MY CVA PROJECT.

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  1. Jan 12, 2019 #1

    Icemanxxxv

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    I'm figuring this rifle is good practice it is cheap and mistakes won't cost me much. The experience gained will be invaluable when it is time for a real nice rifle. Baby steps right? This is what I have gotten done so far on this overhaul. The .54 cal. barrel, under lug, and tang all browned. Stock has been stripped. Now I have to re-inlet the patch box, and butt plate Seeing how they no longer fit. They butt plate was pulled tight against the stock by the two screws, so tight that when I tried to remove the one on the back side the head just popped off. Looking at the butt plate to stock inlet it's not even close. The patch box no longer fits the inlet I could probably hammer it in as they did at the factory but I need the practice. The escutcheons wedge plate were never inlet, so I'll be doing that too. I haven't checked whether the lock fits back in the stock because its at home and I'm at work.
     
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    Lots to do. Good luck
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019 #3

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    Did you get the snapped off screw out of the wood?
    I've used Vise Grip type locking pliers to do this but I found that sometimes there isn't enough exposed screw shank to get a good grip on it.

    After remembering this whole area will be hidden by the butt plate when the gun is put together, I used a small chisel to cut away the wood around the body of the screw, leaving a large enough hole for the Vise Grip's to get a good grip on the screw.
    Once that was done, unscrewing the old screw body was easy. :)
     
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  4. Nov 11, 2019 at 12:49 AM #4

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    I've been picking you alls' brains for a while now so I'm going to bump this thread up with an update. Barrel and rib are browned. I installed traditional rear fixed sight installed along with a Lyman over sized front sight. The barrel assembly is ready for installing. The stock inletting complete sanded whiskered and stained with LMF Walnut. First coat of Permalyn sealer applied. Brass is all polished up and ready for final assembly. I ordered all new wood screws from Blacksmith Bolt and Rivet. Not sure if I will brown them heat them with a torch and dip them in oil to blue them, or cold blue them. Maybe Ill' do a set of each and see what I like best. I'll post pictures when it is complete. It is getting closer. I'm already looking forward to the next project.
     
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