I Just Ordered A New Cimarron .45 Colt 5.25" "Old Model"


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tpelle
August 6, 2011, 03:30 PM
This is the one on the "black powder" frame - has the screw that goes in from the front to retain the cylinder base pin instead of the transverse spring-loaded button - and it also will have the "antique" finish. Will be paying $449 at Bud's. BTW, I got the thread title wrong - it's 5-1/2", not 5-1/4".

Now I've gotta order that Rio Grande rig from El Paso.

You know what? The older I get the more I've come to appreciate the older, more traditional firearms. I really never had much interest in DA revolvers (although I have a S&W Centennial and a Colt King Cobra, both in .357 Magnum), so most of my handguns have been autoloaders. I should have seen this this trend coming, as my two favorites have always been my Browning P35 and my Colt 1911. I bought a Glock G21 used from a police officer, but honestly that plastic leaves me cold.

Anybody else experience this retrograde interest as they get older?

I think now I'm going down to the man cave and fondle my 1860 Army! Gonna start shopping for a Lyman (Ideal) 310 Tong Tool too.

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mike26038
August 6, 2011, 03:54 PM
I gotta agree. I was only into assault weapons, but now I am starting to enjoy the old stuff too. Just bought a 45 colt Uberti, now Im shopping for a 45 colt lever gun to go with it.

CraigC
August 6, 2011, 04:22 PM
Sounds great! I've been wishing they would offer their antiqued finish from the Jesse James rigs on all their stuff. I've had the hots for an antiqued 1860 Richards Transition model .44Colt for the last couple years now.


Anybody else experience this retrograde interest as they get older?
Yep!

Lawdawg45
August 6, 2011, 05:54 PM
"Anybody else experience this retrograde interest as they get older?"

Without a doubt. The Glock 19 and LCP are nice, but give me a SA .45 any day. My next purchase is going to be a matched set of 1851 Navy revolvers. If it was good enough for Mr. Hikock:D

LD45

highpower
August 6, 2011, 06:54 PM
I too, have been finding out that I enjoy the simplicity of older types of fire arms. In fact I just bought a single action myself;

Made in 1984 but still new in the box Colt Frontier Six Shooter (44-40) with the blackpowder frame

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-sWm4VMm/0/L/IMG0321-L.jpg

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-pSX3qpp/0/L/IMG0325-L.jpg

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-pRLmRCd/0/L/IMG0333-L.jpg

tpelle
August 6, 2011, 07:10 PM
Beautiful, Highpower! I wish my new Cimarron had the 7-1/2" barrel, but 5-1/2 was the longest they had in stock.

I have the BP bug, too. As a matter of fact, right after placing my order at Bud's, I saw the Cabelas was running a sale on BP revolvers. Almost had buyer's remorse, as I've been thinking about an 1851 or 1861 Navy myself!

Lucky Derby
August 6, 2011, 07:57 PM
To the OP: congrats. I am sure you will enjoy it. Nothing like a good SA.

to highpower: That is a nice Colt. Quite the first post. Welcome to the forum. :)

highpower
August 6, 2011, 08:32 PM
Thank you. I really don't collect guns as much as I acquire them as the whim strikes me.

There is no real reason that you shouldn't have a couple of civil war firearms. Tell your wife that I said it was OK.

I have always preferred revolvers over autos, I think they are more elegant.

Just for the heck of it here are a couple of others that share space in my safe;

First year (1930) Officers Model Target

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-np8DkzX/0/L/IMG0289-L.jpg

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-c9qh7th/0/L/IMG0279-L.jpg

Early post-war (one line) K22 Masterpiece

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-z2sv57J/0/L/IMG0299-L.jpg

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-TfsRV82/0/L/IMG0291-L.jpg

1950 K38 Masterpiece

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Firearms/i-33HNbzz/0/L/IMG0329-L.jpg

Sorry for the hijack........I just couldn't help myself

Ro1911
August 7, 2011, 06:28 AM
Does it look anything like this, I just got the same thing in the transitional model.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=146934&d=1312609681

1911Tuner
August 7, 2011, 08:21 AM
Anybody else experience this retrograde interest as they get older?

I never lost my love for single-action revolvers, though I've put'em in mothballs for months or even years in the last half-century...but I always come back. I'm presently experiencing a "Back to My Roots" phase, and enjoying them a lot.

Be aware that the Uberti/Cimarron revolver has a few of the weaknesses of the original 1873 SAA, most notably the issues with the hand/pawl and the stop bolt when the hammer is cocked with speed. The CAS shooters who understand this have a SA revolver smith modify the guns to positively stop the hammer at the same time the bolt stops the cylinder in order to prevent overcocking and eating the hand and the ratchet. If you cock the gun at a normal speed...gently...you'll likely never see a problem.

Red Cent
August 7, 2011, 10:03 AM
And the first time you let down the hammer from halfcock, the ugly line starts. The true SA afficionada will not mind you saying, go to full cock before you let it down.

1911Tuner
August 7, 2011, 01:26 PM
And the first time you let down the hammer from halfcock, the ugly line starts. The true SA afficionada will not mind you saying, go to full cock before you let it down.

Oh, yeah. Some of'em get downright hostile.

tpelle
August 7, 2011, 01:43 PM
Appreciate the advise, but I've handled and owned single action (Colt-type) revolvers before, and am familiar with the internal mechanism. I don't shoot competitively, just a casual plinker and recreational shooter, so I expect this Cimarron will outlive me.

Heck, at my age an ice cream cone comes with a lifetime guarantee.

I finally made my choice of rig:

From El Paso Saddlery I ordered an 1880's style military holster in black. This is the one that is evolved from the Civil War era full flap holster, but has only a half-flap for retention and protection of the revolver. Of course I ordered it for a 5-1/2" barrel length. Also I ordered it in the version to be worn on the LEFT side, butt forward. I can either wear it that way, or shift it around to the right side in a conventional butt-rear fashion.

From Falls Creek Sutlery I ordered an NCO belt that is made for one of those "spoon and wreath" buckles. I already have an appropriate buckle with the Kentucky State shield. I also picked up a pistol cartridge box from the same source. (I'm not exactly sure what the cartridge box entails, as their description says only that it has an internal divider. I expect it is intended for the paper cartridge packets that were for a percussion revolver, but if so I will consider making wooden blocks drilled for .45 Colt cartridges. I never really liked carrying my spare ammo exposed in cartridge loops on the belt - the ammo is exposed to all sorts of weather and tends to corrode from the tanning chemicals if left in there too long.)

boykinlp
August 7, 2011, 04:10 PM
tpelle,
We will definitely need pics of the gun and rig when you can!!

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