Cimarron Eliminator 8


Cimarron announced a new revolver: the Eliminator 8. This new single-action wheel gun features a 4.75″ octagonal barrel (hence the “8” in the name.)

The new Eliminator 8 has Army-style grips and a pre-war frame that is color case hardened. The cylinder and barrel are blued.

Eliminator 8 revolvers are available in both .357 Magnum and .45 Colt. They are being made for Cimarron by Pietta. The handguns will carry a suggested retail price of $778.70 for either caliber.

Each of the revolvers has the company’s Cowboy Comp action job that results in a 25% shorter hammer stroke. This was developed for SASS and CMSA competition shooters.

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  • Perfect for your Weird Western adventures, dinner parties, or complimenting your jorts when making a quick stop to the grocery store!

    • Zebra Dun

      Uhhh, Not to be known as totally dumb…but…what’s a Jort?

      • Cymond

        Jean-shorts, aka denim.

  • Short action conversions for the Colt SAA have been around since at least the 1930s. You can find it mentioned in vintage gunsmithing texts.

  • greasyjohn

    Always wanted an SAA with an octagonal barrel. I’d like to see a lot of aesthetics experiments with classic firearms.

    • Marcus D.

      Each to his own, I find it distasteful when I see an 1851 Colt in .44 Cal., all of the brass framed reproductions that di not exist historically, or the brass backstraps on an 1873 Colt. Actually, I take that back–I like the look of the brass backstraps on a blued and case hardened 1873, even though I know Colt made them all in steel.

  • SD3

    Any idea if these have a transfer bar safety, so you can carry 6 rounds?

    • Marcus D.

      Probably, since that is the way Pietta builds their new models now. It is a nice steel plate that slides up and down, much sturdier than the one Uberti is producing on some of its models.

    • Zebra Dun

      Most likely a have to have just to please lawyers.
      That old Blackhawk .44 mag I owned long ago was a three click hammer and no transfer bar I only carried six when I planned to shoot it.

      I regret swapping it for a Colt 1917 model in .45 acp and then ater swapped the Colt for a Lawman mk III to bad I wish I had the old .44 now.

      • Marcus D.

        I don’t think its the lawyers necessarily. Ruger was the first, and now even Uberti in its Horseman line has a kinda of a transfer bar thingamabob, but not in its classic Cattleman line. In fact, in their tuned models, they have numbered the cylinders so that you end up with the hammer down on an empty cylinder when you load. And the western sports shooting organizations only allow you to load five anyway, transfer bar or not.

        • Zebra Dun

          That Colt Lawman mk III was actually the first pistol I ever owned that had a transfer bar.
          It amazed me at the time LOL
          I read that horsemen would throw their stirrups up over the saddle to tighten a cinch and the stirrup would fall and hit the hammer of the Colts making them fire which led to the empty round under the hammer.
          I read somewhere gunslingers and cowboys would roll up burial money and place the bills in the chamber so they would know which was empty and to leave empty.

  • Marcus D.

    I don’t think Colt ever made an SAA with an octagonal barrel….

    • Zebra Dun

      The 1851 cap and ball .36 Navy had an Octagon barrel. But No unless ordered special I don’t think so either, too bad I’d like one.

      • Marcus D.

        True, as did as did all of its predecessors. The 1860 .44 Army was the first with a round barrel, followed by the 1862 Navy. The 1862 pocket Navy retained the octagonal barrel, but the pocket Police had a round barrel. All of the 1873s, so far as I know, had round barrels. The transition from the octagonal was, as I understand it, due to improved metallurgy.

        • Zebra Dun

          True and to promote the modern product all sleek with a round barrel.

  • Blake

    sweet! For me, this is what having a revolver is all about…

  • Zebra Dun

    I just love a single action for fun shooting, I’ve shot a bunch of them from a Roy Rogers cap pistol to a Ruger single six in .22 lr and in .357 mag I owned a .44 Magnum blackhawk. These are good guns to have and shoot.
    Wish I had another in .357 magnum I don’t care who makes it.