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Lock, Stock and barrel

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by Palmetto, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Palmetto

    Palmetto New Member

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    The old saying the "Whole Lock, Stock and barrel" refers to a flintlock musket.
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    yes , yes it does ...
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    So does, Flash in the pan.
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    More interesting word origins traced to weapons:

    The Bayonet is one of the few weapons named after its place of origin: Bayonne, France. The Colt Paterson would be another.

    Lt. Henry Shrapnel began experimenting with a hollow projectile containing a number of balls and a powder charge. The British first fired shrapnel against an enemy in 1804 in Dutch Guiana.

    In World War I, the Germans used a massive cannon to bombard Paris from long range. They named it, "Big Bertha," in honor of Frau Bertha Krupp, head of the Krupp steel works.
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