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Old February 20, 2015, 10:14 AM   #1
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Cimarron Walker versus Uberti Walker?

Anybody know the difference between a Cimarron Walker and an Uberti Walker? I understand that Cimarron provided Uberti with custom specifications and that Uberti made it for Cimarron's distribution.

I ran across this old thread. Does anyone have anything to add?
http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...imarron+walker

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Old February 20, 2015, 03:51 PM   #2
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The Cimarron one will say "Cimarron" on it.

That is the ONLY difference. It has always been rumored that Cimarron gets Uberti's top finished revolvers, but that is nothing more than internet rumor.
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Old February 20, 2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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It has always been rumored that Cimarron gets Uberti's top finished revolvers, but that is nothing more than internet rumor.
A few years ago, I actually asked a rep at Cimarron about their Uberti guns being "better/different" than everyone else's. His reply? "That's what we like to tell people".
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Old February 20, 2015, 09:09 PM   #4
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The Cimarron will have Uberti's name and Italian markings hidden and Cimarron's barrel address will be roll stamped Colt Style.
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Old February 20, 2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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A Uberti is a Uberti . . . . . .

The last one I ordered was my Uberti Bisley. The LGS that I ordered it through . . I gave them the choice of where they could get it based on availability. The fellow who I was ordering it from said he would rather get it from Uberti . . if it was O.K. with me. He could give it to me at a better price and made no bones that he liked dealing with Uberti due to the folks he deals with there. He checked on availability at Uberti - they had it in stock and he said he could have it from them in 2 weeks . . which he did to the day.

So it really depends on what "markings" you want on it - Uberti's or Cimarron.
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Old February 20, 2015, 10:48 PM   #6
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I used to think the same thing about Cimarron. They have excellent guns, however, I have Taylors and Stoegers that are as good in every way.
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Old February 20, 2015, 11:31 PM   #7
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Based totally on my experience. The name Cimarron is kinda like a warning label.
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Old February 21, 2015, 06:00 AM   #8
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Based totally on my experience. The name Cimarron is kinda like a warning label.
Based on mine its not.
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Old February 21, 2015, 12:07 PM   #9
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I have Uberti guns from Taylor's, Cimarron, Dixie Gun Works and Navy Arms. There is no difference other than the names stamped on them. As far as Cimarron, the guns are fine, it's the customer service that sucks. Check out the "cowboy" shooting forums. There are a lot of horror stories about dealing with Cimarron's customer service. I got a brand new Cimarron revolver from a certified Cimarron Firearms dealer with the front sight canted at the 1 o'clock position. I mean it was easy to see. It shot a foot to the right at 30 feet. Cimarron CS told me they would charge me to fix it because it wasn't a warranty issue. I had a local smith fix it for less than Cimarron quoted me. It has been a great shooter since. Like I said, the guns are good, it's the CS you have to be aware of.
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Old February 21, 2015, 02:38 PM   #10
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Based totally on my experience. The name Cimarron is kinda like a warning label.
Hawg: Based on mine its not.

Sounds kinda like the Chevy/Ford debate? Strong feelings on both sides. I just know that Cimarron's quality control isn't what it should be. I'd rather pay more to have a manufacturer make sure a gun does what it is supposed to do, right out of the box, every time. Cimarron ain't it.

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Old February 21, 2015, 02:52 PM   #11
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Sounds kinda like the Chevy/Ford debate?
I have both.
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Old February 21, 2015, 05:43 PM   #12
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I just know that Cimarron's quality control isn't what it should be. I'd rather pay more to have a manufacturer make sure a gun does what it is supposed to do, right out of the box, every time. Cimarron ain't it.
It's not Cimarron's quality control, as they are not manufacturers. Uberti in Italy manufactures the guns, Cimarron is just an importer. If the gun has flaws or doesn't work, it came from Italy that way. The problem with Cimarron, is that they, in most cases that I have heard about, will not stand behind the products they sell. Their site says
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This absolves them from responsibility if you get a dinged/scratched gun, even if the box has no damage. I have seen that first hand. Like I stated above, a canted sight on a new gun was my problem, not theirs.
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Old February 21, 2015, 10:10 PM   #13
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MJN77, It is still Cimarrons quality control issues. It doesn't matter who the subcontractor is that actually manufactures the weapon. Cimarron's name is on the product and Cimarron is the last set of hands on the gun to make sure it is up to their standards before the customer gets it. I think we both agree that Cimarron is a sorry company to do business with, just slightly differing aspects of their QC. I know with a certainty that I will never buy any of their products again. What others decide is their own affair.
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Old February 23, 2015, 11:54 AM   #14
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I have owned percussion revolvers (1851's, 58's and 60's) imported from both Cimarron and Uberti. Fit, finish and mechanics were very good on both.
If you consider Customer Service to be part of the deal then I would take my chances on the Uberti. In my experience Cimarron will not stand behind their product.
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