Did you know that percussion caps were first designed by Alexander Forsythe after a rainy duck hunt?
You do now! There's a great history of muzzleloaders slideshow as the top story over on PopularMechanics.com. It's written by this great reporter who has a vast amount of knowledge on the subject, Brian McClintock.
He also happens to be the editor of this site! (and writing this post right now…note: I do not have a vast knowledge of the subject and thanks to a lot of research and friends M.D. Johnson and Chad Schearer, I put this together.)
It's a pretty cool history with a lot of fascinating facts. Check it out!
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