CVA Question

medrhunter

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I'm new to Muzzle Loading.
I have acquired a CVA Firebolt 209 Magnum.
I tore it down, cleaned it up and reassembled it.
Everything works but I have a concern.
The bolt doesn't sit flush against the breach plug.
There is about an 1/8 inch gap.
The bolt is fully closed & locked.
Its a 209 breach plug so there is no nipple.
I also noticed some residue on the bottom of the scope above the same place so this was like this before I received the gun.
Is this normal??

CVA-Bolt-Face-Gap.JPG
 

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Put a primer in the breech plug pocket and close the bolt. The bolt face should be tight against the primer. The residue on your scope is blowback. A possible fix is to get a small o-ring that will fit inside the breech plug pocket. When you close the bolt on a primer it pushes against the o-ring and eliminates blowback. My NEF Huntsman has one in it, works great.
 

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Put a primer in the breech plug pocket and close the bolt. The bolt face should be tight against the primer. The residue on your scope is blowback. A possible fix is to get a small o-ring that will fit inside the breech plug pocket. When you close the bolt on a primer it pushes against the o-ring and eliminates blowback. My NEF Huntsman has one in it, works great.
When I place a primer in the breach p[lug, just enough to hold it in place then close the bolt.
It does push the primer in little more but not all the way.
After opening the bolt I can still push the primer in quite a bit more before its fully seated.

To test it, I pushed a primer in all the way closed the bolt and fired it.
It strikes the primer and fires. Just a lot of blow back. This is without a load

I'll definitely try the o-ring.
Sounds like a great idea
 

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When I look at the CVA Firebolts that are for sale on Gunbroker, the couple of them that have a photo of the action with the bolt closed seem to have a similar gap?


 
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Never thought to look there.
Great idea, thanks
I sent an email and picture to CVA.
I'll see what they say.
In the mean time I'll just load it up and remote fire it.
See what happens
 

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Timing is everything
CVA just replied

"Hey John,
That is completely normal on those rifles.

Customer Service
800.320.8767"


Looks like I'm good to go!
 

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I thought it probably was after seeing the guns on GB. Post up a range report after you get out with it.
 
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