Uberti/Cimarron Revolvers


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tleach
April 7, 2008, 12:43 PM
My wife and I purchased a nice used Colt a few weeks ago at the local money pit/gun store. While there, she noticed a couple of Cimarron revolvers, a stainless single action in .38 special and a blue one in .45LC. In fact, these guns were in the same display as the used SA Colts. Not only did these guns look nice, the hammer and trigger pull felt great and the prices listed for these specimens was affordable!

Does anyone have experience with these guns? How well do they shoot and what is the quality like? I am a Colt revolver fan and so is my wife so we are both interested in these guns, however, we have never seen anyone shooting them at the range so we are a bit concerned about "making a mistake." Any advice?

Thanks,
Terry

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Coyote3855
April 7, 2008, 01:26 PM
Uberti makes a lot of replicas of 18th century firearms, cartridge and percussion, for a variety of differenct importers and retailers. Uberti makes the guns to the specifications of the importer, so a Uberti from Cimarron may be better quality of fit and finish inside and out than one from, say, Cabela's. I owned a Cimarron Colt 1873 replica and used it extensively in Cowboy Action Shooting. It was a good gun, had the same problems as the original Colt's when subjected to the rigors of SASS, i.e., lots of rounds down range in a hurry. Had to replace the hand spring and cylinder bolt spring.

I also own, and used extensively for SASS, an 1866 Winchester replica rifle in .45 Colt Uberti imported by Cimarron. Runs good, shoots where I aim, looks mighty fine.

In general, I'd say that Cimarron Uberti replicas are close to the top in quality. Of course, they are shooting guns, not investments. I haven't checked prices lately, but I suspect new ones are available in the $375 to 400price range.

Regards,

Coyote3855

Colt46
April 7, 2008, 02:54 PM
Been doing it for years. Uberti produces them to Cimarron's standards which are higher than most Uberti's that are sold under that label.
They are a well regarded reproduction of the Colt.

They do NOT have a transfer bar. Therefore you should not carry them with a round in the chamber under the hammer. Most cowboy type events stipulate that you only load five for events.

bigjohnson
April 7, 2008, 11:57 PM
I have two Cimarron SAs in 44-40 with 4 3/4 inch barrels. I've been shooting them in SASS matches for about 3 years with no trouble at all. I figure I've got about 1000 rounds through each gun. I paid $675 for the pair, used, still in the boxes. If I ever need another cowboy gun, I'd buy another Cimarron with no hesitation.

owlhoot
April 8, 2008, 02:13 AM
I don't think Cimarron offers a model with a matte finish. I may be wrong. But, yes, the Uberti reproductions are good guns.

I have four of them and have put thousands of rounds through them. They shoot just as well as a Colt. The only problems are the same ones that you would expect with the Colt. Now and then a trigger/bolt spring or a hand spring will have to be replaced.

BTW, I'm a life long fan of the Colt SA revolver. I've thinned mine out so I'm down to only a dozen or so, but I do love them, and I shoot them often.

Beagle-zebub
April 8, 2008, 02:23 AM
I thought that Cimarron had a matte finish model known as the Millenium.

owlhoot
April 8, 2008, 03:12 AM
Beagle, the Millenium model is/was certainly made by Uberti. It was sold through Cabella for awhile for around $200. But if Cimarron ever handled it, it is news to me. But I might be wrong. I haven't been to the Cimmy website in a couple of years. Doesn't matter either way.

Virginian
April 8, 2008, 10:57 AM
I thought that Millenium Cabelas was selling (is selling?) was made by Armi San Marco. In any event, it was a third party contracted gun, made to a performance/price point, the same as Navy Arms, Cimarron, et al.
The difference, as far as I have been able to discern, is that Cimarron had a higher performance point than most of the other Uberti distributors. I have had excellent results with both Cimarron revolvers and support services. The Cimarrons do have a few little improvements over the old Colt SA design in the they use a coil hand spring and can be fitted with a wire trigger/bolt spring.

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