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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Default CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.

Ok I know that it is a CHEAP little rifle but have any of you bought one or shot one?

I just bought one from Wally world for 59.00 for the parts ( I am going to make a full stock for it and brown it then give it to my soon to be 5 year old.

I don't see them on CVA's web site...Are they not making them anymore? If not I might go back and buy the other one that is there.

Let me know what you know about this Bobcat

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 09:43 AM
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no two bears CVA no longer makes any side lock weapon . there are parts still available* though through different venders .

* while the bobcat* was meant as a cheep entry rifle . IMO they are* very good . well i should clarify* that and say* *sure they have their problems most are very good accurate shooters .

i have done a number of stock conversions and even 2 or 3* conversions to flintlock on these rifles .
* wood stock use to be available and* i even found a traditions deer hunter that the CVA parts fit well into .

now days however i just order a good curly maple or cherry stock . if you accepted seconds these can be had for 50 bucks or less ,shaped* *with the barrel channel and RR already inlet .
these are most times full size custom stocks* that have worm holes , mineral stains* or feather cracks in the but plate area . any of which are easy to fix .

Here is a bobcat* that I* re stocked for a costumer this* spring . I used the bobcat trigger, barrel , tang , RR thimble and lock . I replace the nasty plastic stock and added* a brass butt plate , trigger guard and nose cap . the fellas over on the TMA forum re named it " kat la plum" i probably screwed up the spelling on that* so for you french speaking ,, sorry .
if i recall correctly it refures to the bobcats meaner cusian the linx cat








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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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That is very nice !
Can you PM me and we can discuss what you would need to do a full stock conversion if you are interested.


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no two bears CVA no longer makes any side lock weapon . there are parts still available* though through different venders .

* while the bobcat* was meant as a cheep entry rifle . IMO they are* very good . well i should clarify* that and say* *sure they have their problems most are very good accurate shooters .

i have done a number of stock conversions and even 2 or 3* conversions to flintlock on these rifles .
* wood stock use to be available and* i even found a traditions deer hunter that the CVA parts fit well into .

now days however i just order a good curly maple or cherry stock . if you accepted seconds these can be had for 50 bucks or less ,shaped* *with the barrel channel and RR already inlet .
these are most times full size custom stocks* that have worm holes , mineral stains* or feather cracks in the but plate area . any of which are easy to fix .

Here is a bobcat* that I* re stocked for a costumer this* spring . I used the bobcat trigger, barrel , tang , RR thimble and lock . I replace the nasty plastic stock and added* a brass butt plate , trigger guard and nose cap . the fellas over on the TMA forum re named it " kat la plum" i probably screwed up the spelling on that* so for you french speaking ,, sorry .
if i recall correctly it refures to the bobcats meaner cusian the linx cat

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 06:29 PM
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Sweet. Very nice. Where do you order your seconds???

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 06:38 PM
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Most all companies that build stocks will sell you seconds even though they donít list them . I find their quality of those seconds depends a lot on how they grade their stock .
Myself I like to deal with dic at pecatonica river even though I have purchased from tiger hunt and a couple others .
Dick is very picky about his upper grade stocks . The prices are very reasonable even for the #1 stocks wich he grades fro 1P- 5P

He lists his 3P maples with 70 to 80 % curl from 100 to 140.
4 P at 90 to 100% curl at 145-225
He also lists a 5P can you imagine what a 5 P would look like if 4 P has 90 to 100% curl ? ;D
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Captchee...

Beautiful stocks !

Is that color Bombay Mahogany ?
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Captchee...

Beautiful stocks !

Is that color Bombay Mahogany ?
Thank you for your kind words

Actually its cordovan , red and just a hint of coca brown .
The stock was shaped with scrapers , . I then soot the stock with and old candle , all over .
I follow this up with burnishing with hemp . This takes off most all the soot but leaves the striping much darker then the harder wood around it . Really make the grain pop out .

For this one I used leather dye. If I recall this was true dye from Tandy leather . If used correctly and from the same line it can be mixed to achieve the color one wants. It also goes much deeper into the wood then a wood stain does so it gives a lot of depth .. Also if you use an alcohol based stain it doesnít raise the grain back up .

The stock was then dyed and let set over night to dry .
I then come back and Bone the complete stock . This is really nothing more then polishing the stock with another object that harder then the wood .
When finished the stock will be just as shinny as you see in the photos .
HOWEVER. If you do not seal the wood , any moisture will cause the boning to go away as the wood swells .
The rifle above has 7 coats of hand rubbed tongue oil applied after the boning process is complete
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