To: Joe Brower
fully cock the action
As a frequent black powder shooter, and shooter of period pieces and flintlocks, I will state you would never do that if you were loading properly, not in 2010, 1810 or in 1710. The piece has a "half cock" position for that.
Maybe you would lock into half-cock, then load.
posted on 06/29/2010 2:26:00 PM PDT
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To: Fido969; I cannot think of a name; neverdem; SJSAMPLE
Heh. I knew that tossing out my, er, 'half-cocked' idea would inspire some informative comments. $;-)
I never liked the term "lock and load". Too much bravado in it with today's vernacular. I always use the term "Make Ready". More businesslike, and more widely applicable.
posted on 06/29/2010 2:47:16 PM PDT
by Joe Brower
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