Years ago I hunted and shot guns with regulatrity but just 20yrs ago I sold my sweet little Ruger 10-22 and have not fired a shot since. A friend and coworker has been trying to get me out black powder shooting for several years now. Finally, yesterday we "got 'r done" Here I am holding a vintage trapdoor Springfield. This rifle belonged to a Great uncle of my friend who used it while training for the Spanish Ameican war in the late 1800's, it has been in their family since and has his initialls stamped in the stock. http://home.comcast.net/~Integral50/springfield.JPG [Broken] If fires a 45-70 round http://home.comcast.net/~Integral50/45_70rounds.JPG [Broken] We also fired a Colt 45 replica http://home.comcast.net/~Integral50/capnball_pistol.JPG [Broken] We made lots of noise and had lots of fun.. What more can you ask of a day?