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CVA 5 shot revolver

yblockheadyblockhead Member Posts: 923 ✭✭✭
I just picked up a CVA I believe to be .31 cal 5 shot revolver. Sorry no photo's, but it a brass frame, spur trigger, walnut (I assume) grips, and octaginal barrel. Any ideas of loading data or of when these little guys were made?
Thanks

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  • JohnnyBGoodJohnnyBGood Member Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by yblockhead
    I just picked up a CVA I believe to be .31 cal 5 shot revolver. Sorry no photo's, but it a brass frame, spur trigger, walnut (I assume) grips, and octaginal barrel. Any ideas of loading data or of when these little guys were made?
    Thanks


    Probably this one?

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=188597406

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    Use black powder, 3f would be good. Fill the chamber
    leaving enough room to load a tight fitting ball. Use
    snug fitting percussion caps. Lots of experimentation
    you can do but that is the basic and will get you started.
    CVA might have loading data/instructions on their web site.

    As to when it was made Italian replica firearms often have
    a date code stamped on them, usually consisting of two letters.
    Post the letters and maybe we can figure it out.

    Johnny
  • yblockheadyblockhead Member Posts: 923 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's the one! Don't have the box or instructions. I'll check for a date code tonight after work. I already tried the CVA website....no luck.
  • JohnnyBGoodJohnnyBGood Member Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by yblockhead
    ....I already tried the CVA website....no luck.


    You may not have tried hard enough [8D]

    Number "15" on the FAQ page "How can I receive an owner's manual for my CVA rifle, pistol and or Revolver?"

    Johnny
  • yblockheadyblockhead Member Posts: 923 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Your right again! Thanks, got it in print. I'll still look for any other makings when I get home.
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