But why bother? Why introduce the complexity? What's wrong with percussion cap ignition, or musket cap, or shotshell primer . . .it just goes on and on . . .smokless powder in muzzleloaders, sabots, modern optics. We are getting FAR from the original flavor of black powder firearms.
I was told that Pennsylvania permits only flintlocks. Good for them. Want extra hunting days? Accept the handicap!
As for fearing the unknown, it's saved a lot of bacon!!!