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Old 01-21-2013, 11:06 AM
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Navy Arms Country Boy?


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Hi all, Newbe here...
Yesterday I went to the Houston Gun Show looking for muzzle loader stuff for my CVA Mountain Rifle. I didn't find any muzzle loader stuff but I did pick up a used Navy Arms Country Boy in line muzzle loader. I don't know anything about them but the price was right and it is in really great condition. Of course there wasn't an documentation with it and I haven't had much luck finding an owner's manual on the web. So, I have lots of questions... The Barrel is stamped ".50 cal 1-32". Does the 1-32 mean it has a 1 to 32 inch rifling? The primer nipple is much too large for a #11 cap but it is not a "hole" into which you could stick a shotgun style primer. Any thoughts on what it could be? What is the proper bullet? I'm guessing that a patched ball is not the answer Start with a 50 grain load? Do any of you know of a muzzle loader club or experts in the Houston/Clear Lake/Friendswood Texas area? I'd sure like to get connected with some experts to learn to do this properly... Any info on the Navy Arms Country Boy would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:11 PM
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Pictures posted would help considerably. I remember the name, "Navy Arms Country Boy" but I cannot remember what they looked like.

Sounds as if the nipple is for a musket cap? One would think the 1-32 denotes the twist. It's easy enough to learn what the twist is with a jag and tight fitting patch.

Generally 1-32 is considered too fast for PRB's but most rifles give acceptable to excellent accuracy with light powder charges. Often hunting weight charges do not give suitable accuracy. Only real way to know is to shoot it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:03 PM
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Yeah, photos would be nice... I don't know how to post them. The posting rules at the bottom say I may not post attachments. Here is a link to the only description I was able to find
Muzzle Blasts Online,Vol. 2, No. 2.,Muzzle Loading News. It does say the rifling is 1:32 and says that a musket cap primer is optional. Perhaps that is what I have.
I was only joking about using a PRB...
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:02 PM
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I agree, the 1:32 almost certainly denotes the twist. That's a perfect twist for conicals. I would be inclined to start with 385 grain Hornady Great Plains bullets over something like 70 grains of Pyrodex RS. It may also shoot 300 grain bullets in sabots quite well.

From your description there's a musket nipple on the gun. Musket caps can sometimes be difficult to find. But the nipple can likely be easily replaced with a #11 nipple. You just need to determine the thread of the nipple.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:18 PM
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Ahh...ok. That is NOT the Navy Arms Country Boy I was thinking of. 1997 is about 30 years later than the one I was thinking of...and the one I'm thinking of may have had a different name also....it's been a while and I've slept since then. Fortunately I can't tell you a thing about in-lines...
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