View Full Version : CVA St Lewis Hawkins Brach Plug Removal

August 9, 2010, 11:42 PM
I bought this new in 1999 and have been shooting very hot loads. It has also not received perfect maintenence. All the information I have is the breach plug should only be removed by the factory.

I want to remove and inspect the condition of the barrel and breach plug threads and condition of the first couple of inches of the bore. I thought maybe someone on here would know how to get it out and then reinstall it if everything looks ok.

Thanks for any reply.

August 10, 2010, 12:06 AM
Dont remove it or else you'll end up having to buy a new barrel for $85.

What kind of loads have you been shooting?

August 10, 2010, 12:56 AM
When I bought it I tried balls. sabots and a couple of other lead bullets and then I bought a box of "Buffalo Bullet Company" 245 grain projectiles, stock # 50245. My search was over but it wasn't until I switched to FFF powder and increased the load over 80 grains.

I kept increasing the powder charge until I did not get any noticable increase in performance which was over 120 grains. I backed the charge to 110 grains and that is what I shoot.

I have measured with my calipers and the barrel is not swelled. My only concern is the breach plug. Maybe I am concerned about nothing.

Where would I get a new barrel?

Thanks for the reply.

August 10, 2010, 04:54 AM
Deer Creek Outfitters, Waldron, Indiana bought the remaining CVA sidelock parts so they would be the outfit to ask. Their phone number is 765-525-6181.

August 10, 2010, 09:19 AM
most likely concerned about nothing.

100gr is the limit by the way. 400 grain projectile weight is also the max.