This book contains information critical to the safe use and maintenance of Connecticut Valley Arms muzzleloading firearms. YOU MUST READ THIS MATERIAL ENTIRELY AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS INFORMATION BEFORE YOU CAN SAFELY USE YOUR MUZZLELOADER. If firearm is loaned or sold by a dealer or individual this book must accompany the firearm. Replacement books are available from our factory. Call CVA Customer Service at (770) 449-4687 if you have any questions.
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WARNING IF HANDLED IMPROPERLY FIREARMS ARE DANGEROUS. READ AND FOLLOW ALL "CAUTIONS", "CAUTION" AND WARNINGS OF "DANGER" TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY AND/ OR DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE
A Introduction to Break-Action Muzzleloaders 1
B Getting Started 2
C Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety 2
D Safety Considerations Unique to Muzzleloaders 3
E Specific Cautions for Safe Use of CVA In-Line 4
F Basic Accessories for a Muzzleloader 5
G Propellants 6
H Projectiles 7
I Recommended Loading Data 8
J Loading and Shooting CVA In-Line Muzzleloaders 8
K Ignition System 10
L Safety Systems 11
M Break-Action In-Line Disassembly/Assembly for
Cleaning and Maintenance 11
N General Cleaning and Maintenance 12
O Pulling a Charge 12
P Sight Adjustments 13
Q Scope Mounting 13
R Voluntary Recall 14
S Service & Repair 14
T Ordering Instructions for Replacement Parts 14
U Limited Lifetime Warranty 15
WARNING: THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL IS CRITICAL FOR THE PROPER USE AND CARE OF YOUR FIREARM. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOAD OR FIRE YOUR MUZZLELOADER UNTIL YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL.
All muzzleloading firearms, including In-Lines, are faithful to the original basic designs. For this reason, blackpowder guns cannot be made with many of the refinements and features that are standard on modern cartridge firearms. Shooters must remember that even now, despite the modern appearance of In-Line design rifles, there is no way to build a muzzle-loader that absolves the user from the need to use the special safety precautions and good judgement unique to all muzzleloading firearms. When handled properly, a muzzleloader is a safe and enjoyable firearm for shooting and hunting. But, if abused, harmful consequences can result. Treat this muzzleloading firearm with the full respect due any firearm.
NOTE: If after reading the instructions, cautions, and dangers contained in this manual, you are not willing to accept the responsibilities involved in the safe handling and shooting of a muzzleloader, return the firearm in its entirety to the place of purchase. If you have any questions about safe use of your CVA firearm, write, call, or e-mail our customer service department at 5988 Peachtree Corners East, Norcross, Georgia 30071; (770) 449-4687; [email protected].
If you sell, trade, or give this firearm to any other person - this owner's manual must accompany the firearm. Replacement books are available from CVA, or online at the company's web-site www.CVA.com
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