Found a gun in my Grandpa's garage. It is wood and possibly brass. All it says is "Connecticut Valley Arms Inc. Black Powder Only 50Cal." There is a serial number but I can't read it. Any idea what it is and where I can learn more about it. I tried searching the CVA website, but could find nothing like it. Any info would be helpful, thanks in advance.
I have the same thing. From my grandfather as well. I too am looking for information and would like to sell it. Any help would be welcome!
SAME HERE, HELP!!
I got the .45 ver. with one screw it seems like replaced. They obviously aren't real old but hey who cares just need an answer!
I have the samething ser #0003916
are the weapons are in good shape??? are they rusty? what year were they manufactured in???
Its in good shape, has two replaced screws and two missing out of the trigger guard. Inside the bore looks a bit rusty but cleanable I'd imagine. Any Idea of the worth? Also, it doesn't have the mfd date on it anywhere, just reads: Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc. Black Powder Only .45Cal ser:0067828
Generally, black powder muzzle loaders are selling for about $100.00 to $200.00 USD depending upon condition. I have a Thompson Center Arms .50 cal Hawkins Caplock Rifle and if I got $200.00 to $225.00 USD for it I would be doing very good.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for that.How old are these .50 cal generally speaking the one i have has a modern site fore and aft with an octogon steel barrel. Like I would trust the site of a muzzle loader. I dont believe the range is far forget accuracy.
CVA stated selling in the late 1960's, so they are not old. Depend
Ing on style and condition, price really varies. One of the older .45 cal , full stock Ky style in percussion were generally of poor quality. If you have a half stock Mountain Rifle in good shape , then that would be of considerable more value.
To Dave n n.... Don't underestimate the accuracy of a CVA mountain rifle in the hands of someone who knows how to use them. A 3-5 inch 100 yd target would not be unreasonable in the right hands.
to some one like you talking through thier night cap I reply. Highly accurate if the powder is measured consitently, shoot deer over two hundred yards both 50 cal. and 45 every bit a rifle will put shot guns to shame in a shoot off CVA rifles cream of the crop
my grandpaw gave me a cva mountain rifle 50 caliber with the serial number 0120332 not for sale just wondering when it was made and value and your right about the accuracy its all he carried for many years no matter what he was hunting from elk to mule
There are no records to place DOM on CVA guns. Around 1978 they stopped making them in the US and importing them, so if it's marked Spain it's a later gun.
Since I answered it here, I'll delete the second post.
It isn't marked Spain and I know he bought it in the early 70s any idea what it's worth thank you
Depending on condition, $375-425. The American made ones are premium guns.
Ok thank you for your time I'm just getting into this so I'm sure our paths will meet again Have a good one brother
Lol I have an orange that costs 50 so I guess the apple is 50 too... If one is 50 the other don't have to be at that price.....
I obtained a CVA .50 caliber, black powder. ser. # 0117289, in good condition. What is it worth?