I know this has probably been discussed before, but so has everything else, so....
Are there any here who hunt with traditional muzzle loading, patch and ball rifles, in percussion or flintlock?
I owned, for a very short time, a beautiful Browning Mountain Rifle, which I let some black powder fiend talk me out of. And I wanted to take a course on building one from scratch, from a fifth generation long rifle smith, who worked in a restored settlement at Conner Prairie, Indiana. I watched them a few nights, working at an outside forge in deep snow, and sub-zero night. Very cool!
In researching the history of various rifle smiths of the colonial era, I have become interested again. I was handling some pieces from the 1770s, and had a look at Davy Crockett's first rifle, all whetting my interest.
Last week, I ran across a David Pedersoli Rocky Mountain Hawken, in very nicely figured wood.