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Old 11-15-2016, 01:48 PM   #1
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Purchased a used CVA Remington Army replica and other than having about a 1 1/2lb-2lb trigger pull, it's a excellent gun. Where can I get replacement parts? I went to CVA site, no help.
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Old 11-15-2016, 01:52 PM   #2
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Purchased a used CVA Remington Army replica and other than having about a 1 1/2lb-2lb trigger pull, it's a excellent gun. Where can I get replacement parts? I went to CVA site, no help.
Most pholks would pay a gunsmith $50 or more to have a trigger like that. A 16-24 oz trigger on a revolver is nearly perfect.
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As I'm TOTALLY ignorant of this. Is it Single action or Double?
I'm assuming because it's a replica of a pre-Civil War revolver it is a SA, and must have the hammer pulled back to be discharged anyway.
so the amount of trigger pull at that point would seem to be right, in my mind.
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Trigger pull is so light, that a slight bump on the heel of the pistol will cause the hammer to fall. I realize some folks like a lighter pull but my question is asking for help to make it a little heavier whether by replacing parts or ?
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It sounds a bit iffy, if CVA can't or won't help, find a gunsmith to have a look at it. Any decent smith should have no problem getting you a safe trigger.
Pietta and Cimerron make replicas, you might have a word with them. Gunsmith is probably the easiest.
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I have one of their Colt 1860 Army clones, and this is where I find most of my parts. Check the Remington listing, as well as Pietta, as i have found most of the parts from either one on my 1858 Clone, can be fitted to the other makes.

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If bumping the butt sets it off, I'll betcha it's lighter than a pound.
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The clone zone?
Bear in mind the Quality of the Parts.
I have a EMF 1860 clone (mfg by ASM) that currently is using a 1851 Uberti mfg Hand spring (3rd spring I'd replaced due to part quality) my last and best quality mfg part was from Brownelles.
Yes you may be able to find a part from Numrich, but I found that identical part mfg by different companies may be off the same blue print and interchange, the final product can be across the board from very very crude with burrs and tool marks "some that cause stress riser's that lead to premature failure" to highly refined finishes that looked as if someone may have actually cared that part was going on to be relied on.
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Apparently you are fine with taking your gun apart so I might suggest trying to work on the trigger some yourself. The gun is obviously unsafe in its present condition anyway so you have little to lose.
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If bumping the butt sets it off, I'll betcha it's lighter than a pound.
Yeah, I wonder if it is less than the 1 1/2-2 lb, I guessed at the trigger weight. I'm comfortable with pulls, known weight, of 4lbs. although 3lbs. has been fine. But that light of resistance is not usually the case with the production firearms that I've bought.
Thanks for all the great replies. I believe I'll try a new spring, when I locate a proper replacement part and again, thanks for some websites to go to.
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