CVA mountain rifle stock drop

Discussion in 'Percussion Rifles' started by David Y. Snellen, Jun 18, 2019.

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #1

    David Y. Snellen

    David Y. Snellen

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    Gentlemen,
    It's been forever since I posted anything, and I had a question....
    YEARS ago I had (and sold) a CVA Mountain rifle. It was my first bp rifle at 16. I regretted selling it in later years. But, I like to stay pretty authentic.
    To me, the drop on the old cva's seem too straight for a pc rifle. The lock seems light and the nose cap seems large and thick. Does anyone know how correct these were and if there is anything period pre 1865 that looked like their profile?
    Thank you,
    David
     
  2. Jun 18, 2019 #2

    Pete G

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    They were not correct at all, but most seemed to be pretty good shooters.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2019 #3

    Flintleather

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    Cheek Bone Slappers!
     
  4. Jun 19, 2019 #4

    Zonie

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    Perhaps you missed the post I made a few years ago about the half stocked guns that were made in California in the late 1840's and 1850's?
    It is a "sticky" at the top of the index page in the General Muzzleloading section and it shows several guns that are similar to the CVA halfstocks, the Thompson Center and the half stocked guns sold by Lyman.

    Here's a link to it.

    https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/the-modern-sidelocks-place-in-pre-1870-history.58617/
     
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  5. Jun 19, 2019 #5

    charlescomly

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    I used to be a little self conscious about my CVA not being quite exact, but I got over it and just have fun shooting it.
    Besides, at the range I'm the only guy shooting black powder guns, and the guys ooh and aahh over my not pc CVA Hawken.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2019 #6

    Stony Broke

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    I traded for one a few years ago and thought it would be fun to hunt and play with. It slapped my cheek every time I pulled the trigger and I gave up and traded it off again. The guy I traded it to seems to like it...maybe his cheekbones are not as prominent as mine !?!
     

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