Cimarron’s Mike Harvey Introduces the Legendary 1887 Lever-Action Shotgun

Fredericksburg, Texas (April 2021) – Cimarron Firearms, recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in Old West replica firearms, introduces its newest product offering via the popular YouTube video series, “Cimarron Originals with Mike Harvey.” Harvey introduces viewers to the Winchester Model 1887 Lever-Action Shotgun, a historically accurate replica with big game hunting in its DNA.

The Winchester 1887 lever-action shotgun was originally designed by John M. Browning and one of the guns considered to have won the West. Used predominately in the waning days of the taming of the frontier, it was Arizona Sheriff’s John Slaughter’s favorite gun for cleaning up the Arizona territory, as well as a superb hunting shotgun for a variety of game from fowl to buffalo. The 1887 shotgun would establish the repeating shotgun as the preferred firearm in the West and over 64,000 were made before 1899 when the model changed. It was an exceptional defensive gun and used by railroad messengers on the Denver to Rio Grande rail lines during a time of frequent bandit action and robberies.

The Winchester replica Model 1887 lever-action shotgun has been an on-going project for several years. Harvey worked closely with a new vendor that currently manufactures high quality air rifles for the USA market. “This 1887 lever action shotgun is the best gun I have ever seen come out of this region, ever?” Harvey concluded.  As he pursued this project, Harvey changed factories and stayed on top of his vendor to facilitate the final product as a quality historical replica of the legendary shotgun that would perform exceptionally well in cowboy competitions, as well as, hunting birds, big game and home protection.

Two grades will be available, the Field-grade and High-grade 1887 shotgun be a perfect companion for hunting ducks, geese, quail or hogs, bear, and deer.

The Field grade, in a 20”, 24” or 30” barrel, will be available with and without an IC choke tube. Both grades will be in 12 gauge, 3”, with a flat black finish and oil-finish American walnut stock and fore-end. The High-grade will sport a checkered Walnut stock and IC choke tubes.

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The 10-gauge model will follow. All 10-gauge 1887 shotguns will be of the High-grade class, and will feature IC choke tubes. These “Big Bad Boys” will be excellent hunting companions for seriously big game, including moose, buffalo, T-Rex, and “the walking dead.”

The first shipment of Cimarron’s new Winchester Model 1887 lever-action shotgun are due to arrive in 90 to 120 days. Harvey assures his viewers this shotgun will live up to Cimarron’s reputation for dependable and accurate replicas with exceptional attention to craftsmanship and detail. Stay tuned for more information on the 1887 shotgun launch in the near future.

Keep up with the history and happenings at Cimarron on YouTube with “Cimarron Originals with Mike Harvey.”

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Cimarron is recognized as the leader in quality and authenticity in replica firearms. For the past 35 years, Cimarron has worked continuously to perfect the authentic detail, fit, finish and function of our line of frontier firearms. There is no other firearm that is near equal in value, strength, reliability and authentic detail as is the line from Cimarron Firearms Co. 

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  • William April 12, 2021, 12:25 am

    I have a Winchester 1901 in 10 gauge, it takes 2 7/8” shells with a 32” Full made in 1904 to make it in China is a disgrace!

  • Frank S. April 9, 2021, 5:05 pm

    10 gauge? I’d rather see a 20 gauge, or even a 16 or .410. Would be better for women and older guys for home defense in the smaller gauges.

  • Steve April 9, 2021, 1:44 pm

    Cimarron goes to the enemy of the USA, China, to make this 1887? How stupid is that! Won’t touch it.

  • Paul Hopcus April 9, 2021, 1:35 pm

    It was said that Americans will hang their selves on rope made by communists

    This is one example. Until people wake up to how we are making communist China rich

  • Frank April 9, 2021, 10:50 am

    That’s why I haven’t picked up any of the reasonably priced “Stevens” pump guns… made in Xiden’s favorite commie land. I have several REAL Stevens. They were made in AMERICA by AMERICANS!

  • Griffendad April 9, 2021, 8:56 am

    So why not make it in America where you wouldn’t have to hold ANYONE’S feet to the fire? A sad disappointment.

    • Rick April 9, 2021, 11:13 am

      I can dig that.

      Ironic that one probably can’t own a sharp stick in China and they’re making guns to export to the US of A. Sad.

      • William Bennett April 9, 2021, 8:46 pm

        Just let Biden find out where they are made and he’ll probably do a free commercial for these guns made in China.😈😤😠😡

  • Dr Motown April 7, 2021, 9:44 am

    Lost me when you said you make these in China….sorry Cimarron

    • me April 9, 2021, 9:54 am

      My thinking exactly.

    • Todd April 9, 2021, 10:54 am

      A most enthusiastic DITTO to that!

      No Communist Chinese firearms for me or my household.


  • Blue Dog (he/him) April 6, 2021, 5:18 pm

    Oooh, pretty pretty. There is just something special about old Winchesters. Gunsmithing is as much an American art form as jazz and comic books and like jazz and comics, Americans have forgotten how to appreciate art and instead are impressed by artless tinker toys and blocky tupperware.

    I seem to recall that the 10 gauge had another number but cannot remember what that other number was.

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