Gun Report

Cimarron Model 1897 12 Gauge Pump Action

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This action was stiff to start, but after that initial bobble, this pumpgun delivered dense shotstrings on whatever we pointed it at. Has a decided capacity advantage you should note.

Cimarron Model 1897 12 Gauge Pump Action

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Surplus/Collectible
Hunting
Recreational
Competition
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Caliber Plus Cartridge
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Weight Unloaded
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Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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The dimensions of the stock provided a little better fit than the side-by-side when we first handled this pump-action, requiring very little adjustment time even for our shorter shooters. The thick recoil pad was a bonus in preventing shoulder shock from any of the test ammunition.
Like the classic Winchester Model 1897, the bolt acts as a cocking mechanism for the hammer of the Cimarron shotgun. Other than experiencing a little stiffness with the action during the start of our shooting tests, we had no problems with rapid-fire testing.
Note the button in the middle of the receiver just above the trigger guard that allows the action to be worked for loading and unloading. Although a little stiff in the beginning of our testing, the system proved to be functional and consistent after the break-in period.

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