My version is derived from...September 23 2010 at 8:53 PM
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a comic book about the Lone Ranger that I read during the '50's. I consider it to be THE correct answer.
As someone once said, "The internet is full of information...and SOME of it is actually accurate!". I personally take what Wikipedia says about various subjects with a grain of salt because I have found numerous errors in practically every ariticle I've read on it.
Of course, like most myths, fictional stories often have various slightly different versions depending upon who is relating them. I like my version because it explains the close bond between the Lone Ranger and Tonto and also involves the superior ballistic properties of silver bullets compared to those of lead.