American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An obsolete gunlock in which a flint fixed in the hammer produces a spark that ignites the charge.
- n. A firearm having this type of gunlock. Also called firelock.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gun-lock in which fire is produced by a flint striking the hammer, and igniting the priming in a receptacle called the pan. The match-lock was superseded by the flint-lock, which is now superseded by the percussion-lock.
- n. A gun, especially a musket, having a flint-lock.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A lock for a gun or pistol, having a flint fixed in the hammer, which on striking the steel ignites the priming.
- n. A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.
- n. an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge
- n. a muzzle loader that had a flintlock type of gunlock
- flint + lock (Wiktionary)
“In my opinion flintlock is a lot more fun, but that flash of priming powder going off in the pan right in front of your face takes a little getting used to.”
“My very serious muzzle loader friend who shoots the flintlock is into the loading process immediately after the shot with the precise movements of a brain surgeon.”
“I used to muzzleload, had a TC Hawkin flintlock, as heavy as that barrel is it would take alot to burst it, dunno if "modern" muzzleloaders are as hefty or not, but I assume they are just for product liability reasons.”
“I built a T/C Hawken flintlock from a kit years ago, and I am NOT a craftsman.”
“And what was Justice Scalia THINKING when he called a flintlock a concealed weapon?”
“They ran ads against anyone who ever suggested that common sense about firearms might be a good idea, and every time someone shot up a workplace or a schoolyard, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA spin machine went on the offensive to ensure that the public revulsion against such slaughter didn't end up with the wholesale rounding up of everything from Glocks to great-grandpa's souvenir flintlock from the French-Indian War.”
“At the same site, you’ll discover that James Bond was not the first to carry lethal gadgets: there are images of a knife, spoon and fork set, each of which has a built-in flintlock pistol, dating back to 1715.”
“You get a buck tag, if you don't use that it's good for a doe OR a buck in flintlock.”
“They are called flintlock rifles and flintlock pistols.”
“The move could therefore affect collectors and exhibitors of historic weapons such as flintlock pistols.”
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