The Holey Incident.
Gavin Ryan worked at the bank. He drove an old station wagon with rubbish and bits and pieces everywhere. Being a very keen shooter, he had belts of cartridges and three or four guns in the car. If a rabbit was sitting Gavin would stop, shoot it and take it home for his dogs.
A revolver was put into the drawer but the workers were instructed never to use it. Gavin would say “let them have the bloody money”. There didn’t seem to be any fear of being held up. "I recall the first chamber in the revolver would be empty because if you dropped the gun it could discharge".
From the memoirs Of Des Ryan
Once, Gavin shot a hole in the floor of the bank to show somebody that his gun worked. To this day nobody can find the hole.
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