percussion-cap love

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  • He pulled Crozier's big percussion-cap pistol from his coat pocket and took careful aim.

    The Terror

  • Hickey was always a light sleeper but now slept with one eye open and his hand on the percussion-cap pistol, but one last public sacrifice — presumably with Magnus then having to dole out the fourth public punishment for noncompliance to Goodsir — should break any last hidden will to resist that might be left in his dray beasts 'treacherous hearts.

    The Terror

  • The captain carried two pistols in his greatcoat whenever he went out of his tent now — his large percussion-cap revolver in his right pocket, as always, and the two-shot, twin-barreled little percussion pistol (what the American sea captain who'd sold it to him years ago had called “a riverboat gambler's belly gun”) in his left pocket.

    The Terror

  • “And almost certainly the captain's percussion-cap pistol.”

    The Terror

  • Slipped in at the back door or rammed home at the front, delicately stirred up by the insinuating needle and its titbit of fulminate or bluntly ordered off by the snappish percussion-cap, it is the same obedient and faithful messenger, and goes on its appointed errand in much the same style.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 85, January, 1875

  • A clip of soft-nosed Mauser cartridges, in which a copper centre to the bullet suggested a percussion-cap, was sent home to the War Office.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre

  • Catapult has given place to cannon, pike has given place to musket, iron mail-shirt to coat of red cloth, saltpetre ropematch to percussion-cap; equipments, circumstances, have all changed and again changed; but the human battle-engine, in the inside of any or of each of these, ready still to do battle, stands there, six feet in standard size.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 333, July 1843

  • He started running over, in his mind, the paratemporal areas in which gunpowder but not the percussion-cap was known.

    Time Crime

  • The revolver of the Civil War was, of course, a percussion-cap weapon.

    Rebel Raider

  • "A great gun, the one that sent that," said the Frenchman, digging the clay from the eye of a potato and looking at the percussion-cap which lay on the mantelpiece under a picture of the Virgin and Child.

    The Red Horizon

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