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Title: Got a 2nd CVA Tower Pistol
Post by: Electric Miner on March 02, 2015, 12:50:46 PM
Stopped by the local gun shop to see what they had in the case. They had a used Pietta 1858 with 5.5" barrel. Great shape, but they wanted new Cabela's price for it.

They also had a Jukar-made CVA Tower Pistol in the case for less than $40. Now I have a matched pair...


The new Tower Pistol...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V1169-small_zpshdhhg0ew.jpg)




The other Tower Pistol...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/IMG_7180-small_zps9c1deb3d.jpg)





They aren't quite the same, though. Anyone spot the major difference?
Title: Re: Got a 2nd CVA Tower Pistol
Post by: StrawHat on March 02, 2015, 01:34:44 PM
Drum and cone vs bolster and cone, and one is missing a ramrod.

Kevin
Title: Re: Got a 2nd CVA Tower Pistol
Post by: Electric Miner on March 02, 2015, 03:11:40 PM
Tha ramrod doesn't count, The old one just didn't have the ramrod in place when the pic was taken.

Also, different lock plate.
Title: Re: Got a 2nd CVA Tower Pistol
Post by: Electric Miner on March 05, 2015, 04:25:31 PM
Took it apart this afternoon to see the insides. With the exceptional fit and finish, this was either factory built, or built by someone who gave a darn about the end result. Besides discover the inside of the lock needs cleaned, I discovered it has an adjustable sear/trigger, which I did not expect.


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V1177-small_zpsi5esfjj7.jpg)
Title: Re: Got a 2nd CVA Tower Pistol
Post by: Electric Miner on March 09, 2015, 01:13:57 PM
All Spanish...


(http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a523/electricminer/MA3V1185-small_zpsoayr3fkj.jpg)


The top two are currently being worked on to fix fit/finish issues. I will be doing something with the rough finish on the bottom one, but otherwise it's good.