Back in my younger days I had a Renegade 50 cal. Flintlock muzzleloader . That was old school but there wasn't such a thing as inline then.
The flintlock only season comes in the day after Christmas here in PA.
Any way , I will explain for those that don't know how to load and fire a flintlock.
Place buttstock on ground or toe with muzzle up .
Insert your powder charge( usually 100-150 grains).
Then place a patch on the end of barrel and place the ball on it .
Use your starter rod to start ball/ patch into the bore.
Then use ramrod to seat the ball against the powder.
Now bring the gun horizontal and open the flash pan and pour in the flash powder
Close the Frizzen ( covers the powder in flash pan)
Cock the hammer back
Squeeze the set trigger first
Aim carefully , and squeeze the firing trigger.
The hammer and flint stone will strike the Frizzen causing it to move forward revealing the flash powder and also causing the needed spark to ignite the powder which then burns thru the touch hole into the charge and ......... Boom..... Off she goes.
Of course this all takes a second and a half so hold your aim steady or you won't hit shit. Lol
And wait for the smoke to clear to see if you hit your mark. That is why they are referred to as smoke poles. Lol
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