Originally Posted by Deputy276
Let me take you back in the Peabody Wayback machine to the days of the Old West. Or if you prefer, to the cemetaries in the Old West. Now count how many graves are occupied by folks who were shot with the .44/40 and .45 Long Colt. Quite a few.
True, but if medical care then was the same as medical care now, many of those same souls might have died of old age.
Graveyards of that time were filled with many that succumbed to injury or ailments that would not be considered life-threatening today.