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cayugad 
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cayugad
06-23-04 01:02 AM - Post#21587    


I saw this rifle on an auction and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about this rifle? Years ago, I had a Jukar .45 caliber "Trapper" single shot pistol which was percussion. I was given the pistol as a gift for helping a person do some work. I shot it a few times and it was nothing special so I sold it.

I wish there was more information on this rifle. It is a nice looking rifle with a 32" inch barrel. It says it is made in Spain, so any information would be appreciated.

 
Rebel 
Cannon
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Rebel
06-23-04 11:16 AM - Post#21622    

    In response to cayugad

Well, the one thing i know for sure is that i have the current high bid on it. As for quality, they are kind of a low end CVA. I figured if i could get it cheap enough i would send it to my dad as a wll hanger to put up with the Kentucky pistol i sent him.
Watch yer Backtrail


 
cayugad 
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cayugad
06-23-04 12:49 PM - Post#21632    

    In response to Rebel

I figured if a person could get it low enough, they could always put a better lock into the thing. Kind of a nice looking rifle actually.
Cayugad


 
Rebel 
Cannon
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Rebel
06-23-04 02:40 PM - Post#21644    

    In response to cayugad

Cayugad, if you want to bid on it go ahead, won't be no hard feelings here. That's what auctions are for. Yea, i thought about the putting a better lock in it too, but the lock would wind up costing as much or more than the rifle.
Watch yer Backtrail


 
cayugad 
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cayugad
06-23-04 06:40 PM - Post#21677    

    In response to Rebel

I was also looking at that DEER CREEK .54 CALIBER FLINTLOCK KIT and thinking that might be a fun thing to get a hold of. The trouble with the auction on that is what they are asking, I can buy on line for $10.00 less.

Right now I am bidding on a Renegade in .54 caliber so I will leave the Jukar to you....
Cayugad


 
riarcher 
45 Cal.
Posts: 702
06-23-04 06:55 PM - Post#21678    

    In response to Rebel

Think I have one, had it for years.
".45 CVA Kentucky Long Rifle", Bought it as a kit around 1976. Impressions? Barrel is "Jun(k)ar. Lock is "basic crude". Trigger is "modifiable". and the stock is nothing to write home about. And the butt plate is abusive to say the least.
Now with that said and done, I wouldn't sell mine for the world. My first born (daughter) was "in process" when it was built. Finished the 2nd week after her birth.
Both, the kid and gun have been through changes through the years.
Still the gun is (somewhat) original (as well as the kid ) but all things important have been extensivly re-worked. It's been a good learning curve.
The barrel has been hand lapper, burnished, fire honed, shot-in, seasoned, and anything else you can imagine along with different "crowns".
The lock polished, honed, etched, tuned and sworn at. Originaly the rifling was cut prety deep,,,, over the years it's gotten much shallower .
Anyways, the more I experiment the more I'm learning, and sometimes a improvement in groups is seen.
Originally, when new it was all I could do to "print" on paper ar 25 yds. Now it's 1-1 1/2 groups at 75 yds. (still not braggin rights).
It taught me a lot. In that respect it was money and time well spent.
Barrels are soft and readily adaptable to experimentations. Lock is rude and anything seems to be an improvement. Stock is "do-able" as well as most of the hardware. And the buttplate will "sorely" show you consistant positioning.
My $0.02.

 
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