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cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:00 pm

lately ive been thinking about a sxs shotgun. I have my eye on the Cimarron 1878 with 26" barrels. anyone have one? thoughts? I want the 26 vs the 20" for the simple reason of that its more versatile for hunting and just outright cool... love the old school way of doing things and fire arms are one of them... https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/produ ... otgun.html
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby Illini Warrior » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:08 pm

being a prepper site - subject involving guns for a SHTF - no ....

double barrels in general - 26" barrels in particular - and especially an exposed hammer gun ...

I have heritage double barrels that I've inherited - they aren't going anywhere - but for a SHTF they'll be loaded up and serve as backups to the backups - might even strap on a bayonet - because it would be deep if I picked one of them up ...
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby rickdun » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:56 pm

The 1878's are nice doubles, don't own one, but do own 4 double's 2 in 12 gauge and 2 in 20 gauge but no exposed hammers.

Don't know how true it is, but was told by a gun smith years ago that external hammers have a reputation of coming loose from the vibration of the shot going off after a while.
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:23 pm

I never heard that but it doesn't mean its not true. ive handled lots of old hammered shotguns but never really felt loose hammers on the guns that were taken care of. my black powder sxs hammers are nice and tight...
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby Cast Iron » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:50 pm

Never seen one in person.
But if I were in the market for a sxs, I would consider it.
Good looking shotgun.
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:01 pm

this is my black powder (muzzle loader) .12 ga
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:13 pm

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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:17 pm

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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby rickdun » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:28 pm

Danthman114, that there double is a nice looking shotgun.

I think you need to ship that to me (I'll pay the shipping), just to try it out before I decide to buy one.

How about it?
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby Illini Warrior » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:53 pm

rickdun wrote:The 1878's are nice doubles, don't own one, but do own 4 double's 2 in 12 gauge and 2 in 20 gauge but no exposed hammers.

Don't know how true it is, but was told by a gun smith years ago that external hammers have a reputation of coming loose from the vibration of the shot going off after a while.



don't think that's as much a problem with the more modern - but they can get out of alignment and misfire ....

on the Alaska reality TV show Life Below Zero - the one guy has to hunt some of the game with only blackpowder because he's not a native - has an old hammergun - tends to have problems ........
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby apache235 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:18 pm

I'd put it in the same class as a 56-56 Spencer. It's a cool gun but not one that I'd use in SHTF situation
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Re: cimarron 1878 shotgun

Postby danthman114 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:44 am

Depends on how you look at it. It will work for hunting and I'm sure it will work on 2 legged animals. I'm not getting it for shtf im getting it for Dove and quail and if the time ever came, barter
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