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 CVA flintlock rifles
lonewolf465  [Member]
9/7/2011 2:52:34 PM EST
What is the opinion of the CVA flintlock rifles? I have a Lyman GPR and I am just tickled with that flinter. No one around here shoots flintlocks so I am looking to you folks for advice.
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bodybagger  [Member]
9/8/2011 4:31:33 PM EST
I have one, like it but would like a traditional longrifle thats handmade.
pepperbelly  [Team Member]
9/8/2011 5:28:00 PM EST
From everything I have read your Lyman is several order of magnitude better than the CVA. Their quality is not very good. Mostly I hear about problems from cheap locks. It would be a barely adequate rifle for someone to get started if they are not sure if they want to get into muzzleloading. On the other hand problems with low quality muzzleloaders have caused people to get out of the sport.
If you want a caplock, and don't want or can't afford a custom or high-end production rifle find another Lyman GPR or TC Hawken. Both of those are good quality, and most people who have had both actually prefer the GPR.

Jim
kevthebassman  [Member]
9/8/2011 8:11:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By pepperbelly:
From everything I have read your Lyman is several order of magnitude better than the CVA. Their quality is not very good. Mostly I hear about problems from cheap locks. It would be a barely adequate rifle for someone to get started if they are not sure if they want to get into muzzleloading. On the other hand problems with low quality muzzleloaders have caused people to get out of the sport.
If you want a caplock, and don't want or can't afford a custom or high-end production rifle find another Lyman GPR or TC Hawken. Both of those are good quality, and most people who have had both actually prefer the GPR.

Jim


This is what I hear. For production flinters, first choice is a Lyman, second is TC, and third is CVA. I've got a TC, but the only things still made by TC on the rifle is the stock and trigger group, and I'm looking into replacing the triggers.
lonewolf465  [Member]
9/9/2011 3:57:05 AM EST
Thanks for the info. That was pretty much the conclusion I had drawn from some internet research. The GPR has proven to be a good shooter over the years.
pepperbelly  [Team Member]
9/9/2011 9:25:47 AM EST
Where are you that nobody shoots rocklocks?
I have a jack Garner semi-custom Tennessee .40 flintlock that is beautiful. I used to have TC Hawken caplocks, but this- while a little more complicated- is a lot more fun.

Jim
bodybagger  [Member]
9/9/2011 1:26:37 PM EST
The way I understand it Traditions is the spin-off from CVA when they went to modern inlines under the CVA name. I have shot mine a lot, killed 3 deer with it, but it has made me want to upgrade. I picked it up cheap just to see if a rocklock was for me or not. I recommend one for that purpose. loog at Dixie Gun Works too. If you are close you can test drive mine. IDK where you are though.
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