Revolving Cylinder Rifles
The Cimarron Revolving Cylinder Rifle may not have actually spent time in the hands of cowboys in the Old West, but it was prominently displayed in the “Man with No Name” westerns. The trilogy starred Clint Eastwood, a man who wore the same clothes in all three movies with the same mannerisms.
The films were also known as “Spaghetti Westerns,” so named because they were directed by Italians, like Sergio Leone. The three movies using the Cimarron rifle were:
All three movies were released in the early 1960s. The Cimarron revolving-cylinder rifle was also featured in “Lonesome Dove,” the 2010 remake of “True Grit” and “Unforgiven.”
The revolving cylinder rifle is similar to revolver pistols in that they have a cylinder that can hold between five and six rounds of ammunition of varying calibers. Older models used percussion caps with a cartridge that had a ball and powder. Once loaded, the percussion caps were placed at the back of the cylinder so that the gun was ready to fire.
Revolving cylinder rifles have been used by governmental agencies such as the Pony Express and during the Civil War. Many of these revolving cylinder rifles were made by the Colt company rather than Cimarron.
GrabAGun proudly sells the Cimarron revolving cylinder rifle for use by sporting enthusiasts, hunters and collectors. Other makes and models of revolving cylinder guns may be available as well since the inventory at GrabAGun changes daily. If you don’t see what you want, add it to a wish list so they can let you know when one arrives. You can also call 972-552-7246 to talk about your needs with one of their friendly, helpful staff members.