Author Topic: What to do? CVA ASM Brass New Army Kit  (Read 2573 times)

Offline sackpeterson

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What to do? CVA ASM Brass New Army Kit
« on: August 13, 2011, 04:11:03 PM »
Gentleman,

When I was 11, 1980 or so, my dad bought me a CVA Remmie kit.  I still have it.  Still have dad too, thankfully.

This thing never looked much better than 'dog eared' as assembled when I was a teenager.  Thing is, in my mid life here I've mastered all sorts of finishing skills.  I'd like to finish it out proper.  I don't have the practical BP collectors insight, but I do understand the technical stuff if any of you care to give me some suggestions.
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Re: What to do? CVA ASM Brass New Army Kit
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 11:48:46 PM »
Post some photos if you can.
Also, head on over here for a more detailed look into the Remmy.
www.1858Remington.com (another of Smokey's forums and my "pet")
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Re: What to do? CVA ASM Brass New Army Kit
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 07:57:21 AM »
Will do as time allows.

I spun the cylinder in a drill press chuck last night and took the grime off with 400 grit. Also started working the barrel flats with a 600 grit jewelers file.

It's not too far gone, it will be a credible looking Remmie.

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Re: What to do? CVA ASM Brass New Army Kit
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:17:01 PM »
Love to see the pictures! (Hope you're taking some!)
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