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Muzzleloder accessories


  • Possibles bag to carry various hunting items
  • Powder flask
  • Shot pouch

Loading materials

  • Cotton or linen patches (synthetic materials will melt)
  • Knife to cut patches
  • Black powder or substitute
  • Powder measure
  • Ball starter
  • Wad (for shotguns)


  • Shot, round balls, or conical bullets
  • Sabots for bullets (optional)

Flintlock accessories

  • Flints
  • Pan primer
  • Vent pick

In-line and percussion lock accessories

  • Extra nipples
  • Nipple wrench
  • Nipple pick
  • Percussion caps and capper
  • Disassembly tool

Cleaning materials

  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Soft cotton flannel cleaning patches
  • Black powder solvent bore cleaner
  • Shotgun bore mop
  • Cleaning brushes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • Non-abrasive soap

Other tools

  • Ramrod
  • Bench rod
  • Patch worm
  • CO2 discharger
  • Lubricant