Who makes it?
And what is the bore like?
If you don't have a Bore light, one of the keychain AAA mini maglites will JUST FIT down the bore of a .50
Try to talk him down closer to $100.
Especially if it is an off brand, or the bore has issues..
Pawn shops (most of them) won't even touch a traditionl muzzleloader unless they can get it super cheap..
Oh and the first thing you do when you go to look at it, Is drop the ramrod down the barrel, mark the end of the muzzle with your thumb and compare length.
If it is shorter than the nipple area by at least an inch, its loaded..
3 out of 5 I get offered ARE STILL LOADED!
Keep us posted..
I make 2 predictions:
ON THE DATE WHEN US TROOPS ARE ISSUED AN Energy Pulse Weapon,
1. The US Soldier will have on his person a version of the Colt 1911.
2. He will be aiming the NEW Weapon at someone carrying an AK.