Detail Information for WSIU InFocus Video Segment - Gun Terminology
Gun Terminology
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Length: 1:00

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Michael Stevens, a living history interpreter, explains how many common phrases used today were derived from gun terminology, including “Lock, Stock, and Barrel”, which refers to the three main parts of a gun; “Touch”, which refers to the touchhole of a trigger; and “Flash in the Pan”, which was used to describe a gun’s malfunction. Stevens performs in reenactments celebrating Illinois’ early settlement days at the Fort Massac encampment in Metropolis, Illinois. There is no charge for admission.

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http://www3.wsiu.org/television/infocusarchive/detailinfo.php?record=168 Episode: 143