editor Inter-Ocean, and every business firm in the city. We are preparing a statement of facts for you. Meanwhile be kind enough to publish that we offer $50 reward for every person who can show that we received money and did not send goods. We claim to hold express companies receipt for packages in every case or forfeit $50. The National Bank of Illinois, this city, is our refernce as to our paying the $50 of case is established. THis xxrely (unlisible) is business.
WESTERN GUN WORKS.
Chicago, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1876.