Black powder shooting is a lot of fun. I do quite a bit of hunting with a 50cal T/C Hawken.
Hope you find joy in the sport. Just for fun,,,,,,look into the older style rifles. Flintlock and Side-lock cap.
There are still manufactures out there that make a finished model, along with building it from a kit.
Check out Dixie Gun Works for an over all retail dealer.
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