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Old 03-08-2007, 08:43 AM
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My CVA Mountain Rifle is .50 cal.,marked"Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc. MADE IN USA. Has 1:66 twist barrel, 32 in. The serial number is 3xxx. I bought this as a kit in 1976. What year did CVA quit making these? I've been told the barrels were made by Douglas.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:45 AM
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My CVA Mountain Rifle is .50 cal.,marked"Connecticut Valley Arms, Inc. MADE IN USA. Has 1:66 twist barrel, 32 in. The serial number is 3xxx. I bought this as a kit in 1976. What year did CVA quit making these? I've been told the barrels were made by Douglas.
If you E-mail CVA, [email protected] [email protected]>, I'm sure they could tell you. Seriously doubt the barrels were Douglas.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:27 PM
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The stamp on the barrel may have been done in the USA, but everything else done by CVA was done in Eibar, Spain. I have two Frontier rifles and will have to check for myself, but I don't think Douglas ever had the shipping address for CVA. That aside, just got my .58 but my .50 will do 2.5" groups at 100yds from the bench with irons sights, so the barrels aren't too bad.

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Old 03-08-2007, 03:56 PM
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Old CVA barrels

I had my doubts about the barrel being Douglas. All of theirs I've seen had Douglas marked on them but thought I'd check around. The old rifle still shoots good but the thin blade front sight and my bifocals don't work like they used to. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:06 PM
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The stamp on the barrel may have been done in the USA, but everything else done by CVA was done in Eibar, Spain. I have two Frontier rifles and will have to check for myself, but I don't think Douglas ever had the shipping address for CVA. That aside, just got my .58 but my .50 will do 2.5" groups at 100yds from the bench with irons sights, so the barrels aren't too bad.
Before they were mad in Eibar they were made in the U. S. of A. I have one in 50 cal marked "MADE IN U.S.A." with no Spanish proof marks. I don't know who made the barrel but they shoot well and were much sought after in their day.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:45 PM
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Before they were mad in Eibar they were made in the U. S. of A. I have one in 50 cal marked "MADE IN U.S.A." with no Spanish proof marks. I don't know who made the barrel but they shoot well and were much sought after in their day.
Likewise, mine was USA before CVA moved. The Mt. Rifle was out for a while, then brought back in a newer model. Just couldn't find the end date of that first run. They are nice old rifles. My set trigger is still a little tricky.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:18 PM
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All I can tell you is that I have a 1978 issue of Black Powder Gunsmithing that features the Made in USA CVA Mountain Rifle kit (serial number 35732). My gun has serial number 484xx so I would guess they USA made guns were made into the mid to late 1980s. CVA brought back a limited (300 rifles) run of the made in USA Mountain rifles about 3-4 years ago.
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