My assumption has always been that it was a testing weapon, so beta testers could check things out without getting bogged down in combat (same for the NAMEAC armor). I doubt Super Loot Bags were intended, but they probably just pull from the item list which is why they can access removed content.
katz wrote:The gun, not the NPC. Why put in an item you can only get through a cheat? Did they know the super loot bags were going to be there?
IIRC in the C64 version I played years ago, you could get the Red Ryder by killing Bobby at High Pool. And IIRC it was the most powerful weapon available in the C64 version. It didn't carry over to the pc version.