I recently aquired and old black powder rifle. After oiling the barrel I located the manf.It was made by Connecticut Valley Arms. # XXXXX I do not believe it is a replica . It has an octagon barrel and is a cap lock not a flint . It also has a strange pinky grip behind the triger guard. Any idea what I have found??
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Hi, I would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.Can you tell me if there is any other stamping on the barrel or receiver? And what is the caliber and length of the barrel? Can you describe the stock? Better yet, if you can send me a picture, that would help a lot. Just attach it with the paper clip icon. Thank you.CVA makes quite a few different black powder rifles. They aren't necessarily replicas, but they are originals that they still currently make. Good quality rifles.Bill
I found 45cal. Real dark wood stock. Brass butt plate Curved butt plate. Scroll work on receiver and hammer. No other stamping on barrel that i can find. Barrell is also octogon inside. Barrel is 33 1/2 inches long. Not sure how to send pix.
That's ok. Thanks. We'll have to work with what we have.I believe what you have is a CVA Kentucky Rifle.It's a .45 cal. percussion rifle with a 33.5" octagonal barrel and walnut stock. Also has curved brass buttplate. It is the only .45 cal. percussion rifle CVA made that I can find in the catalog. NIB: $275, Exc.: $225, Vgood: $175, Good: $150.45 cal. is a nice cal. Shoots flat and still has a lot of energy to take down big game.This info was taken from the 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms.
40 yr. machining and gunsmithing with schooling in both.