Upgrade replacement for CVA lock?

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Larry (Omaha)

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I have CVA flintlock that I like but the lock is a little weak. Whose replacement lock gives the best spark for the buck? Thanks
Can't answer about a replacement lock. Why not replace the mainspring, provided the lock is OK?
Much cheaper to replace a spring than a lock.
 

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When I said weak I meant spark not spring. It's Ok but I expect to shoot it more and don't want to fiddle around with frizzen hardening or changing cock angle to get reliability. I just one that works so I'll try L&R. Sold off some high buck unmentionables so have a few bucks to burn on more black powder stuff :thumb: Thanks for the answers guys.
 

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You might first try Deer Creek Products. The L&R locks are good but are not a simple "drop-in" replacement. Deer Creek is about the best current source for all things CVA. Deer Creek Products - Home
 

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Definitely go with the L&R. I wouldn't even consider fixing the present lock or replacing it with another CVA of the same type, those early CVA flintlocks were pretty poor.
 

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L&R. As above. when you get tired of it, you can take the lock and build a new gun
 

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When I said weak I meant spark not spring.
Several CVA flints have went by me from the 70's. I have hardened the frizzens on them, I have case hardened them. Actually the lock isn't a bad lock, but has a soft frizzen. I have had them get too hard and snap like glass, so be careful and study on the subject of hardening.
 

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I’m pretty sure the new traditions locks are very similar if not the same as the old cva locks. A new traditions frizzen is about $20 online. The new frizzens spark really well in my experience. With a little fitting a new traditions frizzen my bring your lock back to life.
 

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On my first long rifle, I used a small Dixie lock, similar to the CVA lock. The threads on some screws wore over time and would not stay tight. I got the L&R replacement lock. Some minor woodworking was needed to fit the new lock. I am getting good spark with the new lock. Overall , a better looking lock.
 

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I replaced my Traditions lock with an L and R RPL... then I replaced that stupid 2 piece stock, in fact all that’s left is the buttplate and barrel... shoots as good as it looks now!
 

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