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Problems with Cimarron model P

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Dithsoer, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Dithsoer

    Dithsoer New Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    I just ordered from my local gunshop a Cimarron Model P in .44 spcl. that I intend to shoot with bp-loaded cartridges.
    As soon as I took it out of the box and tried to cock it the hammer would'nt pull all the way back. We got it working but it continued to do this every now and then. It was sent back to the company but after recieving it it still does it now and then, you go to cock the hammer and it just stops short after about a 1/4 inch of travel. The company said that it's bolt spring was broken and they replaced it. I've taken it apart since getting it back but everything seems to be o.k i.e. all of the springs seem fine. Now suddenly, the cylinder won't lock when the hammers at rest, I can turn it out of alignment. The company is stymied when I spoke to them on the phone. Sorry this is long, but I REALLY need help on this.I figured one of you guys may have heard of something like this. Can anyone help?
  2. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    Remove the cylinder and then cock the hammer repeatedly and see if you still have a problem. If not, I suspect that the stud on the hammer isn't always picking up the tail of the bolt. When this happens the cylinder doesn't unlock, and the hammer freezes when you try to pull it back. Or it just unlocks, allowing the cylinder to turn, but doesn't come back up to lock the next chamber. If this is the case some minor tuning should correct the condition. At worst, a new bolt needs to be fitted to the gun.
  3. Griff093

    Griff093 New Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Rockwall, TX
    No, at worst a new hammer is needed. The cam on the hammer may not be ground correctly. Something that's often overlooked as problematic. Return it to Cimarron direct. They are pretty well know in CAS circles for standing behind their product.

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