I just finished the last book in Terry C. Johnston's trilogy on mountaon men and was surprised by the charecters sticking to flintlocks when the percussion system was available. I understand flint could be found in the wild to replace worn or lost flints, but since percussion cap's were much more reliable and more resistant to weather, I would have certainly have switched. Also, it appears it was pretty common to carry at least two rifles for the trapping season in case of loss or damage, why not have one be percussion? I have a .50 Hawken replica and can hit what I shoot at, but I admit I'm pretty harmless with a flintlock. Anybody else's thoughts?