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

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

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$596.70

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1878 Coach Gun 12 ga., 20 in. Barrel

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

Customer Reviews

Poor Quality Workmanship Review 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 6/25/13)
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 6/23/13)
good value, great shotgun Review 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 5/17/13)
My favorite Review 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 5/7/13)
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 5/1/13)
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 3/23/13)
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 1/20/13)
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