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PostSubject: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 11:42 am

Was hesitant to buy CVA rifle. Optima 2. ordered rifle open every thing looks great, ensure rifle is clear to go, check trigger pull hammer won't cock. Open, make sure breech plug is in tight, once again can't cock hammer. Open the action able to cock. If a company can't ship out an item it is sure functions correct makes me wonder about overall quality. Now have to find time to send gun back, or out for repair. Any way that does it for me and CVA.
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 11:56 am

Sounds like the breech plug needs to be seated. Use a piece of card board or leather and wrap the breech plug and use a pair of vice grips, lock it down tight and screw it in to seat it.
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 12:03 pm

make sure the barrel is shut tight...give it a little snap shut...I have 3 CVA rifles and they are quality...not every one from factory will be perfect..just like any thing you buy...

Call CVA and it may be just a simple fix...


there should be a tool to seat the breech in your package...its a L shaped tool...
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 12:25 pm

Did what you advised, it does cock. Not fully. Now I would have to carry vice grips for a tool less feature. By the way I have good hand strength as a journeyman Brick Mason
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 12:28 pm

No, once the breech plug is fully seated, you just back out and use your fingers after that. Sounds to me like you need the tool for a better grip on it.

Watch this video, its pretty straight forward on installing a new breech plug.
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 12:35 pm

once the breech is seated properly you will not need the tool again.you just use your hands to take out..if you call CVA they will send the tool...
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 12:49 pm

Will do
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 23rd 2015, 1:05 pm

explain your situation when you call...that it wont cock when closed....
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 24th 2015, 9:35 am

i have the same problem with my optima.bought a new barrel for it that had a little wiggle in it sent it back and they fixed it and it works fine. the problem is the origanal barrel wont cock the hammer.they told me to send it back but then the new barrel may have the same problem.the funny thing is that they both worked before just wanted to tighten up the new barrel.
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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 24th 2015, 9:45 am

A new breech plug might fix it. Otherwise a new barrel will be needed. Stuff happens to all guns. Don't give up on it yet.

I seem to remember this happening to someone else, and they didn't want to send the gun back to CVA. They modified the BP, and it was fine. It didn't take much to fix it.

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PostSubject: Re: Should have known better   January 24th 2015, 7:02 pm

WE ALL MISS SEATING THE BREECH PLUG BEFOR TRYING TO SHIM THE PLUG ISN'T THAT RIGHT JON, LOLOLOL
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