Gun Report

Cimarron Open Top

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

Cimarron Open Top

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
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

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The attractive charcoal-blued .38 Special Cimarron Open Top is patterned after a similar Colt’s gun. Colt’s made about 7,000 of these from 1872-73, though they were in .44 rimfire. The Open Top was Colt’s last open-frame revolver, and was followed by the SAA. Quibble: Cimarron’s 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. Cimarron’s grip strap comes too low at the rear.
Cimarron’s attention to detail was excellent. The sides show the correct dates, the “38 CAL” 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.

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