Re: Very old and Loaded
Sorry. Yes, it's a muzzle loader, about 32" barrel and about 0.7 bore. It is percussion, and the nipple is just about completely gone. The only markings I've found are "Real Twist" on the barrel, and "Dayton" on the lock plate. Probably not worth much to anyone but me, one of those family things. I would not trust it with any gunsmith I know.
Not exactly a novice, but have never dealt with really old black powder, and just don't know how dangerous that stuff is.