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Old November 1, 2020, 07:47 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by reinert View Post
If it's possible for you in your area, find someone who'll let you try one out, flint and/or percussion. Then, after the session, if possible, be in on the cleaning of the gun, too. If this is your first commitment on a muzzleloader, you'll need to know what's all involved from the first shot from a clean gun, until you put it away properly cleaned for the next outing.

A while back I was considering a purchase on an M1861 Springfield. It would have been a Pedersoli, hands down. Still considering, haven't yet. Might be hard to find one new these days. (?)
Excellent idea I'll start checking around. all of my Black Powder experience is Cap and ball revolvers. I've never fired a flintlock

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