Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Mon Jan 10 16:14:27 UTC 2005

The OED has Gunsel in 1914 for one definition (catamite), and
1950 for another (the Elisha Cook Jr. type).  This joke from
N'Archive may be using the word as a proper name (as many
cites from the era show up), but in context, it may be
related to the slang word.

Ohio | Newark | Newark Daily Advocate | 1896-06-18 p.5/4

"He Forgot to Mention It.
Greene - Say, that shotgun I bought
of yon blew into 10,000 pieces the first
time I fired it off. I don't see how I ever
got off alive.
Gunsel - Oh, yes; I forgot to tell you.
You have heard of those new disappear-
ing guns the government is getting?
Well, that was one of them. - Indianapolis

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