i have a cva black powder only 50 cal blazer muzzleloader has spain stamped onthe barrel an the 85342040.im trying to find out how old it is an what it maybe worth if anything for insurance purposes.
The CVA Blazer was an early in-line ignition muzzleloader . As you already know they were imported from Spain in the mid/late 1980s. At that time they sold for about $100 and I would guess that if it were a very clean shooter in excellent condition you could get about that for it in today's market.
There are usually a couple on the on-line auction sites for $150 range but they never seem to sell.
Hope that helps
Mingo Frank is correct with his info although about 12-15 years ago the Blazer was recalled by CVA. I don't know the offical reason for the recall, but if you look at the way the nipple is aimed directly at your eye when you fire you'll do like me and only use the gun for parts. Parts for any gun except the Blazer!
This is not an in-line loader, and it has no name like "Blazer" or anything else on it, not that it might not have a name, but it certainly isn't on the gun. Also on the rifle butt there is a metal piece that is curved to fit your shoulder. Thanks for your info. Anything helps! Also, I'm thinking that the serial number must be able to be tracked to the model of gun and when it was made. That is 0115693, if this helps. I have been trying to find a listing of serial numbers and when they were made. Does anyone know if there is a place to find this on the CVA website or anywhere else.
I'm not sure if you've found your answers regarding this post, but as far as I know the last 2 digits of the serial number indicate the year of the in-line CVA muzzleloaders. So it looks like yours would be a 1993 model year. As far as the recall that was mentioned, the only recall CVA had that I know of involved the 95 and 96 years of the in-line model. Hope this helps, good luck.