Video - Cimarron's 1860 McCollough Colt


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duelist1954
April 2, 2012, 08:08 AM
In 1861, after Texas seceded from the union, and all the federal troops left the Texas frontier forts, Ben McCullough cut a deal with Sam Colt to ship 1,000 of the new Colt 1860 Army revolvers to Texas for frontier defense. 500 successfully made it past the union naval blockade and were used by Texas Rangers to patrol the frontier. Cimarron Firearms offers an accurate replica of these early McCollough 1860 Army Colts. We'll examine the history and features of this gun. Then we'll see what it can do on the range.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztrMyTp7GVw

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junkman_01
April 2, 2012, 09:12 AM
Nice job and nice shooting, but c'mon Mike, 5/5 clay birds, you PROMISED a happy dance and didn't deliver! :cuss:

scrat
April 2, 2012, 11:11 AM
if you forward to the 7min section when he does his first shot you can see the ball travel pretty cool.

1KPerDay
April 2, 2012, 01:48 PM
DANCE, hombre!!! :D

BCRider
April 2, 2012, 02:21 PM
Nice looking gun for sure.

I'm not a fan of the other "antique" finishes Ive seen on the old C&B guns. The other outfits seem to figure that all the old timers buried their guns in the dirt and let them rust and rot for 20 years or so then dug 'em up and cleaned them. At least that's what the other options look like to me.

The Cimarron looks more like you'd expect from a gun which was a user but which got some TLC from the owner when practical and possible rather than being ignored. The grey patina looks more like you'd get from serious holster carry along with the age related muting and reduction in the amount of blue finish. It seems pretty consisitent with a couple of the nearly 100 year old rimfire guns I've got in my own collection. So I'd say Cimmaron deserves a hearty "ATTABOY!" for their design and finish method choices.

A question though... Where is Cimarron getting their parts or guns? Do they make the whole gun themselves, assemble from parts or simply contract for Cimarron badged guns from existing Italian companies?

72coupe
April 2, 2012, 03:07 PM
I love the 1860 and you do a good job with it.

I had a boxed Centennial 1860 in 1967 that I remember shooting to point of aim. I also had a 2nd Model Dragoon that I remember also shooting to point of aim. I shot both these guns to the point of destruction.

Did the older reproductions shoot to aim and the newer ones not?

junkman_01
April 2, 2012, 05:06 PM
Yeah, the originals shot to POA.....if the POA was 75 yards away! :D

duelist1954
April 2, 2012, 07:34 PM
Hi Scrat.

I think that is actually the felt wad that you're seeing in the BGV

Either way, it does look cool!

sirsloop
April 2, 2012, 07:46 PM
Dance!

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