1. Check to ensure that the firearm is uncharged.
2. Wipe the bore free of all oil.
3. Pointing the muzzle in a safe direction, snap several caps on the nipple clearing away any oil/residue which may be in the nipple channel.
4. Ensure that the hammer is in the "at rest" position.
5. Set firearm on its butt, holding muzzle away from your face and body.
6. Pour pre-measured powder charge down the bore and settle powder.
7. Load round ball by placing patch over muzzle, centering it, and placing ball on top, or load bullet by placing it in muzzle straight.
8. Drive patched ball or bullet into muzzle with appropriate short starter.
9. Push the patched ball or bullet the remainder of the way down the bore using short strokes with the ramrod.
10. Firmly seat the projectile on the powder charge.
11. Remove the ramrod and return it to its proper location in thimbles under the barrel of the T/C Scout Carbine or out of the way in the case of the T/C Scout Pistol.
12. Carefully place Number 11 percussion cap on nipple prior to aiming and shooting.
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