Re: Delayed ignition
1. clean the gun of grease and oil before shooting
2. after pouring the charge down thye bore, rap the side of the gun once or twice with the palm of your hand. this helps sttle the powder into the flash channel. Powder grains should be visible in the touch hole, with a 1/16th, they should be falling through into the pan. IMO, 1/16 is far too big, but some folks like them that way.
3. a preciously small amount of 4fg in the middle of the pan
4. It takes a bit to work out the bugs and get used to a gun. Especially if you are new to rock locks.
The primary culprit is often too much prime powder in the flash pan.
There is a big debate about touch hole liners and whether they should be coned inside or outside and the size of the hole, or even if a gun should have a touch hole liner.
Most target shooters want a touch hole liner that puts a few grains of the main charge as close as possible to the pan. Coned outside doesn't do that, in fact removes the charge a couple millimeters away. In flint shooting, ignition can be as fast as .028 seconds. Any thing that adds time is the enemy of accuracy. Some guys "claim" their guns go off as fast with an outside coned touch hole liner, but can a human really tell the difference between .028 and .048 seconds?
Another cause is often sluggish lock time, meaning the fall of the hammer may be slowed due to dried grease, rough surfaces. even the main spring binding up against the inside of the lock mortise.
Pedersoli makes a pretty fair quality gun, but does have occasional issues with fit, etc.