Cimmaron Revolvers-Any Good?


October 30, 2004, 07:26 PM
Got the new Cimmaron catalogue and their Colt replicas look pretty nice (pretty hefty prices too!!!!). I know several years ago Italian made knock-offs were pretty bad. Anyone have a Cimmaron and used it enough to see any problems? Thanks

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Old Fuff
October 30, 2004, 07:45 PM
Cimmaron, like everyone else in the business has a problem gun once and a while. But they have an excellent record for taking care of whatever needs to be taken care of. That's one reason they cost more then some others. Italian quality can be all over the map. You usually get what you pay for.

October 30, 2004, 07:51 PM
Like most sellers, Cimmarron's guns are actually made by Uberti.

Uberti was recently bought by Beretta, so I imagine quality will go up.

The quality of the Uberti guns has gone up over the last 10 years or so, due to the Cowboy shooting craze.

The older Uberti's had so-so color case hardening, and some soft parts, like screws.

It wasn't unusual to have bent trigger screws after one or two speed cocks.

The more recent guns are much better, and somewhat more consistent.

Supposedly, Uberti will provide slightly better, or lesser grades of finish and fit to customers wanting to sell a better or cheaper priced gun.

Cimmarron's guns are top-of-the-line quality, and their custom service has a good rep.

October 31, 2004, 05:43 AM
I bought one in 2001 and it was a good deal for the quality, fit and finish

October 31, 2004, 07:40 AM
Cimarron's are Uberti's. Rumor has it that Uberti makes guns to different levels of fit and finish depending on the specifications of the importer/reseller. This was why cimarron guns tend to be a little nicer and more expensive than, say, EMF's even though they are made in same factory.

Rossi supposedly has a similar deal with their '92 clones with Legacy models as the low grade, EMF mid, and Navy Arms high.

Wil Terry
November 2, 2004, 02:58 PM
Cimarron sixguns [ or as my pal calls 'em cinnamon sixguns ] Since then I have put nearly 40,000 rounds through them in 32-20, 38SPL, 357MAG, 38-40, 44-40, 44SPL, 45S&W, and 45COLT. The only problems I have had were a couple of broken cylinder bolt springs in the 38-40 and one of the 357MAGS. This spring is easily replaced and once done with the more modern designed spring I have never broke another.
All of the guns are accurate, smooth handling, and decently put together. It is important to note that Mike Harvey, the owner of CIMARRON has the guns built to his standards which are much higher than the run-of-the-mill Uberts were. Now that Beretta has purchased the Uberti company I would suspect all of the guns will be built to a higher standard and the el cheapo versions will go by the wayside.

Lloyd Smale
November 2, 2004, 06:28 PM
got a .44 spec. thunderer for sale if your interested. ITs a real nice little gun.

November 3, 2004, 10:50 AM
I bought a 45 colt stainless model p from them several months ago. The gun had issues with b/c gap being too large and cylinder diameters too big. The gun would 'spit' at me alot and the cylinder would bind after several cylinders full of ammo. Cimarron has since replaced the gun under warranty. I am going to the gun shop today to pick up the new one today. Hopefully it will be better.


November 3, 2004, 11:47 PM
I own two Cimarrons that i shoot occasionally. I've had them for a couple of years now, and got them on a deal to good to pass up (I'm not a cowboy shooter). I can say that I have had no problems with them, and the quality seems to be very good.

Old Fuff
November 4, 2004, 07:29 AM

Be sure and post and let us know how you come out. I would like to think you'll be satisfied.

November 4, 2004, 10:40 AM
Well I got the replacement Cimarron yesterday. I mic'd a couple of key dimensions and found the new gun to be much better. The b/c gap was .005" (vs .010" on the other one) and the cylinders themselves were less sloppy (they were about .010" smaller than the previous gun). The gun shot as expected. There was very little soot on the cases and there was no binding in the cylinder. I shot a box of 50 - 255 gr LRNFP bullets. The gun was very accurate and functioned well. The bullets hit POA with the 255's at 20 yds.

The first gun had a very low serial number compared to this one and I think they may have rushed production to meet demand early on for this new stainless model. They also had incorrectly shipped me the 4-3/4" barrel on the first gun when I'd ordered the 5-1/2". The second gun was a 5-1/2" as ordered. The wood on the grip of this one was much better as well. These grips were darker walnut and were from a burl giving them very nice grain patterns. I was hoping cimarron would throw in something else for my troubles but they didn't. Here in NY state I had to surrender the registration for the first gun and pay to have the second gun added to my permit. It was alot of driving and paperwork but I'm happy to have a gun that functions as it is supposed to.


Old Fuff
November 4, 2004, 01:41 PM
Sorry about the red tape - in Arizona we have next to none of it. Just the federal #4473 form.

Anyway the gun is satisfactory, and that's what counts. I'd say the company took goodl care of you. Not many would have sent a whole new gun.

Count you're blessings ...:D

El Rocoso
November 4, 2004, 08:06 PM
I've had a Cimarron Model P for a few years now and it's been great. Despite it not being quite as tight all around as my USFAs, I seem to shoot a little better with it. I'm glad to hear about your replacement stainless, 'cause I've been interested in that model. (Now, if USFA would produce a stainless Rodeo....)

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