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Old June 7, 2017, 10:48 PM   #1
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Cimarron '97s?

How are the Cimarron 1897 Winchester clones? Do they jamb up all the time? I might get one to turn into an M97 trench gun if they're reliable enough. I did some reading and it appears they originate in China.

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Old June 8, 2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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They're made in China by Norinco and they had some issues with the very first ones. I have an older standard model but aside from the fonky Chinese wood they used for the stock it's been a very good and reliable shotgun. The newest ones have American walnut stocks and they do make a trench gun but I don't know if Cimarron sells it.
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Old June 8, 2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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I see, thank you. I know reproduction heat shields/bayonet lugs are made for them, and some sling swivels and USGI style sling and bayonet should complete the build.
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Old June 8, 2017, 08:37 PM   #4
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Why build it when you can buy one already built?
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Old June 8, 2017, 11:32 PM   #5
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Can't seem to find the trench version for sale anywhere.
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