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Online Skillet

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Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:26:33 AM »
This pistol was assembled from a kit my late father gave me.

Found it shoots the 250 gn TC maxie-balls pretty fair; 15 gns of 777 yields good velocities.
Target shows 5 shots @ 28 yds.

Looks like a big derringer, but a decent shooter.

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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 11:45:29 AM »
I had one of those years ago. It's when I first found out me and wood don't get along. Mine had a snail breech and a ramrod.
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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 12:15:16 PM »
That’s 315 ft/lb muzzle energy which is significant power.  Fifteen grains of T7 can really deliver.  Nice shooting, Skillet.
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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 02:37:58 PM »
Yeah that's impressive velocity for such a heavy ball and a short barrel.  Nice shooting.
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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 02:44:53 PM »
Yep, nice shooting! Like Hawg, I built mine from a kit several years ago, never did shoot it. Took it to a rendezvous and sold it.

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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 12:04:06 PM »
Nice gun. Nice grouping. Think that guy has met his creator.

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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 03:37:26 PM »
I like those single shots they seem to shoot well and last for ever. Good shooting Skillet.
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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 06:13:55 PM »
These Colonial pistols had tiny front sights. In that older pic I was using a dowel pin replacement.

I since whittled-down a copper penny and brazed it on. Added lanyard, steel belt-clip (not seen, other side), and a few medicine-tacks.

Some of these old, cheap pistols make decent shooters, once you work out some loads

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Re: Range report: CVA Colonial pistol
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 09:46:48 PM »
Penny sights!  I like it.  The real coppers are getting a little harder to find nowadays, but I may have to try that on my next project.

Nice photo too.
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