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Muzzle Loading Armory

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by higene, Oct 1, 2010.

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  1. higene

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    I have adopted a homeless 50 cal Muzzle Loading Armory Plainsman. It has very few markings on the barrel. That it is Spanish, the above maker and model, a Black Powder Only warning, and some proof marks and that is it. It has a double set trigger and sights which are similar to TC BP rifles.

    To my eye it looks a lot like a Traditions. I Googled it on the web and someone sold one for $150 but it was an auction site and there was minimal information about the rifle.

    Any Help?
     

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  2. ZZZ

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    Is there anything stamped under the barrel hidden by the stock?
     
  3. higene

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    MLA Plainsman Rifle

    I broke the gun down. It is a hooked breach weapon. There are no markings under the barrel. The proof marks on the right side of the barrel are a box with an x in it and a squigly over it and three circles like Olympic circles but only three of them. On the left side there is an 87 by itself and then the serial number.

    My guess is that it is a generic Spanish repro similar to a Traditions. I also infer that it was built in 87. There is a slight blemish on the stock (not shown) which could have been from a metal wall hanger or rack. It probably hung on someone's wall for 20 some years. I seriously believe that it is way too clean to have been fired. The nipple was finger tight when I took it out. The trigger and set trigger had to be adjusted. The barrel is blue on the inside.
     

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  4. BHP FAN

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    sounds like you scored.
     
  5. Chawbaccer

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    Looks like a Jukar lock to me.
     
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    That looks to be an identical clone to the old CVA Frontier Rifle. Same lock for sure. I have two frontier rifles. We use them for hunter safety course and to teach muzzleloading to beginners. Great little guns and they usually have some good round ball rifling in the barrels.

    I understand that back in the day, the Spanish manufacturers would offer a basic gun with whatever parts options and quality control the customer wanted. Traditions had nearly identical guns made, but as I recall with a slightly different lock plate, (rounded back end, instead of the point) For all the whining about Spanish guns, that particular one is a darn good PRB shooter.
     
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