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Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Tioga County, NY
Re: In Line ?
Yes, in-lines are basically a percussion cap rifle reconfigured from sidelock to where the cap is in-line with and connected to the powder charge by a short, straight touchhole in the breechplug. As designed have evolved, 209 shotgun primers replaced percussion caps. The hotter 209s are better at igniting newer black powder substitutes that come in powder or pellet form. Some have even played with using rifle primers and some guns have been designed to safely use gun powder (Savage ML10).
In-lines can be used in PA to hunt deer during the October antlerless muzzleloader season and in regular season. So far, the primitive flintlock season remains flintlock-only.