Make: Connecticut Valley Arms Inc
Serial Number: 058376
Year of Manufacture: Modern, no FFL needed
Action Type: Percussion, muzzle loader.
Markings: The top left side of the barrel is marked” CONNECTICUT VALLEY ARMA INC. / BLACK POWDER ONLY .50 CAL. SPAIN’. Next to that the serial number is stamped.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a front dovetail beaded post, and rear windage and elevation adjustable notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood with brass trim. The bottom of the buttstock at the buttplate has a through crack which has been repaired but not very well. There is a missing chip at the end of the stock where the butt plate fits. The buttplate does not fit well. The LOP measures 14”. The stocks rate in about fair overall condition.
Type of Finish: Plum Brown
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is good and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows normal wear from use and storage. There is one very small ding near the serial number. The Screw heads are good and serviceable. The markings are clearly stamped. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, the hammer requires effort to cock. The double set trigger function correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A cleaning Jag is included in the patch door.
Our Assessment: This is a Spanish made .50 cal Hawken style muzzle loading rifle with a great barrel, it looks to be equipped with a stainless nipple which holds up better than the blued ones. With the double set triggers and heavy octagonal barrel you know this will be a tack driver. This rifle will be fun and affordable to shoot, if you don’t have a black powder rifle yet this is the one you need.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be sold to anyone 18 years of age with valid ID.
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