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Offline Two Bears

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CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« on: August 22, 2006, 11:18:58 pm »
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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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 06:43:21 am »
 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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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 11:10:24 am »
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.


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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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 03:29:39 pm »
Sweet.  Very nice.  Where do you order your seconds???

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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 03:38:51 pm »
 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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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 10:05:34 pm »
Captchee...

Beautiful stocks !

Is that color Bombay Mahogany ?

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Re: CVA BOBCAT .50 CAL.
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 07:15:18 am »
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