Let's see...if this is before metal cartridges, the gunmen pulls out his muzzle-loading flintlock pistol, bites open the cartridge, primes the pan, rams home the bullet and remaining cartridge, finishes cocking your pistol, and shoots the swordsman...
In the meantime, the swordsman has killed him, returned his sword to its scabbard, and taken his purse and gun.
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