The firelock of the Highlander was quite distinct from the weapon which he used in close fight.
Does your honor mane to say that you are going to shoulder a firelock, and just go as privates?
Poise your firelock, cried the corporal, doing the duty still both of adjutant and private man.
Well, let this be a lesson to you, my lad, to keep your firelock in order.
In 1680 the firelock was issued instead of the matchlock to all grenadiers and to the four best shots in each French Company.
I know him by the way he cocks his eye down on his firelock, sir.
Now my imagination smoking into fire, I saw myself dogging Mr. Butler with firelock a-trail and knife loosened, on!
His firelock had a large touch-hole, so that the powder could be shaken out into the pan, and the gun made to prime itself.
Legislation seems to have got bayonets; Section Lepelletier takes its firelock, not for us!
The firelock could then be used for both missile and shock action, according to requirements.