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Cimarron T.T.N. Model 1878 Coach Gun Side-by-Side 12 Gauge

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This ancient design pointed fast and shot devastating patterns at both Cowboy competition ranges and home-defense distances. Triggers need a little work to be just what we want.

Cimarron T.T.N. Model 1878 Coach Gun Side-by-Side 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
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Hunting
Recreational
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Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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An English-style splinter forearm felt good with this shotgun, but might not offer a lot of protection from barrel heat if the shooter is burning up a lot of rounds in a shooting session. Control of the shotgun, even using heavy loads, was no problem.
We were originally concerned about the large amount of drop @ heel in the stock (typical of an old-time side-by-side), but we really liked the feel of the half-pistol grip.
Very simple to assemble and re-assemble for cleaning or storage, we appreciated the way the shotgun was a neat, compact package.
Double triggers and double hammers require a little get-acquainted time for many inexperienced shooters. Get a gunsmith to tweak the triggers.

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