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Old 07-21-2010, 15:06   #1
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Finally some pics of Cimarron's new 1911... :)

Well guys, I had to grab one of these because I was so darn curious about them. While I said I would wait a while to get my last three 1911s of the year, I decided to get this one right away so people (including me) could see what it was.

Its built by Armscor, but the frame was left in the original 1911 style, instead of the A1. According to Cimarron, they tried to keep the gun as close to 1918 spec as possible.

The differences at first glance include an ejection port that's at half mast, though not completely lowered, a trigger that's slightly shorter than 1918 spec, yet not A1 length, and, obviously, the magazine.

Here are some pics. I actually think the Colt-style roll markings were a nice idea. Its even got a horse.

...a Cimarron horse that is.


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Old 07-21-2010, 15:06   #2
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Obviously, its going to be very similar to the RIA Government model, as they're both Armscor built and USGI style. However, there are just enough differences to give the Cimarron its own personality.

These include...

- The RIA has a flared ejection port
- The RIA uses a 1911A1 frame, while the Cimarron's is 1911 spec.
- The RIA has no lanyard loop, while the Cimarron does.
- The RIA has a serrated main spring housing, while the Cimarron's, in true 1911 fashion, is smooth.
- The RIA has a beveled magwell, while the Cimarron does not.

Other than the grips and roll markings being totally different, that's about it. The grips are a bit thinner on the Cimarron, for what its worth. The Cimarron's trigger does feel noticeably heavier, but that can vary from gun to gun with 1911s in this price range.


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I really like Armscor built 1911s and I own several by different companies. I haven't shot this yet, but I certainly like what I'm seeing so far. Its really the only 1918 styled replica on the market today, as I believe Colt is done production of theirs. The only other one I'm aware of is USFA, but they're sort of a hybrid, a very beautifully done hybrid I may add. More on them later...

Anyway, this is one of the three remaining 1911s, actually three remaining firearms, I plan to pick up this year. The other two are the Morris that I'm waiting for and the EMF Hartford that's at my shop waiting for me.

Any thoughts on my new Cimarron? The curious thing about it is why they have 1911A1 stamped on the right side of the frame, when clearly their intentions were replicating an earlier model. Not a big deal, but odd.

Of course Cimarron is new to all this.
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Old 07-21-2010, 15:13   #3
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Looks like another great way to enter the wonderful world of 1911's. What does this one sell for?
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It looks decent for the money congrats!
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Old 07-21-2010, 15:48   #5
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Looks like another great way to enter the wonderful world of 1911's. What does this one sell for?
I got it a little over $500. They aren't as low as I would have liked. They run about $75 more than the RIA Government for whatever reason.

Considering the Springfield GI is the same price, it may be tough. However, I got it for something different.

1918 replicas are not common at all.
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Old 07-21-2010, 16:40   #6
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Darn it Brian, you beat me to it.

I will have pics of my Cimarron 1911 and the EMF Hartford 1911A1 posted on Saturday, if all goes well. I am excited about getting mine. I do like the darker grips you have on your Cimarron.
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Old 07-21-2010, 17:37   #8
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I think it is a good looking gun! I love seeing the old styled classics.
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Darn it Brian, you beat me to it.

I will have pics of my Cimarron 1911 and the EMF Hartford 1911A1 posted on Saturday, if all goes well. I am excited about getting mine. I do like the darker grips you have on your Cimarron.

Are you guys neighbors Congrats back I do like how it looks, I haven't seen one around my neck of the woods yet.
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Darn it Brian, you beat me to it.

I will have pics of my Cimarron 1911 and the EMF Hartford 1911A1 posted on Saturday, if all goes well. I am excited about getting mine. I do like the darker grips you have on your Cimarron.

Yeah James, I saw your boxes packed up and ready to be shipped while I was there. Fred was dropping them off this afternoon, so you should have them by Friday or Saturday.

You will be getting the EMF long before me. I held both of mine trying to decide which to pick up first and went with the Cimarron, since there aren't really any pics of them anywhere.

...the grips on yours are a bit lighter, but also look nice. You can always darken them up.
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Nice addition! You're my hero. lol
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Are you guys neighbors Congrats back I do like how it looks, I haven't seen one around my neck of the woods yet.
No we're about 1100 miles apart. I just have James hooked up with my dealer.

He's been ordering two of everything instead of one.

James actually initiated this order, but my dealer knew I had been talking about them, so he ordered two.
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Yeah, it has been nuts.

Anyway, my 1911 purchases, and likely all firearm purchases, for the rest of year are the Morris Custom that's already paid for and the EMF Hartford at my shop. That will then be a total of 57 in my collection. I'm stopping at 60, so it will leave three for 2011 or 2012. After that, there are several other hanguns I'm looking to pick up in the non-1911 catagory. In fact, I'll probably pick up some of them long before completing my 1911 collection.

