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Offline drobs

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Contemplating purchasing a CVA St. Louis Hawken Flintlock
« on: April 06, 2018, 01:25:02 AM »
What's the word on CVA Flintlocks?
Contemplating buying the below for $289 + $15 shipping. 
I wish it were in 54 to match my percussion Lyman Great Plains but the price is right and its left handed.



https://www.deercreekproducts.net/store/p727/CVA_St._Louis_Hawken_LH_Rifle.html
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Re: Contemplating purchasing a CVA St. Louis Hawken Flintlock
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 02:17:28 AM »
Word?  Cheap and inauthentic, but serviceable.  It'll most likely be a fine shooter, and not so fine as a display piece.  You may need to harden the frizzen, for better sparking.  The cap box, something the GPR doesn't come with, will certainly come in handy, as will the adjustable rear sight.  It's an affordable shooter's gun, for those who want a traditional impression but can do without an authentic reproduction.  I do like the brass.

There's nothing wrong with the fifty caliber.  Many a deer have fallen to the fifty.  You'll have to decide whether you want to inventory for the two calibers.  Mixups could be a bitch, but we learn to be mindful.
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Re: Contemplating purchasing a CVA St. Louis Hawken Flintlock
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 07:18:11 AM »
I don't care for a .50 either altho I used one for many years and took a lot of deer with one. I have the same gun in a right hand percussion. It was loaded when I got and I fired the charge that was in it. I didn't even aim at anything. I haven't shot it since.
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Re: Contemplating purchasing a CVA St. Louis Hawken Flintlock
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »
I think I'll keep looking for a 54.
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