I have an old French 1842 musket I believe to be .60 that has been laying around the shop for a couple of years. I just ran some Krol oil in the spray can with a pip through the nipple and Krol came rolling out the muzzle so the nipple is clear. The fire control seems to work well and I'm thinking about shooting it. What do you guys think? Any idea what size cap and what powder I should order?? I have the bayonet for this musket and it is bad ass. French model 1842 Yataghan Sword Bayonet. 22 3/4 inch re curved blade and brass handle.
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we have kid shoots at the four H club and shoot 25-30 grains powder just so the kids can say they shot muzzleloader. I wouldn't go much more than that for the first shot, safety is more important than accuracy.