Apache Revolver: The MacGyver Weapon for a Woman of a Certain Age
Our "plucky" heroine--literally the word Joseph Pulitzer repeatedly used to describe Nellie Bly--will be in need of a weapon at a certain point in her global journey. Though she doesn't know it yet. It's a good thing Pulitzer's henchmen thought the gun-knife-knucks would make a suitable parting gift.
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