Gun Report

Cimarron Open Top

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation

For $494 you get a great-looking, thoroughly historical handgun.

Cimarron Open Top

Gun Details

Manufacturer
Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Surplus/Collectible
Recreational
Competition
Price
Caliber/Gauge
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Capacity
Weight Unloaded
Warranty
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

Take the safety off the rest of Gun-Tests.com now, free!

Get complete access to this firearms comparison, and weekly members-only newsletters.

That's just the beginning of your free exclusive benefits.

You're only one click away.


Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

The attractive charcoal-blued .38 Special Cimarron Open Top is patterned after a similar Coltís gun. Coltís made about 7,000 of these from 1872-73, though they were in .44 rimfire. The Open Top was Coltís last open-frame revolver, and was followed by the SAA. Quibble: Cimarronís grip strap comes too low at the rear.
The Cimarron incorporated a positive safety in the form of a hammer block that pivoted forward. The small screw shown here on the hammer activated it. Cimarronís grip strap comes too low at the rear.
Cimarronís attention to detail was excellent. The sides show the correct dates, the ď38 CALĒ marking is in the correct location, and we noted the gun had flat sides with no dished-out screw holes
The loading gate of the Cimarron was a near-perfect fit.

Read Gun Tests Rating and Recommendation