• An empty cart

    You have no item in your shopping cart

Enter your keyword


Free Quiz Matching The Black Powder Actions BC Firearms Academy

Free Quiz Matching The Black Powder Actions BC Firearms Academy



Correct! Wrong!

In addition, it is difficult to tell if there is already a charge loaded in the barrel of a muzzleloader. Experienced shooters mark the firearm's ramrod at a level that shows the bore depth when the bore is empty. When the marked ramrod is inserted into the barrel, it shows whether or not the firearm is loaded.


Correct! Wrong!

1 - first hand-held muzzleloader 2 - used a serpentine mechanism to plunge burning wick into the flash pan

Wheel lock

Correct! Wrong!

1 - second hand-held muzzleloader 2 - operates like a modern cigarette lighter


Correct! Wrong!

1 - same as wheel lock 2 - produced a spark by striking a flint against steel 3 - a more reliable ignition system

Percussion cap

Correct! Wrong!

1 - first step of the evolution to first repeating firearms 2- a small metal case (cap) containing material that will explode when struck

Black powder revolvers

Correct! Wrong!

In black powder revolvers, a measured amount of powder is poured into each chamber. A ball is firmly seated on each charge. Grease or lubricant is placed on top of each ball to lubricate its travel down the barrel and prevent “chain-firing” of all chambers. A percussion cap is put on the nipple of each chamber that produces the flash.

Spherical round ball

Correct! Wrong!

Spherical - round ball, usually loaded along with a lubricated patch, which seals the barrel around the ball

Shot pellets

Correct! Wrong!

Shot - pellets of assorted sizes and materials


Correct! Wrong!

Sabot - plastic or synthetic carrier that encases a projectile.

Flash pan

Correct! Wrong!

The flint strikes the frizzen to create sparks in the flash pan. It is also called a battery.

Free Quiz Matching The Black Powder Actions BC Firearms Academy
You Rock!

Nice Work! Visit us for more quizzes or to sign up for some incredible training. https://bcfirearmsacademy.ca

Share your Results:



By popular demand, we added another Black Powder Quiz.  Remember to share them and help people learn.  If you have a topic you’ed like us take on or you remember a section of your firearms safety course or hunter education course that you wanted more practice on let us know and we’ll try and produce a quiz. 


One of the earliest carried firearms was the matchlock. It was invented in the early 1400’s. The matchlock made it possible for the user to aim and fire while holding the firearm with both hands, but rain or wind could put out the match/wick. In addition, the presence of incandescent particles near the powder could cause an incident.

Wheel locks

Two improved firing systems were developed in the 1600s. These were the wheel lock and the flintlock. The wheel lock worked much like a modern cigarette lighter. The spring was wound up with a key. The wheel lock mechanisms were complex and expensive to make. Also, winding was slow and the spring often failed.


1. The flintlock has an ignition mechanism similar to the wheel lock. It produced its spark by striking a flint against steel. Since it weighed less and was simpler and cheaper to make, it soon became more popular.

2. For centuries, flintlocks were the standard firearms. During this time, many improvements were introduced. One such improvement of the flintlock over the matchlock and wheel lock was the development of a more reliable ignition system.

Percussion caps

The percussion cap was developed in the early 1800s. It was a small metal case (cap) containing material that would explode when struck.

All early firearms were muzzleloaders. They loaded through the muzzle. But muzzleloaders were slow to reload. They were also limited to one shot per barrel.

 | BC Firearms Academy




Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: