We are in 4-H Shooting Sports. We had a leader who would not let any one know what we had or where it was. He recently retired and brought us all the firearms. In the mix are 3 CVA Eclipse Bolt Action .50 Caliber Muzzle loaders.
They have been in the case for who knows how many years, looking in the bolt port toward the primmer it sure looks corroded (like battery post) The color is a pasty spotty white it is not thick. The bolts were not moving either.
I watched a u tube video on disassembling these and it took a special tool, which we do not have.
Are these rifles worth putting much money in to salvage them? Is there any thing we could use to break the parts loose and clean them up to a usable condition?
These would be cool for the youth to use if we can get them going cheap enough.