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Old 01-25-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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CVA 1851 navy cylinder stop help

I recently received a CAV 1851 navy from my one of my uncles. The gun is old but not put together and was never shot. When putting the gun together I notice that the cylinder stop was not working right. When I put the gun in half cock the cylinder stop would start to go down then it would pop up when it got to half cock making the cylinder not move. When I looked at it closer I notice the cylinder stop was coming off the cam. Is there any way to mod this so it wont happen or what part or parts do I need to get to get it in working order. Also if you know where I could buy the parts for it that would help.

thank you for your time and help
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Hey, welcome from the north woods of Wisconsin, Jeremy. I'm not much into shooting revolvers, but we do have some experts who will be along, shortly.
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry but I'm not one of the experts but I bet TGR will show up in a few minutes.
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Welcome from Tx ...........I could fix your gun in 5 mins , but without have it in my hands I don't know how to tell you how to fix it . Take it to a SASS / CAS match in your area someone there will fix it for you free . or Call CVA and tell them you got a gun kit and see if they will send you up to date direction to build one . This was a CVA kit gun I built in the 70's .


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Old 01-25-2014, 07:30 PM   #5
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Thank you for the info and the help.

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Thank you for the info and the help.

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Sorry I can't help you ... The gun action is the same a 1873 Colt 45 cartridge gun and some parts interchange . You tube has videos on repairing 1873 Colt you could use for your 1851 Colt clone .
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I recently received a CAV 1851 navy from my one of my uncles. The gun is old but not put together and was never shot. When putting the gun together I notice that the cylinder stop was not working right. When I put the gun in half cock the cylinder stop would start to go down then it would pop up when it got to half cock making the cylinder not move. When I looked at it closer I notice the cylinder stop was coming off the cam. Is there any way to mod this so it wont happen or what part or parts do I need to get to get it in working order. Also if you know where I could buy the parts for it that would help.

thank you for your time and help
Jeremy
Jeremy,

I certainly am no expert in Gunsmithing but I have an 1861 Colt Dragoon sold by Dixie Gun works as a kit back in the 80's. This gun never worked at all when I finished it and has been hiding in the back of the bottom drawer of my dresser all those years. I recently found it and will explain how I got it working again in detail in another thread. But to answer your question, one of the problems with my gun was that the two legs of the "Bolt"(?) that engages the cam on the hammer were pinched together and were not engaging the cam. I spread them apart so they were noticeably not parallel. This will make the legs of the bolt bear snuggly against the receiver slot and the hammer's cam. Hope this helps you out.

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Welcome to the forum fellas, from one of God's favorite places!
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Navy Arms sells just about every part that you could possibly need for the 1851 Navy Colt. I have an old Italian repro from the mid '70s that I got back into firing condition with the help of their online catalog. Prices are reasonable, as well.
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Navy Arms sells just about every part that you could possibly need for the 1851 Navy Colt. I have an old Italian repro from the mid '70s that I got back into firing condition with the help of their online catalog. Prices are reasonable, as well.
Thanks, I found that site when I was thinking of replacing all the action parts, but ended up fixing all the existing parts. DGW also sells all the parts of the gun.

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Thanks, I found that site when I was thinking of replacing all the action parts, but ended up fixing all the existing parts. DGW also sells all the parts of the gun.

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I bought spare parts for my '51 Navy from Dixie a week ago. The CVA guns are and were made by Pietta. I would suggest buying the hand, cylinder stop, mainspring and trigger-cylinder stop spring. The cam on the trigger may be worn also. Bear in mind that even though these parts, especially the hand and spring may not work without some filing, so match it up to the old one. The parts are inexpensive. Except for me as the Canadian "peso" has tanked.
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Welcome from rural Georgia. Good luck with the gun.
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The OP has a total of 2 posts from over 2 years ago so suspect he isn't going to respond.
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