The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 15, 2013, 01:21 AM   #1
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Custom .36 CVA...with pics this time lol

http://m1297.photobucket.com/albumvi...4.jpg.html?o=0
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 09:45 AM   #2
Rifleman1776
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 25, 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,309
"custom CVA" sounds oxymoronic.
What you show seems, to me, a butchered C&B pistol. I''ll be kind and call it customized. And, the point is...........
Rifleman1776 is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 10:28 AM   #3
deerslayer303
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2011
Location: Leesville SC
Posts: 1,134
LOL Rifleman never pulls any punches. Well I will say each to his own. But a better pic might let us appreciate it more. My thing with short cap and ball pistols is, they don't need any more help cutting down on velocity. The long barrel on them helps with more than accuracy. With that said I own a 5.5" barreled NMA, and I know full well what it gives up in the velocity dept.
__________________
"You're so drunk you cant hit nothin, In fact you're probably seeing double"...."I have TWO GUNS one for each of ya"
deerslayer303 is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 11:05 AM   #4
g.willikers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 2008
Posts: 5,110
It looks like a revolver from an alternative universe.
Kind of cool, actually.
__________________
Lock the doors, they're coming in the windows.
g.willikers is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 12:48 PM   #5
10851Man
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 20, 2009
Location: High Desert Mountains CA.
Posts: 410
Looks like a great hideout gun...
10851Man is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 01:12 PM   #6
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Rifleman, the point is that this is a forum. I posted the picture because this forum is for firearm enthusiasts, and with myself being one of them, I enjoy sharing my projects and or ideas with like minded people. Anyways, I appreciate you guys sharing your opinions, and I'll try to get some better pics up here for ya.
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 01:19 PM   #7
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
And deerslayer, I completely agree with you. I actually removed the rifling and loaded it up with birdshot. I have yet to range test it, but with the smooth bore I would imagine it would make a decent "snake gun", presumably up to around 10 to 12 feet.
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 02:31 PM   #8
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
http://m1297.photobucket.com/albumvi...l?o=0&newest=1. Just using the Ruger for a size reference
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 02:36 PM   #9
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
http://m1297.photobucket.com/albumvi...f.jpg.html?o=0 bit of a cleaner pic deerslayer
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 02:44 PM   #10
woodnbow
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 2, 2012
Posts: 128
"I would imagine it would make a decent "snake gun", presumably up to around 10 to 12 feet."

I think you're right about that, I used to carry snake loads in my .45 colt, or I did until I thought to try them out on a beer can, had to sneak right up on that booger before it had any effect... damn snake would have to be right about between your knees before you could kill it..
woodnbow is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 02:57 PM   #11
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Haha, ya live and ya learn
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 04:16 PM   #12
robhof
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 16, 2007
Posts: 701
robhof

I don't know about in a smoothbore that short, but I do know that I fired a derringer in 45/410 with the 2 1/2" shells at 25' and it filled a 2'x3' target with an almost bare spot in the center 9" area. For self defense it would blind and cause arm and leg damage at that distance, but little damage to vital areas. Show us some field trials when you get out to a range.
robhof is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 04:43 PM   #13
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Yeah as far as a self defense aspect goes, I would keep it as a secondary or back up option... However it could prove quite effective in a home defense situation, I certainly wouldn't want to be on the business end of a few close range, well placed shots lol. Should be able to let some off this weekend, I'll be sure to post pics and results.
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 05:21 PM   #14
brazosdave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 7, 2012
Location: Copperas Cove, TX
Posts: 303
Dude, I don't care what anyone says, I love Avenging angels! Good job! I'm planning on doing one myself this year
__________________
"I'm your huckleberry, it's just my game"
brazosdave is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 05:45 PM   #15
deerslayer303
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2011
Location: Leesville SC
Posts: 1,134
It don't look bad at all. I would do a terrible blue job on it to give it that antique look. With that short barrel I don't think you will be happy with the shot pattern. I shoot #9 out of my NMA Sheriff at rats in the cow pasture. Lets just say I don't have to aim much LOL, I just point it in that general direction. But its fun shooting them off the 4 wheeler. I've never noticed any ill effects to the rifling. I melt my home brewed lube and drop the shot in it. Then spoon it out and make sure they are seperate on a paper towel to cool. So every pellet is coated with lube.
__________________
"You're so drunk you cant hit nothin, In fact you're probably seeing double"...."I have TWO GUNS one for each of ya"
deerslayer303 is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 07:51 PM   #16
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Thanks for the compliments guys. Deerslayer, I've never heard of shot damaging the rifling at all, but I've heard that it makes the pattern spread out a lot more than you want...I don't know for sure myself yet but hopefully the smooth bore will keep a tighter pattern. **** with the barrel length, I'd be happy with 6" spread at 10' lol.
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 07:55 PM   #17
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
What kind of gun ya thinking of using Dave?
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 08:35 PM   #18
Hawg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 11,717
Quote:
I'd be happy with 6" spread at 10' lol.
Prolly be more like a 6 foot spread at 10 feet.
Hawg is offline  
Old February 15, 2013, 09:58 PM   #19
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
If it still had the rifling in it, You'd probably be right.
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 10:17 AM   #20
indy1919
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2011
Posts: 277
So do you have any intentions of shooting balls out of this in your test??? ... Smooth bore or not I would like to know how well it still shoots.. Can not be any worse then the old liberators of WW II fame... And I bet at 10 feet or so you can hit pretty close...
indy1919 is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 12:27 PM   #21
deerslayer303
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 10, 2011
Location: Leesville SC
Posts: 1,134
Here is an Idea, I wonder if they make chokes for a .410 shotgun, if so get one then thread that barrel and screw in an XFULL choke. How cool would that be? I'm just thinking out of my rear now. Way too much coffee today!
__________________
"You're so drunk you cant hit nothin, In fact you're probably seeing double"...."I have TWO GUNS one for each of ya"
deerslayer303 is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 01:14 PM   #22
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
Indy, yeah I will be, just for curiosities sake lol. We're on the same page as far as effective distance but I might be surprised. And deerslayer, definitely a sweet idea, but I think the size difference in the barrels would be too drastic. However I do have a few more ideas in the works lol, I'll post pics as progress continues
Andyspiros is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 01:36 PM   #23
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,573
Andy....

I am not a fan of Avenging Angels but I do like the work you did on that revolver.

I have two ASM 1860s (CVA) and I have seen an additional one and none of them have the fluted cylinder.

Is this something you added?

Also like the grips.

I made some grips for one of my 1860s from some black lucite plastic.

I see from one of the fotos that I could have spent a liittle more time smoothing and finishing.




__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 01:40 PM   #24
Doc Hoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 24, 2008
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 4,573
Wait a minute....

...I just realized you did not start with an 1860/1.

I should have looked at the size comparison with the ROA.

Sorry guys.
__________________
Doc

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
Doc Hoy is offline  
Old February 17, 2013, 01:48 PM   #25
Andyspiros
Member
 
Join Date: December 12, 2012
Posts: 37
No apologies necessary Doc, and thanks for the compliments. Those grips look awesome by the way, is that the color that the plastic originally was or is that something you did?
Andyspiros is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11362 seconds with 9 queries