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Cimarron Firearms Brings Back the Terminator: A Modern Tribute to the Classic 1887 Lever Action Shotgun

Aptly named “The Terminator” after the 1887 lever-action shotgun’s starring role with Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” Cimarron Firearms improves the first successful repeating shotgun for a whole new generation.

Fredericksburg, Texas (May 2024) – Cimarron Firearms, a leading manufacturer of authentic firearms reproduction, is proud to announce the re-release of their improved “Terminator,” an 1887 lever action shotgun that pays homage to the iconic Winchester Model 1887, an iconic piece of American history renowned for its reliability and performance.

Designed by legendary firearms designer John Browning for the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, the original model Winchester 1887 shotgun was a breech-loading, rolling block lever-action. It was originally available in 10- and 12-gauge models with a standard 30” barrel.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Movie Release Poster

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Movie Release Poster

Before Schwarzenegger’s notorious handling of the 1887 shotgun in the Terminator movie, the 1887 shotgun was famously carried by Arizona Sheriff John Slaughter. It was also issued to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad messengers.

“We are thrilled to unveil a higher quality version of The Terminator, our homage to the timeless Winchester Model 1887,” said Bryce Wayt, VP of Operations for Cimarron Firearms. “With the popularity of lever-action guns hitting an all-time high right now, what better way to combine a historic model with a little Hollywood credit.”

Cimarron’s Terminator is designed from an original 1887 in the Cimarron collection. Cimarron’s Terminator 1887 lever-action shotguns are available in either a 20,” 22,” or 28” round blued barrel, a blued receiver, and the 12-gauge is capable of handling 2 ¾” shotshells. MSRP is $622.70.

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About Cimarron Firearms:

Cimarron is the leader in quality and authenticity of replica firearms. For the past 30 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.