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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 303tom, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Can some one tell me where the saying; Lock, Stock, & Barrel, as in. I will take it all lock, stock & barrel...........
     
  2. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    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.