ranahan/loading cap&ball lesson
ranahan:Thanks for becoming the teacher and giving a cap&ball lesson. Both my grandfathers passed away before I was old enough to learn to use firearms and hunt. My grandmothers - Southern ladies - born in the early 1880's took on the job of teaching me. Apparently neither of them knew about about resting the hammer between the chambers. I was taught to rest the hammer on an empty chamber. I made a mistake and failed to do so and rested the hammer on a live chamber. A limb swung back off the team we were using, hit the hammer of the holstered revolver, and it went BOOOOOM. I got a peach switch used on me when we got home. I never made that mistake again. I also never knew about the feature you mentioned.I got my two remaining cap&ball revolvers out and tried it. IT WORKS!!!! Thank you for the lesson. I will always be able to completely charge and cap all 6 chambers in the future, knowing I can do so safely.