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303tom 12-15-2011 03:14 PM

Question ?
 
Can some one tell me where the saying; Lock, Stock, & Barrel, as in. I will take it all lock, stock & barrel...........

hardluk1 12-15-2011 03:26 PM

What??? Used as in a figure of speech?? Wikipedia

RecklessRegard 12-15-2011 04:04 PM

Googled it...

Lock, stock and barrel

c3shooter 12-15-2011 09:44 PM

Means the entire thing, the works, the whole enchilada, since in the days of early firearms, they had 3 main parts- the lock, the stock, and the barrel.

"Flash in the pan", meaning started but fizzled out- from flintlocks where priming chage in pan went off, but main charge did not ignite.

And there are a bunch of others- I'll give it a shot, going off half cocked, put the hammer down, gave him both barrels, etc.

I'd expect a man "of your caliber" to recognize those. :p

orangello 12-15-2011 09:54 PM

I thought about this when i had this muzzle-loading rifle apart, barrel on the desk with the stock in my hands, while trying to decide if i should mess with the lock. (sidelock rifle)

Device for ignitin the powder charge through stored kinetical & chemical energy, metal tube for projectile directin', and a slab of wood to keep them happily together.


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