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Has anybody watched the show/videos with R. Lee Ermey called "Lock and Load?"

Lock and Load? It has occurred to me that in order to lock one should have a round in the chamber. So, the logical expression is load/chamber then lock. If one locks with an empty chamber one will have unlock, then chamber, then lock again. What a silly expression!

Load and Lock!

The term actaully means to lock the safety of one's weapon so that one can then load their rounds or magazine in a safe manner and hence the term "lock and load."
Aside from that, surely the brilliant but evil Prof. Moriarty -- whose ploy seems to be cause suicides through improper use of the safety? - knows that the logical connective 'and' implies no temporal ordering! "Lock, load and lock" is better and not redundant without equivocation? Or is there no terminating 'lock' at all? :D (This used to so simple :D )

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I wouldn't want to be the target of either one.
I wouldn't want to be shooting them at anyone either.

I can actaully think of a lot of people that I would enjoy shooting them at.

Enjoy? Even if that were something I legitimately had to do I wouldn't enjoy it.

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I wouldn't want to be the target of either one.
I wouldn't want to be shooting them at anyone either.

I can actaully think of a lot of people that I would enjoy shooting them at.

Enjoy? Even if that were something I legitimately had to do I wouldn't enjoy it.

And that is probably why you never joined the military (which I do not mean in a bad way) and why I did and have no qualms with doing so.

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The Fabbri guns are lovely, and their engraving even more. I'm a tiny bit familiar with them because of my involvement with knives, some of which are sometimes engraved by the Fabbri engravers.

A knifemaker I know has made a couple hunting rifles, from scratch. Impressive work.

I've always had some lusting for the Sig Sauer P-226 and the other variations. I also like the Model 1911 .45 caliber pistol. Very effective and rugged, and nice proportions.

All the semi-auto high powered rifles are extremely effective, scarry, and impressive fighting machines. As I understand things, they are much, much, much more lethal than handguns.

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One of my favorite scenes from the original movie was Arnold S. successfully running away from the impending nuclear explosion. :D

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When I first saw this thread a revolver I had seen several times at the Metropolitan Museum of Art immediately came to mind. It ends up that that specific revolver was on longterm loan, and I can't find out much more about it. Here are pics and links of some of the firearms in the Met's collection:

Flintlock Gun, ca. 1620, made by Pierre Le Bourgeois.

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Close up:

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Met Page for the above.

Wheel-lock Rifle, ca. 1680–90, by Johann Michael Maucher.

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Met Page with detail pics.

Snaphaunce hunting rifle, dated 1722, by Jonas Schertiger the Younger.

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Met Page with detail pics.

Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver, ca. 1853, made by Samuel Colt, decorated by Gustave Young.

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Met page.

New Model No. 3 Single-Action Revolver, 1888–89, made by Smith & Wesson, decorated by Tiffany & Co.

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Close up:

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Met page and detail pics.

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The first two items of post #32 would make great back scratchers. Provided they are unloaded for that use, however.

Bob Kolker

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The first two items of post #32 would make great back scratchers. Provided they are unloaded for that use, however.

I searched the Met's site for bicycles for you Bob, but nothing came up. Then I realized that people with the relevant outlook and limitations are more likely to hang at MoMA, so I searched their site. Not surprisingly, I found something completely detached:

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Enjoy!

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