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Semi-Auto Handguns in the Old West

Were there semi-auto handguns in the Old West?
Also, a brief history on some early models.

***By the way, semi-auto can be pronounced Sem•eye or Sem•ee. Both are correct.
Also, the Wild Bunch is set in 1913, prior to WWI. Sorry!***

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