Sometimes the stars align and the Winter issue of the News (2019) illustrates that well. The well written article by Mr. Mapoles about the 1851 Sharps was a pleasure to read and by odd chance a good friend recently purchased a Maynard .50 caliber rifle with a remarkably similar ignition system and to my eye it shoots well. Not as well and Mr. Mapoles' rifle....yet....but the discussion about loading these beasts will no doubt up the bar a bit.
Thank you sir!
And you too SPG.
PS: I've been calling a spade a spade for a long time.