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The guns now more sharply reflect light than before and the quality of the Cimarron's polish underneath is the key.
Caption: The Cimarron 1872 Open Top .44 Colt, 1849 Wells Fargo (with Howell .32 S&W cylinder), and 1851 Navy .38 Special all look better with heat blue and silver plate as often done to originals.
Now, thanks to Cimarron, we can have it both ways, as they offer brand-new sixguns and leverguns with, as Cimarron calls it, an Original Finish.
But the Cimarron Original Finish offerings give anyone the opportunity to own a "Colt" or "Winchester" that looks as if it might have belonged to Cody or Hardin.
Indeed, anyone interested in the period of the great western expansion will enjoy not just owning, but being able to shoot and use these "instant heirlooms." A person with any feeling whatsoever for the romance of our country's history will surely feel his soul and imagination stirred just by picking up Cimarron's Model 1866 Yellow Boy.