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Cimarron Firearms That Won The Western

RECOIL takes a look at the Cimarron firearms that won the West … and the Western! Detailed replicas are now available, check these out, pard!

Cimarron Firearms: A Look at the Silver Screen Models

If you are one of those who has affinity for “western” style guns, Cimarron Firearms has some replicas that will likely be right up your alley (or in your corral — whatever).

Touted as the guns that won the western, here are four you might want to check out.

Wyatt Earp Frontier Buntline

Originally made famous by legendary Old West lawman/gambler Wyatt Earp, and brought to the forefront again in the 1993 western Tombstone, this 10-inch barreled peacemaker-style sixgun wears the traditional blue and color case hardened finish. However, Cimarron Firearms' replica is not just any “Buntline Special,” what sets this extra long-barreled smokewagon apart from other Buntlines is the iconic hand-cast, sterling silver Wyatt Earp presentation plaque, hand inlaid into the right side of the period varnished walnut stock–just like in the movie. Produced exclusively for Cimarron by A. Uberti, this .45 Colt caliber single-action revolver is another spitting image replica introduced by Cimarron for Old West fans and firearms buffs alike. Here's a handsome sixgun that conjures up images of the Old West, a modern-day classic movie, and an ideal gun for those long shots.

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Holy Smoker SA Frontier

This unique Western replica introduced by Cimarron Firearms was made famous in the 2007 remake of the classic 1957 horse opera 3:10 To Yuma. This Uberti-made exclusive for Cimarron Peacemaker-style replica is an exact duplicate of the sixgun packed by Russell Crowe as bad man Ben Wade–complete with the gold plated, sterling silver crucifix, inlaid on the period varnished walnut grip's right side. Wearing a traditional blued and color casehardened finish, this Old West revolver is offered in 4 3/4-inch barrel only–just like the movie version, and in .45 Colt caliber. Pack this sixgun around and you won't have to wait for no stinkin' train!

Man With No Name Single Action

Another favorite introduced by Cimarron Firearms, this peacemaker lookalike continues in the tradition of the spaghetti westerns of the 1960s. This single-action revolver replicates the distinctive hogleg packed by the mysterious drifter who brought his deadly sixgun justice to the frontier in such movie classics as A Fist Full of Dollars, and For a Few Dollars More. More than just another single-action clone, the Man With No Name SAA sports the traditional blue and color cased finish, but has the addition of the deadly gunfighter's signature sterling silver rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike, on the period varnished walnut grips. Offered in traditional 4 3/4-inch and 5 1/2-inch barrels, this .45 Colt revolver could earn you a fist full of dollars at your next Old West shootout!

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1873 Deluxe Short Rifle .357 Magnum/.38 Special, 20” Oct. Barrel

Winchester’s 1873 rifle was the “Rifle that Won the West.” It was chambered in a new, more powerful cartridge, the .44-40—a .44 caliber bullet, propelled by 40 grains of black powder. However, a factor that really insured the success of the 1873 Winchester rifles was that Colt quickly offered its Peacemaker chambered in .44-40, as well. A cowboy could have both a lever-action rifle and his six shooter, and needed only one cartridge belt for both. Most Texas Rangers and every old West cowboy worth his salt carried 1873 rifles. Chappo, the son of Apache war chief Geronimo, packed an 1873. And Buffalo Bill carried an 1873 lever-action rifle along with a pair of .44-40 Colts in 1876 when he worked as an Army scout. This piece of rifle history is available in a variety of distinctive models including the Carbine Sporting Rifle.

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