View Full Version : Connecticut Valley Arms .50 cal kit. Really long barrel.

March 26, 2005, 01:12 PM
I have one at home that I started building for my dad 15 years ago when I was 13 or so. Needless to say, my experience in such an activity was non-existant at that age. I never finished it and have since lost the parts needed for completion. Everything is together but the hammer will not cock and some trim/detail pieces are missing, trigger guard etc.. Anyone know where I can get parts for this thing?

March 27, 2005, 02:34 AM
I'm sure that others will have more suggestions but the largest supplier of parts that I know of is Dixie Gun Works. You can probably send the gun in to them and even have them fix it for you: http://www.dixiegunworks.com/

4V50 Gary
March 27, 2005, 02:18 PM
If the hammer isn't cocking back, then the sear isn't engaging the tumbler. Is the sear spring bearing against the sear? Is it strong enough?

You can find out by removing the lock and looking at the insides. The sear spring is the small "V" spring near the tail of the lock. The sear is the object with the long arm (sear arm) that protrudes sideway. Cock the weapon back and see if the spring pushes the sear arm down to engage the cocking notch of the tumbler (the thing that the hammer is attached to).