I've loved the allure of muzzle loaders, for years. I smoked cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, and stayed away from BP. I've always wanted a T/C White Mountain Carbine in .50. A good friend had a T/C Tree Hawk (camo version, basically, of the White Mountain Carbine) and offered this little carbine to me, for a set of carbide .44 magnum dies. "Okay!" For the price of a set of carbide dies, the Tree Hawk was mine. Won a couple of T/C inlines after that. I'm HOOKED on BP rifles!!!! About a year ago, on another forum, a guy offered a never fired T/C White Mountain Carbine in .50. SOLD!!!!!! About 2 months ago, my youngest son wanted to get a T/C Hawken in .54. Put out a 'want to buy' on that other forum, and a guy fairly local just happened have a Hawken in .54 that he said he doesn't use, anymore. We worked out a deal, and since my son was 'on the road' to New England, I met the guy and paid for it. Sofar, my son hasn't paid me for the Hawken, so, it's sits in my safe. Slight divert from the rifles, I found a shotgun primer conversion for percussion cap muzzle loaders. "MagSpark dot com" T/C models and others. Unscrew the nipple. Screw in the conversion. Take the cap off of the conversion and insert #209 primer, put cap back on. Ready to go. Supposedly water resistant. Had to buy a few of these.