Buck Country Arms


May 15, 2010, 09:51 AM
Anyone ever heard of this? My neighbor bought one cheap at a pawn shop yesterday and we don't know anything about it. It's a modern type with a removable plug. It has an exposed nipple that takes a #10 or 11 cap rather than a 209 shotgun cap. You pull back the bolt to cock it and to apply the cap then when you pull the trigger, the open bolt snaps shut and ignites the cap. I doesn't look like it's been fired. We can't find any info on this gun that has a synthetic, camouflaged stock. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Dave :what:

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May 15, 2010, 11:44 AM
Many people have been injured by cheap muzzleloaders. If it were mine, I would do my own proof test before firing it near my face. One way I've read about is to double-charge it, strap it to a tire, and pull the trigger with a long string.

He fired the muzzleloader and the barrel exploded. His wife was present at the scene of the accident. She transported him to the hospital ER. This man was in the emergency room within about two hours of his new purchase. Two surgeries have already been performed in an attempt to repair the damage to his hand as a result of the explosion. More are indicated.

In another incident, a different man, with approximately 20-25 years of experience hunting with muzzleloaders / black powder guns, was target shooting on a Saturday with a friend, using his CVA inline. The hospital reports that after being stabilized x-rays were taken which revealed a "large metallic FB with spring located at the angle of the mandible."

In yet another CVA incident, a man with ten years of muzzleloading under his belt was sighting in a new scope on his CVA inline. His brother and nephew were present. After a catastrophic failure, his injuries reportedly consisted of a torn right nostril from the base of the nostril to just below the right eye socket. It took 40-45 stitches to close this wound. His nose and his right cheek bone were broken.


Also see other articles in the safety section: http://www.chuckhawks.com/index2h.muzzleloader.htm

May 15, 2010, 03:32 PM
About 10 years ago I read an ad in the back of a national magazine for brand new 50 cal in line rifles for $65 each plus shipping. As I recall the address was in Ohio. I wondered what kind of in-line could be only $65. Don't recall the name though.

I have a little 32 cal in line that looks like a single shot bolt action 22 rifle. The name of the company was Marathon Arms Saybrook Conn. Made in Spain. It is a great little shooter, even has grooves for a rim fire scope to be mounted. Heard only once about another such 32 inline.

Back in the 1970's there were lots of small importers who had guns made in Italy and Spain under contract. Some were big importers and some had only a few dozen pieces made with their name. I suspect you have a similarly contract built item that was for a small outfit.

May 15, 2010, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the input. I expected it to be made in Italy or China or something, but saw no indication of that. We will probably give it a couple of light loads first to check it out. I wouldn't double charge the best made brand. By the way, I have a CVA Wolf and it's a great shooter. Absolutely top notch. Thanks again.

Dave :neener:

May 15, 2010, 11:07 PM
Please be aware, if you're not already, that many people are skeptical of Wakeman's claims regarding exploding CVA barrels. I am one of them.

May 16, 2010, 01:02 AM
It's your face, I hope you're right. Here's a few dozen more folks who think CVA's are dangerous:


May 16, 2010, 01:27 AM
I believe every word of what randy said. Im surprised ya dnt hear more. About newby"s
running out & buying a cheap inline & pellets & stuffing 3 of down the pipe. & it blowing up in their face. & CVA is as poor as they come. i should know im poor & have had owned 3 of them. NEVER MORE THAN 95 Grains.
still have 2
ive loaded the WALKER up with 60grs a time or 2 . but the other 5 cyl were DRY.

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