percussion lock ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a gunlock on a firearm that fires by striking a percussion cap.
Compare flintlock. Origin of percussion lock First recorded in 1820–30 Examples from the Web for percussion lock Historical Examples of percussion lock
The last improvement which we shall notice was the percussion-lock.
He had his men furnished with the percussion-lock rifle, a very superior arm to the old smooth-bore.
John Calvin Reed
At the encampments near the winter station we found a couple of percussion-lock guns, with caps, powder and lead.
British Dictionary definitions for percussion lock percussion lock noun
- a gunlock in which the hammer strikes a percussion cap