After talking to James, I believe he is also going to stop at 60. However, I would like him to get to 58 this year, so I can post a big CONGRATULATIONS!
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Yeah, it has been nuts.

Anyway, my 1911 purchases, and likely all firearm purchases, for the rest of year are the Morris Custom that's already paid for and the EMF Hartford at my shop. That will then be a total of 57 in my collection. I'm stopping at 60, so it will leave three for 2011 or 2012. After that, there are several other hanguns I'm looking to pick up in the non-1911 catagory. In fact, I'll probably pick up some of them long before completing my 1911 collection.

After talking to James, I believe he is also going to stop at 60. However, I would like him to get to 58 this year, so I can post a big CONGRATULATIONS!
Stopping at 60 is my plan as well. I need to refocus my attention towards my WWII collection as well as a couple more areas.
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That magazine seems kind of out of place, other than that its very nice, thanks for posting.
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That magazine seems kind of out of place, other than that its very nice, thanks for posting.
Well, that's easily remedied.

Those ACT-MAGS are pretty much what all the Armscor built 1911s come with.

It just looks out of place on this.
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Stopping at 60 is my plan as well. I need to refocus my attention towards my WWII collection as well as a couple more areas.
No doubt.

I have a list of about 20 other autos I want, not counting the last three 1911s.

One of them is that unfired FEG GKK-45 I was telling you about. I looked at it again today. Its beautiful. The bluing is very nice.
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Bac, how about some close ups of that Roscoe? Especially the slide legend. BTW, is it a cast frame and/or MIM? I know little about the Phil. guns.
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Bac, how about some close ups of that Roscoe? Especially the slide legend. BTW, is it a cast frame and/or MIM? I know little about the Phil. guns.
The frames are cast, BOGE.

I'll try to get some close ups of the slide tomorrow.

I do like the roll marking. I think its in good taste how they decided to do it, especially with all the ridiculous roll marking on some of these new models lately.
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Well, that's easily remedied.

Those ACT-MAGS are pretty much what all the Armscor built 1911s come with.

It just looks out of place on this.
We have a gunshow coming up near the end of August. There is usually a guy there that sells some USGI equipment. I am going to see if I can find a tinned magazine for it. If not, a plain USGI magazine will suffice. The magazine the Cimarron comes with is definitely out of place.
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I was perfectly happy with my one and only 1911, until I started reading threads here in the 1911 forum! Now I NEED a Kimber Custom Carry, a Remington R1, and now one of these Cimarron 1911s. I have somewhat of a WWII handgun collection that I have going and just to keep things within my budget for the time being I am including replicas as well as originals. Would the Cimarron be the same configuration as a WWII era 1911?
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GAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just when I get settled on a Kimber Pro Carry, you go posting pics of full sized steel framed guns!!!!!!!!! Now I gotta go look at that stainless steel Springfield Armory GI tomorrow!!!

Oh well, we'll see. I'll hold out as long as possible, but it's not easy wit all these nice pics being posted...

Very nice gun though.
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Bac, how about some close ups of that Roscoe? Especially the slide legend. BTW, is it a cast frame and/or MIM? I know little about the Phil. guns.
Count me in for wanting to see the slide markings of the Roscoe!
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Would the Cimarron be the same configuration as a WWII era 1911?

Joe, I feel your pain. My new Remington R1 is great. And a Cimmaron would be nice, too.

That said, many years ago I purchased a WW2 era 1911 from a fellow soldier who had gotten it straight from DCM back in the day. It was stamped AA, which IIRC, denoted an Augusta Arsenal rebuild. It was parkerized overall, and had been fitted with 1911A1 MSH, grip safety, hammer(?), trigger and plastic grip panels. Still had the tiny WW1 sights, however. It seemed arsenal fresh. I took it to the qualification range at Ft. Stewart and easily shot expert with it. MUCH tighter and nicer that the old arms room beaters we normally used. Sadly, I sold it when I retired and moved overseas.

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Joe, I feel your pain. My new Remington R1 is great. And a Cimmaron would be nice, too.

That said, many years ago I purchased a WW2 era 1911 from a fellow soldier who had gotten it straight from DCM back in the day. It was stamped AA, which IIRC, denoted an Augusta Arsenal rebuild. It was parkerized overall, and had been fitted with 1911A1 MSH, grip safety, hammer(?), trigger and plastic grip panels. Still had the tiny WW1 sights, however. It seemed arsenal fresh. I took it to the qualification range at Ft. Stewart and easily shot expert with it. MUCH tighter and nicer that the old arms room beaters we normally used. Sadly, I sold it when I retired and moved overseas.

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That's good to hear about the Remington, haven't seen one in person yet, but I haven't heard anything bad either. Cool story about your 1911, I bet you miss it!
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