Firearms

Timeworn Beauties

Cimarron creates instant aged and engraved classics that evoke firearms used by frontier Cochise County Sheriff John Slaughter and others.

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While most firearms enthusiasts appreciate a vintage gun showing its original finish, a certain beauty can be found in those well-worn guns whose original color has been shed through the decades and replaced by an iron gray finish that evokes thoughts and images of the past.

Some of these guns conjure up visions of hard use and wild times on the American frontier.

A timeworn gun—especially one with engraving—evokes romantic, historical images in my mind. It has the aura of those famed engraved arms used by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt,  Wes Hardin,  Wild Bill Hickok  and Texas John Slaughter.

Today’s shooters are lucky to have the option of choosing from an array of quality replicas of these firearms. Yet as beautiful as they are in their shiny new finishes, many of them look like new guns. As one who has admired and handled untold numbers of historical arms, I’ve come to expect most vintage firearms to have an aged look, devoid of much of their original protective finish. That quality is one of the reasons...

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