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Lock and Load

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jmsfmtex, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. jmsfmtex

    jmsfmtex

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    Can someone tell me what this actually means and its origination?
     
  2. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Back in the days of bolt action military rifles (Mauser design, like the 1903 Springfield) the process was to place the safety on the middle position, which locked the striker but allowed the bolt to be opened, then a stripper clip of 5 founds was inserted and the rifle loaded. Hence, lock then load.
     

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    not sure of it's orgin but today, it's connotation means to put a round in the chamber and prepare to fire your weapon. fwiw, I prefer "lock and cock".
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    You said "cock":animlol: :tongueout:
     
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    I was under the impression that it dated back to the use of muskets.
     
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  7. jmsfmtex

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    Thank you, all, for the responses. I would agree with each of them depending upon the period and firearms being used. Good information.