CVA inline .45 muzzleloader

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by mcbasinhunter, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. mcbasinhunter

    mcbasinhunter New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a .45 inline CVA muzzleloader that has been loaded (minus the firing cap) for appox 3 years. I loaned it out for a while and just got it back. Will it be safe to fire it? I want to get the load out of the barrel but I want to make sure I want blow myself up in the process.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Good luck with that! LOL

    Seriously, you could have issues getting it to light depending on how it was stored. The best bet would be to pull the breach plug and gently push the load out with the ram rod.
     

  3. mcbasinhunter

    mcbasinhunter New Member

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    It's been stored inside.

    That's probably what I'll do but it would be easier just to walk outside and shoot it but I didn't know if I would be ok doing that.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i wouldnt shoot it. just undo the endcap pour the powder out then push the bullet out. its a major advantage for the inlines.
     
  5. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    It should be ok to go outside and shoot it...but MY worry would be living in your listed area the humidity getting to the powder charge and you having a hang fire. Hell i would be worried about the humidity getting to the charge in MY local.

    I would just dump the load and hope the barrel isnt rusted all to hell.
     
  6. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    OH MAN, you aint chittin' 'bout that....i LOVE my inline compared to my side lock for a myriad of reasons...this being one of them.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    this!!

    nothing worse than a muzzle loader with a hangfire!! open the end cap after one and the air hits a smoldering spark *kaboom*. or stick a bullet puller down the barrel and *kaboom*

    i dont leave mine loaded. but if it was loaded and not shot for any length of time i would just ditch the charge, not worth a penny of powder.
     
  8. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Yeah! What he said!!!
     
  9. Hawg

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    I've fired off sidelocks that had been loaded for years and fired like they were just loaded. The only problem is you don't know what he loaded it with.
     
  10. hawkman1

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    If it doesn't fire, You can hook up a CO2 cartridge device and blow it out as well. I believe Traditions sells something like that. My brother has one for his muzzle loader and it works well. It just hooks up to your nipple and you hit the trigger for the CO2 and out comes the round ball or whatever is inside. Here... I found one on the internet.

    http://www.gunaccessories.com/RMC/EC_Unloader.asp
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  11. tac

    tac New Member

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    All you have to do is take the nipple out put some powder in replace
    your nipple take it out and shoot it no hangfires .
    TAC.:D