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Cimarron Firearms: 8 Classic Replicas of Old West-Style Firearms That Won't Break the Bank

Cimarron Firearms make some of the best old west replicas on the market.

It's no coincidence that the worlds of firearms and an interest in history often intersect. Many shooting enthusiasts are fascinated with the guns that were used during America's early years. The only problem is, if you want to own an authentic single action revolver or carbine rifle, the real deal is going to cost you.

That is where Cimarron Firearms comes into play. This company imports a plethora of true, working replica firearms produced by storied Italian gunmaker Uberti. Many of them guns that are on many history buffs' wish lists.

The great thing about Cimarron is these guns give you the chance to own many classic firearms at surprisingly affordable prices. So, if you've ever wanted to own something close to Wyatt Earp carried, you're in luck. Whether you're looking for a classic Winchester lever action rifle or an authentic single action revolver, they're sure to have something you'll like. Here are just a few of the more popular offerings by the company.

Cimarron Firearms Model P

We'll start things off with a classic revolver, Cimarron's replica of the iconic 1873 Colt single action army revolver. This is a great pickup if you're interested in historic military firearms as it was the revolver of choice until the 1890s. It was also the weapon of choice for many cowboys, and outlaws of western lore. These revolvers come with a blued finish and walnut. They are great for cowboy action shooting. Cimarron offers the Model P in several different chambering variants including .45 Long Colt, .357 Magnum, and .44 WCF. They event offer a "Jr" rimfire option in .22 long rifle. To get even more for your money, consider the dual cylinder .45 Long Colt/.45 ACP offering.

Cimarron "Man with No Name Revolver"

If you're a big fan of Clint Eastwood classic westerns like "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," this may be the gun for you. This is a replica of the 1851 Navy conversion revolver changed over from blackpowder to smokeless ammo. It's got a classic octagonal barrel, and blue and color casehardening. The grips are walnut with a coiled silver rattlesnake added for some additional flair. The backstrap and trigger guard are brass. Cimarron offers this classic gun in two different caliber options including .45 Long Colt, and .38 Special. This one is sure to be a hit with your buddies out at the range on weekends!

Cimarron 1878 Coach Gun

While handguns are what Cimarron is primarily known for, they build some decent rifles and shotguns too. A good, old-fashioned coach gun was the defensive weapon of choice during the wild west's most unlawful times. The Cimarron coach gun is a blued side-by-side with either a 20 or 26-inch, smoothbore barrels capable of handling 3-inch shells. The beautiful walnut stock and forend helps this gun stand out in a crowd and the traditional exposed hammers just add to the classic look of this firearm. If you were looking for an old-school shotgun, this is the one to consider.

Cimarron Texas Ranger

You know the old saying, "Don't mess with Texas." That includes their most famous lawmen, the Texas Rangers. This is a classic single action revolver in .45 Long Colt. The main difference is that it has a beautiful nickel finish that has been laser engraved with an intricate design and "One Riot, One Ranger." This is a great choice if you enjoy supporting a good cause. The company donates a portion of every Texas Ranger sale to the Fredericksburg, Texas "Texas Ranger Heritage Center." It's rare to find a beautiful tribute firearm like this for such an affordable price. It will make an excellent range gun or display piece that's sure to spark conversation from everyone who sees it.

Cimarron 1873 Short Rifle

The classic rifle of the American west, the Winchester 1873 is a legendary firearm that earned a reputation in both the hands of gunfighters and legendary hunters. These rifles feature case hardened receviers, blade front sights and adjustable rears. Cimarron offers extensive options for the forends and stocks on these guns. The caliber options are also numerous. Go with a classic like .45 Colt, .32-20 or .44-40. For a bit more functionality, consider the models that can handle dual calibers. The company builds a .38 Special/.357 Magnum and a .44 Special/.44 Magnum combo. This is a rifle that is equally at home on both the range and in the hunting woods.

Cimarron 1872 Open Top

For lovers of classic early Colt revolver designs, this pistol is a solid option. Cimarron builds several different variants of this gun, so there's sure to be something to please everyone. Barrel lengths vary between 4 ¾ and 7 ½-inches. These guns have a classic blued finish with walnut grips that instantly harkens back to the days of the American frontier post-Civil War. All the classic caliber options one could want are here. Giving even more bang for your buck, pun intended, many of them shoot more than one cartridge offering too. The .38 Colt can also shoot .38 Special, they have variants that shoot .44 Colt and .44 Russian, and one that also shoots .44 Special.

Cimarron Thunderball

This revolver is a variant on the Uberti Thunderer, a compact, cowboy action shooting style competitive pistol. The big difference here being that the Thunderball has thicker grips, and some models, sub-labeled "Pietta," have a wider hammer. Either way, that makes them perfect for those with larger hands. Cimarron produces several different finish variants on this handgun including a classic blued and a slick, stainless steel finish. Chamberings include .357 Magnum/.38 Special and .45 Colt. Barrel lengths vary between 3 ½ and 4 ¾-inches. Many of these revolvers can be found for under $500, making it easier than ever before to get into competitive shooting.

Cimmaron Plinkerton

This simple rimfire pistol is a great option for anyone just getting into single action cowboy shooting or anyone just looking for a simple .22 lr pistol for fun on the range. Cimarron kept costs low with a matte black finish and checkered plastic grips. This is a simple revolver that would be great for teaching new people the basics of shooting. One could also use it as a cost-effective trainer pistol for a larger caliber single action revolver. At $180, this gun is a great deal for anyone looking for a cowboy-style gun on a budget.

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