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Hawk54

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Found a CVA .50 caliber 32" barrel Mountain Rifle in a pawn shop today. It is an early American made one. Made in America on the barrel. The browning on the barrel, lock, trigger guard, and butt plate is near 95%. German silver patch box, wedge plates, and wedges. Pewter nose cap. Bore is excellent and looks shiny new. Stock is really nice. Came with all the original paperwork and some extras like a short starter, nipple wrench, and powder measure. Paper work is all dated 1977. Whoever owned it took real good care of it. Doesn't look like it was hardly used. It kept asking me to take it home with me. The Made In America sold me and the 1977 date was a seller as that is the year I bought my first muzzle loader which I still have. I got it for $280 out the door. I am happy with it. Will probably redo the stock to a darker color.
 

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Pity the poor bugger who pawned it. But, his loss and your gain.

Makes me wonder. Lots of my guns in this house. Only one or two cheapies that I sort of hide. I am 75, definitely not in the spring of my life. No one of the rest of my family is into them. Probably best that could happen is they go to auction in this area. Where there is still an appreciated, strong gun culture.

Know the fave grand daughter will keep one in remembrance though.
 

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Found a CVA .50 caliber 32" barrel Mountain Rifle in a pawn shop today. It is an early American made one. Made in America on the barrel. The browning on the barrel, lock, trigger guard, and butt plate is near 95%. German silver patch box, wedge plates, and wedges. Pewter nose cap. Bore is excellent and looks shiny new. Stock is really nice. Came with all the original paperwork and some extras like a short starter, nipple wrench, and powder measure. Paper work is all dated 1977. Whoever owned it took real good care of it. Doesn't look like it was hardly used. It kept asking me to take it home with me. The Made In America sold me and the 1977 date was a seller as that is the year I bought my first muzzle loader which I still have. I got it for $280 out the door. I am happy with it. Will probably redo the stock to a darker color.
You got a darn good deal my friend! My first M.L. rifle was mountain rifle in .54 cal. It was one very accurate rifle. I let a friend talk me out of it and regreted it ever since!
 

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Nice, I have a pair in .45 and .50, both "Made in USA" and a couple of the pistols as well. All four make me look good at the range.
Hardly ever see a CVA made in the USA mountain rifle for sale around here. Been looking for a nice mountain rifle in .50 to compliment my .54. The mountain rifles and parts seem to be drying up. Last year there were a lot of parts for sale on Ebay and other sites. Almost none now. Just looked on GunBroker and they were only two rifles on there.
 

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I went to a January of this year gun show and found a new in the box CVA Mountain rifle made in America in a 45 caliber for a asking price of $200. I offered $150 and he declined which I could understand. I went to the gun show the next day the guy and rifle was still there. Figuring he hadn't sold the rifle yet on a off chance I made a offer of $100 and darn if he didn't take me up on it. I got it home and dropped a 45 caliber ball down the barrel and it was way to small. Its actually a 50 caliber for which I'm more grateful for. Has anyone else experienced this? I have since heard that some of the earlier ones were mislabeled. The rifle shoots great. I had on hand a more correct looking Hawken trigger guard and Hawken nose cap and installed those on the CVA and it looks more like a true Hawken rifle than before. I made a ramrod a might larger than the original one and machined the end pieces to match the original Hawken rifle. It was a pleasure to transform this good looking fine shooting rifle in a make over. Months later I saw someone else on the internet had done the same thing.
 
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