CVA kentuckey hunter

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  1. Mar 17, 2019 #1

    snubnose57

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    I see one for sale locally. Percussion, no patch box, 33 1/2 inch barrel, half stock, 2 barrel keys, 50 caliber. Looks like a Mountain rifle. Never heard of this model before. Any one else know about this rifle?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2019 #2

    Bob Hatfield

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    I remember that CVA advertised them back in the early 80's...….Simply a regular Kentucky with a half stock with barrel rib and other enhancements. I thought they were cool back then.

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  3. Mar 19, 2019 #3

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    I have only seen one of those come up for sale on GB, Dont remember how much it went for. Thought it was a pretty good looking rifle. Plan to build one like it some day from an old CVA Kentucky. When I get another old CVA Kentucky. Bet it would be a good balanced shooter.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2019 #4

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    From the online picture, it looks like a Mountain rifle, without the patch box. Thought I knew all the CVA models, but not this one.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2019 #5

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    I have an old Shooters Bible from 1986 and the Kentucky Hunter is not in there. If the Hunter is similar to the Mountain, it's a goodlooking gun. A little "Hawkenish".
     
  6. Mar 23, 2019 #6

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    Not sure if this against forum rules, please delete if so.
    I have no idea on how to post links, but to see a picture, look at Two Wrights guns website.
     
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    I got a picture of the Mountain. It has a 32" barrel. You mentioned the Kentucky Hunter had a 33 1/2".
     
  8. Mar 23, 2019 #8

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    Yes, that is what the website says, could be wrong.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2019 #9

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    Looked to me like the parts and 331/2" barrel from a CVA Kentucky married to a legitimate half stock, still shaped like the Kentucky but no brass spacer. Barrel wedges instead of pins, and an under barrel rib to carry the ramrod pipes and thats about it. So they made the gun look like a "half stock Kentucky rifle" . Yes it was a thing, look it up. I think they looked rather nice for what they were.
     
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    Thats kind of what I thought it may be. A Kentucky on a half stock. But did the Kentucky come in 50 cal also?
     
  11. Mar 30, 2019 #11

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    Well, I did a horse trade for the rifle. Since I have no idea how to post pictures, here are a few details. 33 1/2 inch barrel. Two barrel wedges, they are spaced farther apart from my CVA mountain rifle. The comb of the stock is curved, a slight hump. Right where the spacer would be on the 2 piece Kentucky rifle, there is about a 2 inch wooden " nose cap". The brass side plate is stamped engraved. Barrel stamped Kentucky Hunter. No current range report available, as the sand bass are running, and turkey season opens tomorrow.
     
  12. Mar 31, 2019 #12

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    sounds like your describing it to a tee. Look like this? CVA Kentucky Hunter 50cal 2-2-19 1.JPG
     
  13. Apr 6, 2019 #13

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    Yes, that is it exactly.
     

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