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I found a new unfired CVA 58cal Zouave reproduction rifle. Bore appears to be .570 or thereabout. I haven't put the digital caliper to it yet. Where is the best place to get round balls or minie balls?
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From looking around on the net when I bought my 50 cal Hornaday and Midway usa But I posted a wont to buy on the black powder classified on GBO and a member supplied me a lot of minie balls and round balls and maxie balls went way above and beyond what I expected.

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I mold mine, using a Lee improved miniball.
Worse comes to worse, I could mold you some up, but it will take a while.
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Go to gunbroker & look up seller blkpwdrspls he sells a lot of this stuff, his prices are VERY reasonable, free shippin’ and a good feller to boot.

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Thanks for all the input guys but I've decided to leave this one unfired after determining it was made around 1978. I'll leave it hanging under the mantle for a decade or so and see what it's worth then. I gave $400 for it out the door with a good rifle sleeve, which probably sells for $20. May have to put it in service before then! Who knows?
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Moose: my brother had one of those years ago and we loved playing with the darn thing. No reason to hang it up anywhere, it is solid and reliable, at least his was.
We would stuff it full of powder, whatever the charge was it seemed to fit perfectly into a tampon holder and he would cap it with either a mini-ball or a round ball. The darn thing was really accurate. The mini-ball would hit with incredible authority out beyond our ability to accurately place it but worked wonders on whitetail out to 200 yds. Round balls were not as accurate but lots of fun to shoot. He still has it but gets tired of cleaning the black powder grease off his face. I wouldn't hang it up at all. Just sayin'.
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Can you show us a photo of your rifle?
Then more people will enjoy seeing it than if it were hanging on your wall.

Any good local gun shop will order the round balls that you need if they don't have them on the shelf.
They usually order items from the nearest distributor on a regular basis.
It probably needs .570 balls.
MidwayUSA sells both Speer and Hornady round balls for $9.99 per box.--->>> https://www.midwayusa.com/s?userSear...temsPerPage=48

Does it take musket caps or #11 percussion caps?
I thought that the Zouave rifle usually uses musket caps unless the nipple was changed out.
Does the Zouave have any maker's mark or proof marks [besides CVA] that might indicate the country of origin?
Is that how you found out that it was made in 1978?
Is the gun Italian or Spanish made?

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