Spring of this year I purchased a brand new Cimarron 1897 Pump Shotgun for $600 (from a good seller on GB.com. it never worked right and always jammed. Instead of sending it back and risking getting another defective shotgun, I handed it over to a "cowboy gunsmith". He told me it was assembled incorrect, and a "T-Block" was not manufactured correct. It is now working just OK to good.
I would place Cimarron quality right down there with Taurus.