- Dec 26, 2010
Thank you...I will update the post
That circa 1991 production .50 caliber Knight Rifles thumbhole stocked MK-85 rifle shown in the above two photos remains one of my favorite all-time muzzle-loaded rifles
What made this particular MK-85 Grand American significant for the company, and especially for me, was that Grand American Serial No. S 9186 was the very first of the Knight "Master Hunter" rifle models.
This rifle was one of the first MK-85 Grand American rifles, which were built with that gorgeous laminated thumbhole stock. This model was also built with a "select" Green Mountain barrel. In those days (1992), every Knight rifle built was fired before being shipped ... and about 1-out-of-100 had a bore that proved to be absolutely perfect ... and those barreled receivers were set aside ... for the Grand American rifles. This one was built in late winter/early spring of 1992. I think this was about the 10th of those rifles produced. Back then, they sold for right at $1,000.
Bought mine new. The tool that came with it is short. one end takes out the nipple the other is slotted to take out the breach plug. First one needs to take out the set screw that locks the bolt so it can't unscrew. Then unscrew the bolt and pull it out. Inset the end of the tool to remove the nipple. You will need to pull the trigger to get the tool in. Remove the nipple reverse the tool to remove the slotted breech plug. The breech plug is rather long so quite a few turns to get it out. If you scope the gun then a little tough to turn the tool. Make darn sure you lube the breech plug and nipple threads each time so the plug does not sieze in. Once disassembled it ls not hard to clean. All this being said these guns are very accurate. I have taken many deer with it and the gun always fires. I also do not like the double safety. Good triggers too.Thanks everyone. Craw- only numbers are 2 patents and serial number. Just looked again. JB- why is it hard to clean? Removing the breach plug? Also need to figure out attachments I need on the ram rod. Looks like its currently a bullet extractor.
Just bought my first inline, it's a knight but I don't find any model number, blues 50 cal, simple one piece synthetic stock, dark green if that matters. Any idea of model or year? TiaI have been creating a list of the Knight rifle models and when they were manufactured. I couldn't find a complete list on the internet so with the help of others on this forum I created this list. Please let me know of any changes or additions you know of and any of you guys that have original owner's manuals would you please post the years of the rifles that are missing?
1985 MK-85 Master Hunter
1986 MK-86 (rifle-shotgun combo)
Back Country Carbine
1992 T-5 Woodsman (Italian Knight)
1992 BK-92 Kit Rifle (unfinished)
1992 BK-85 Grand American
1994 HK-94 Hawkeye (pistol)
1996 MK-96 (shotgun)
U.S.A.K. (American Knight)
D.I.S.C. Master Hunter
1999 Master Hunter
2002 Wolverine 209
2003 D.I.S.C. Extreme,
D.I.S.C. Master Hunter Cryogenic
2003 D.I.S.C. Elite
2006 Revolution II
2006 Long Range Hunter
D.I.S.C. Target Rifle
2016 Knight 500
2017 Mountaineer 45 /1:20
2018 Ultra Lite 45/1:20
It's an American as described in previous post, should read before typing, lolJust bought my first inline, it's a knight but I don't find any model number, blues 50 cal, simple one piece synthetic stock, dark green if that matters. Any idea of model or year? Tia
Just bought my first inline, it's a knight but I don't find any model number, blues 50 cal, simple one piece synthetic stock, dark green if that matters. Any idea of model or year? Tia