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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.

11 posted on 06/29/2010 2:26:00 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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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.

18 posted on 06/29/2010 2:47:16 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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