Beautiful! I really appreciate your showing us those historic items. I'm on the other end of that spectrum. I have a modern inline muzzle loader, an Austin & Halleck...that I've never shot. I have all the ingredients but just have not taken the time to begin the process of working up a load or even using some recipes that some of my friends use with that gun.
Maybe your post will inspire me.
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."