I've shot cap for many years but always wanted to shoot and hunt with a flintlock, and just bought a new to me (in all ways) 50 caliber Lyman Trade Rifle in like-new shape. I read everything I could here and decided the LTR was the best choice for me. I paid close to "market", so I didn't get any bargain, but this starts a new adventure for me, and I'm looking forward to it. I know "zip" about flintlocks, but I read everything I can on this forum, and your experience and knowledge will help me a lot. I've got everything to learn: 2F or 3F, 4F for priming, how much to prime (1-3 grains ?), patch thickness, what kind of lube, holding steady thru the shot, and so much more. But I'm like a kid with a new toy, which I am and it is. So, now I'm making out my shopping list of "necessities" for my new arrival. I've caught the disease, wish me luck.