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Pewter caps on CVA
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:49:33 PM »
Here is a project I did about 3-4 years ago....poured pewter nose and butt caps on my CVA pistol. Pistol as manufactured
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 03:50:58 PM »
Getting the cap area ready
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:52:06 PM »
Nose cap poured, along with some stock work
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 03:52:57 PM »
Done
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 03:53:58 PM »
Butt cap done also
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 04:53:28 PM »
Those turned out really nice!
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 04:59:08 PM »
You did a good job. :-*
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 03:45:45 PM »
You really helped that gun out.     Looking good.    Mark
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 02:51:18 PM »
They look awesome, wish i was that handy!
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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 05:31:09 AM »
I like it the thing that keep me from buying the Lyman GPP is that ugly nosecap

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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 12:44:29 PM »
I like it the thing that keep me from buying the Lyman GPP is that ugly nosecap. How do you do it?
Pretty much as the picture shows. Undercut the stock area, drill a few 1/8" holes as "keys" to hold the cap securely. Plug up any place you DON'T want the pewter! I used modeling clay. Rub pencil lead around the undercut areas, supposed to help fill in the areas. I made a form from a file folder, securely rubber banded around the stock. Heat the pewter in a dipper (I used my propane torch), be sure to use enough pewter. As soon as the pewter is molten, pour it quickly into the mold. Tap on the mold several times to work any bubbles out. Now.....let it sit, half an hour or so, to make sure everything is cooled down. When you remove the mold, you will see that it doesn't look purty. Files and sandpaper make quick work of bringing things together, although the pewter does gum up files pretty quickly. As you can see, the pewter doesn't even scorch the wood as it melts at a low temperature. This was my first attempt and I like it better than my second, which was a CVA pistol. Hope I have explained the process well?!

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Re: Pewter caps on CVA
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 12:50:43 PM »
Oh, and the stain I used is some home-made walnut husk stain/dye I made up a couple of years ago.