percussion lock


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percussion lock

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a gunlock in which the hammer strikes a percussion cap
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The percussion lock was exactly what everyone had been waiting for ever since the Chinese invented sliced bread, oh yeah, and gunpowder as well.
The shotgun entered the century as a flintlock, mutated into a percussion lock and finally evolved into the side-by-side breechloader we know today.
"Put your hands on the percussion lock and unite your hearts, unite with each other and remain united," Mashl said on Friday during a visit to Ahmed Al-Jbari's house, Hamas's acting military chief who was assassinated by Israel on November 14.
The authorities also received thousands of items of illegal arms and accessories such as percussion lock firearms, swords, spears, bows, arrows, spikes and catapults handed over by local people to local police and security forces under an ultimatum order, the deadline of which was set for Nov.
These small flintlock greatcoat pistols had a considerable vogue in their day, and when the more efficient percussion lock became popular a few years later, the screwbarrel system was easily adapted to it, giving the concept a new lease on life--that is, until repeaters and the self-contained cartridge appeared.
A 19th Century muzzle loading rifle with side action percussion lock in an oak lined Bland & Co fitted case made pounds 1,200 while a pair of percussion lock pistols with chequered walnut grips and engraved scroll decoration sold for pounds 460.
It should be noted that Alexander Forsyth, another Scot, patented the percussion lock in 1807, giving further evidence to the flintlocks being made before that year.
The original Lyman was percussion lock, .50 or .54 caliber with a 1:66" rifling pitch (or 1:60", depending upon source).
The actual percussion lock has been modernized to include a coil mainspring and parts proven reliable and trouble-free.