Well I went and bought my first muzzle-loader today, used I might add. I have never had enough of a hankering to run out and buy one; but I found a good deal on one (I think, I hope $150.00) so I bought it just incase I get that hankering someday. I know nothing about them other than you load it upside down and backwards from what I am used to. It is a Thompson Center, Renegade .54 cal.. So, it is preowned and has been shot, I have no inclination to shoot it anytime soon, for one good reason, I don't know how. So, what should I do before sticking it in my safe?