In one of the huts was discovered the barrel of a carbine and percussion lock.
It was a percussion lock, and the cap exploded, without firing the powder in the barrel.
General Scott doubted if the percussion lock was as well suited to field use as the flint lock, but Davis knew better.
The trials were made from one and the same barrel, having a percussion lock on one side and a flint lock on the other.
It was also a percussion lock, and the cap exploded without firing the powder in the barrel.
First the match-lock, wheel-lock, flint-lock, percussion lock.
The old flint lock had been removed and a percussion lock substituted; but the hammer refused to stay cocked.
In the percussion lock, there are fifteen pieces; in the common flint lock, eight.