Paladin's Rule - Basic rule of life of Paladin (Richard Boone),
a fast gun-for-hire on the western adventure HAVE GUN WILL
TRAVEL/CBS/CBS/1957-62. The rule: "Never to go anyplace without
"I don't think you got a very good look at this gun while you had it. The
balance is perfect. This trigger responds to a pressure of one ounce. If you
look carefully in the barrel you'll see the lines of the rifling. It's a rarity
in a hand weapon. This gun was handcrafted to my specifications and I rarely
draw it unless I mean to use it. Would you care for a demonstration?" --
Facing down a villain, Paladin once said "I told a friend I wear this gun for
survival. As bad as you need killing, I'd prefer to live by that conviction." Of course, the bad guy pulled his gun and Paladin shot him down.
Paladin lives at Hotel Carlton and charges $1000 for his services. His
calling card reads: "Have Gun-Will Travel. Wire Paladin, San Francisco.
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