I was browsing around in a local pawn shop today and found a .50 CVA Plains Pistol in a percusion lock. It had obviously been put together from a kit and rather poorly so. However, mostly it was all cosmetic. The stock needed thoroughly sanded to remove some dings and low spots and the area of the grip needed shaped. The brass was as right out of the box with the triggergaurd having a raised seam down the middle of it's length. The good news was it had never been fired, the hammer and trigger work crisply, and they had the box it came in including all the paper work. I bought it for $69 and stripped it completely. I sanded everything and restained it a darker walnut. Waiting for the first coat of True oil to dry now.
The ramrod was minus a loading jag so I added one and cut the rod shorter to fit back under the barrel. Looks better and is more functional too. Anyways I have a few questions;
1) When you go to CVA's Site there are only rifles listed. No pistols nor pistol kits. How come? Can't find anything on their pistol kits except a few Remington 1858 New Model Army .44's on other sites.
2) I'd be interested in knowing what both the kit and the factory finished Plains Pistol sold for new? Particularly if they still sell them.
3) Have any of you ever owned or fired one? The book says minumum 20 grains up to maximum of 60 of FFF and a .490 ball. I was wondering if I could use the same sabots as I do in my .50 Optima Pro?
Anyways, I'll post pics of it when it's finished. I bought it with the idea of carrying it Muzzleloader Season as a back-up for my Optima Pro.
Edited by Spirithawk, 19 May 2009 - 07:31 PM.