My dad has had this old muzzle loader its a 50 cal, uses caps, he didn't know if it was loaded. It didn't have a round in it just a hell of a lot of powder caked in it. Like someone had it loaded took the ball out and poured water down the breach, a full load was just stuck in the barrel just no bullet. It has some rust damage on. I have no clue about how to go about this I want to shoot it, but I want to go about doing it safely any ideas. If it was one of those $200 in lines that you can pickup at any place I would just buy a new one but this is old school, wooden stock and what not. I'll try to get some pics on here later.