thanks for the nomenclature. I had to dump powder into the drum to get it to go off the first time. I have fired enough percussion capmuzzle loaders to know the basics(powder charge, wadding with round balls, cleaning, ETC). I don't have a bullet puller yet so I was very irritated when the caps kept going off but the powder wasn't igniting. I had to remove the nipple to access the drum and clean the nipple. besides the rust from a lack of bore butter and possibly poor storage I would say it's still in pretty good condition. she'll get a bath tonight and a good amount of bore butter all around and she should last for a few decades.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
I never said half the stuff people said I did-Albert Einstein
You can't believe everything you read on the internet-Benjamin Franklin