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CVA Squirrel Rifle
« on: November 03, 2016, 05:58:08 AM »
This was a box of pieces which I had purchased on E-bay years ago with plans to put together.
The barrel needed to be set about 1/4" further back, the bolts were hex from a hardware store.
I looked it over & almost sent it back, but I put it aside and the years passed.
Then my son picked it up & asked what I was going to do with it.
I told him he could do what ever he wished as I was still upset with my purchase.
He only asked for help to brown the steel, here's what it looks like today.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 05:58:50 AM »
Here's a couple more shots.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 08:05:28 AM »
.32cal, right?

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 08:53:34 AM »
I'd say he did a right nice job of putting that "box of parts" together to make a nice hunting/plinking rifle.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 11:24:08 AM »
Mad Dog, Yes it is a 32 cal.

Mazo, I couldn't believe what he did with it. It shoots pretty well also.
We went out last December for a walk but the Cottontails didn't cooperate.
I used to have a CVA Squirrel, but sold it when I purchased my 32 cal. Pedersoli Pennsylvania.
One of the many I wished I would have kept. For those of you who haven't tried small bore, you don't know what your missing.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 04:28:28 PM »
Looks great.  I got one of those in about 83-84' I'd guess.  Still have it and love shooting it, they stretch powder and lead a long ways..

I like your sights better than mine, the one I bought (not a kit) had an adjustable rear sight which looks kind of big and clunky, the front sight was dovetailed in like yours but it's not a brass blade. 


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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 08:40:23 PM »
 A Silk purse from a Sow's ear.    Tell your son good job.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2016, 01:19:56 PM »
Well I showed my son that I posted his Squirrel Rifle.
He read the replies, turned red in the face & said to tell you guys "Thanks".

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2016, 03:39:04 PM »
Well I showed my son that I posted his Squirrel Rifle.
He read the replies, turned red in the face & said to tell you guys "Thanks".
Don't know why he would turn red...he oughta be busting a button or two. Remarkable job!
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 09:25:48 AM »
At one time I had a Dixie southern mountain rifle in 32 caliber percussion. I changed it out to flintlock (lock parts cost about $45.00 vs $125.00 for a new lock!). I sold that one a few years ago, but have a semi-custom 32 flintlock now. Yep, the small bores are a lot of fun and easy on lead and powder!

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 05:27:39 AM »
Well guys, ever since that walk looking for cottontails I've wanted another CVA Squirrel Rifle.
Seeing Deer Creek has new barrels available, I started watching E-bay for a stock reasonably priced.
Finally I found & purchased a nice one with all the hardware included. The guy stated he even had the barrel.
Of course I purchased the whole set. I had forgotten how big & ugly the hunting sights were, so I changed them out.








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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 05:36:57 AM »
Where'd you buy the new sights?  Would like to replace mine also.

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 06:02:47 AM »
Hello 99whip,

I think I had picked them up on E-bay. But you might check with Deer Creek Products.
http://www.deercreekproducts.net/
I think these were the same as used on the Frontier and Mountain Rifle.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 06:05:17 AM by AntiqueSledMan »

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Re: CVA Squirrel Rifle
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 09:47:24 AM »
Thank you, I blew up your photo a little bit and you're right, it does look like the same ones used on the Mountain Rifle, will check with Deer Creek. 

Thanks again.