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CVA 1860 Army
Hunting and discussion with Muzzle Loaders, Archery and other Primitive weapons

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

I bought one as a kit about 20 years ago , and figger it's time to light her off .. Anyone know which balls to use , seems it was 430 , but maybe 451 or 452 , dont remember ..
Anyone have any load data ??
Seems I have read that the brass frame will crack with heavy loads over time .. Me dont think so , myself ..
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

According to the dixie catalog anywhere between .451 to .454 should work as some of the ball actually gets shaved off at loading. 20 -30 grains of 3F black powder. I never heard thjat the brass frame would crack but they do have a shorter life than a steel frame. It is important to use wonderwads under the ball or grease on top of the ball to prevent multiple chambers from firing from the fire from cylinder gap.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

Yeah I knowed about the grease , wonder wads help accuracy a lot in my rifle , so should help with the revolver as well ..
Thanks rok
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

Don't know much about this CVA but I do know that heavy charges will stretch and then after so much stretching a brass frame will crack at times near sharp angles. Reasonable loads ie. 20 - 25 gr FFFg should do very well especially if you use a felt wad between the powder & ball and then lube on top of the ball. Good Shootin to you. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

My grand father got me one along time ago, It broke every time I used it. very unhappy with anything made by CVA.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

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We're still here I think Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: CVA 1860 Army Reply with quote

Thats good to know! :):);)

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