1878 Coach Gun 12 ga., 20" Barrel, Standard Blue

1878 Coach Gun 12 ga., 20 in. Barrel

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$596.70
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1878 Coach Gun 12 ga., 20 in. Barrel

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SKU 1878CG
Caliber 12 ga.
Barrel Length 20 in.
Style Model 1878
Capacity No
Frame 3 in. Blue Steel Real Working Hammers
Finish Standard Blue
Stock/Forearm No
Overall Length No
Weight 8.00 Lbs.

Reviews

Customer Reviews (14)

Old Fashion Quality and EffectivenessReview by Woody
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You want a Hammer side by side, that will handle modern day ammo, and get the job done no matter what it is, this is the one! I have had a couple other repos, and none of em compare. You want a fast handling shotgun for hunting, competition, and self/home defense, this is the weapon! For the money and quality, Cimarrons 1878 Coach Gun is the choice!

Woody
Beavercreek, Ohio (Posted on 1/25/2015)
best coach gun I've seenReview by Larry
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The quality is great, don't care if it is Chinese, they did it right on this one! (Posted on 11/8/2014)
TerrifficReview by Zeke
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Exactly what I wanted, works well if all factory preservative is cleaned out of the actions.

and I can cock it with one hand..

What a great gun for Single Action Shooting. (Posted on 7/19/2014)
Perfect replica; well made and functional piece of work.Review by Tim
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I'm putting a classic western collection together. The 1878 Stagecoach Shotgun has got to be a part of that collection. The shotgun is a perfect replica from a historical perspective, a beautiful and functional piece of work. I enjoy owning, and shooting this piece of history. (Posted on 2/9/2014)
Overall very satisfied.Review by Lobo
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I was a little apprehensive about a China product, but when I got it in my hands, I was pleasantly surprised. Metal fit and lockup was excellent. Locks locked up tight, hammers were centered on the firing pins. Triggers broke cleanly and functioned well. The wood to metal fit could have been a little better. Butt plate was a little off. Finish was acceptable for a cheaper arm. Some checkering on the stocks would sure help the overall look, even if a coarse large diamond. Overall I am quite pleased for the price. It will sure fit the bill for a little cowboy shooting and home defense. (Posted on 2/1/2014)
Great Gun/ToolReview by Pistol Pete
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Not enough good things to say about this shotgun as it is definitely a trooper with many more years of use to come. Being young I don't find any problems with the sight bead up top and find the action quite smooth after some buckshot break-in. Barrel length is just fine at 20" to brush pop quail up close and wish I bought the longer version to able to hunt farther out. Beautiful stock wood and bluing is even. Still running after 5+ years of use and abuse and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a useful tool/fun gun. (Posted on 1/13/2014)
Got it thinking it was made in America or Italy. Disappointed to find out it was China.Review by Mitchell
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I've not shot it yet, but I have inspected it with a fine tooth comb. Fit and finish is very good except for the butt-plate. I'm also somewhat skeptical about the bluing on the barrels. It's called the USA FINISH, but a warning is given that it will come off if coffee, or beer is spilled onto it. Huh????

If you don't care that it is Chinese made, then by all means buy it, because it is a very nice looking replica. However, if the Chinese stigma bothers you, go with the Italian or find an American made Coach Gun. (Posted on 11/6/2013)
Poor Quality WorkmanshipReview by Badger Red
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Purchased the 1878 Coach Gun 12 ga. I was expecting a higher quality construction. I was completely surprised when neither hammer could fire. In fact the hammer on one side hung up after pulling the trigger. The other side could barely strike and place a dimple on the primer. I found the moving parts all had burrs and rough surfaces preventing the action from operating. Each part had to be removed and cleaned and deburred. At least now the gun will shoot a standard shot shell which is all I was asking. The markings once said TTN , this model no longer says that. I guess times have changed and a new Mfg is in town. (Posted on 6/24/2013)
Not a bad shotgun.Review by Malgus
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I was looking for a shotgun that I could knock around the farm with and I came across the Cimarron 1878.

It's not a bad shotgun. I've had mine a couple years now and there are a few things I would change (and am in the process of changing).

- No checkering on the pistol grip or forend. Even a Plain Jane pattern would be better than nothing.
- Stiff opening/closing. This will take care of itself with time and use.
- If you're going to make a coach gun, make a coach gun- 18.5" barrels, cylinder bore. Maybe modified. I'd make the barrels even shorter, but don't want to deal with NFA regs.
- Front sight is puny. I'm not 20 anymore. Bigger front sight would be a plus.
- Install old style fish hook sling swivels and include a plain, wide leather sling with a simple brass buckle.

Other than that, it serves its purpose. It's outstanding for critters on the farm, like groundhogs, possums, etc.. #5's just drop them in their tracks. It's a tough, heavy little boat anchor of a shotgun. I'll probably bob the barrels back to 18.5" and retrofit 19th century fish hook sling swivels and a period sling for it. #4 brass bead front sight. You can get that stuff at Dixie. Checker the grip and forend and I'm happy.

Oh, I would have bought the color cased version instead of the all-blue version, but it wasn't offered when I bought mine. Still... it's tempting. (Posted on 6/23/2013)
good value, great shotgunReview by Frank
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I think this shotgun is great! It's a decent copy of the 1878 Model Colt SxS shotgun. It's the best hammer shotgun for the money you can buy. It's about the product - not who made it. I'm a little confused by the ratings and reviews of "bob" and "Bighouse Doc". bob - you give a positive review and say "best you can get", then you say "made in china do not want" and put 1 stars on everything. Which is it? Aren't you using a chinese made computer to type your review? Overall, I love this shotgun and think it's the best you can get for the money. I definitely recommend it. (Posted on 5/17/2013)
My favoriteReview by Western Gal
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Shoot Classic Cowgirl and it is by far the best shotgun for my class!
Love it! (Posted on 5/6/2013)
The Best Hammered SxS Shotgun. Especially for SASS Classic Cowboy.Review by Bandera Kid
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With a little work, this is by far the best hammered shotgun, especially for SASS competition! Lots of information on the web how to slick them up. It's great that they are available again. Best get one while you can. (Posted on 5/1/2013)
made in china do not want it .Review by bob
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very disapointed its chinese. hope i can sell it. (Posted on 3/22/2013)
Nice!Review by Bighouse Doc
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Good solid feel to it Good, well done finish.

My only gripe at this time is it was made in Red China!

I thought these were made in Italy. (Posted on 1/19/2013)

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