Written from a hunter's point of view, Shooting and Maintainaing Your Muzzloader is filled with detailed information on muzzleloader disassembly, maintainence, loads and tips on how to keep the gun working under almost any conditions. Included in its 17 chapters are sections on matchlock, flintlock, traditional muzzleloaders as well as modern in-line rifles, pistols and shotguns. Not only is this a technical work, many practical hints are provided based on nearly 50-years of hunting experiences with these guns. Unusual in typical coverage of these guns, the cleaning and limited use of original antique guns is considered along with his candid thoughts on the replica and original guns that work best for hunting. Hunting loads are provided for guns as varied as Japanese-style matchlocks, in-lines and modern percussion revolvers.