The interest in single shot percussion pistols seems to be world-wide and paper-thin. This Lyman Pistol made by Investarms and totally supported by Lyman Products, holds its own with the premium LePage target pistols made by Pedersoli(at a bit more than half the cost.) It also features coil springs in the lock and a caliber that makes it suitable for hunting and broader field use. The lyman handbooks as well as the investarms fliers seem to top out at 40 grains of fffg or one of the substitute powders as maximum pretty much without reguard to the projectile. Lighter charges work very well with the .490 or .495 Patched balls and tend to hit to the same sight setting. The "feel" of this pistol is definately familiar to anybody who has handled early 19th century pistols or close replicas. All visible and functional features are fateful to the best of the original caplock pistols.