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Chip2447 BS: Lock and Load (36) RE: BS: Lock and Load 16 Sep 05


From the information that I've found on this subject the original term was "Load and Lock". Meaning to load your musket and lock the hammer back to half cock.

John Wayne is credited for reversing it to lock and load in the film "The Sands of Iwo Jima."

Lock and load, while not making sense in that context does roll off the tongue better than load and lock.

Chip2447


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