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ZVP
February 3, 2013, 03:50 PM
Cabelas has a .44 Civillian steel frame revolver they are calling the Civillian Model. It has a nickled Backstrap.
I'd always read that the origonal Colt '51 Civillian was a .36 caliber with a nickeled Backstrap.
The .44 has good power, way harder shooting than a .36.
Was this a real model or another "invention" of the foreign manufacturers?
ZVP

Fingers McGee
February 3, 2013, 04:31 PM
Colt never made an 1851 Navy that they called the 'Civilian Model'. All 1851 Navies were .36 caliber. Silver (not nickel) plated BS/TG was an optional finish as was blued iron and polished brass. This just another one of Pietta's marketing strategies.

maillemaker
February 4, 2013, 10:51 AM
Silver (not nickel) plated BS/TG was an optional finish as was blued iron and polished brass. This just another one of Pietta's marketing strategies.

What does BS/TG stand for?

Thanks,

Steve

Edit, nevermind, figured it out - backstrap and trigger guard. :)

maillemaker
February 4, 2013, 10:55 AM
I assume you are talking about this one:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Black-Powder/Pistols-Revolvers|/pc/104792580/c/104701680/sc/104503680/Pietta-Model-1851-Navy-Civilian-44-Caliber-Revolver/705443.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-black-powder-pistols-revolvers%2Fpietta%2F_%2FN-1100201%2B1000004302%2FNe-1000004302%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104503680%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104792580%253Bcat104701680%26WTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_stype%3DGNU&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104701680%3Bcat104503680

As Fingers pointed out, 1851 Navy Colts were made in .36 caliber.

I have a pair of 1851 Piettas in .44 caliber. Couldn't use them for N-SSA shooting, so I turned them into wall decorations. :)

Steve

unknwn
February 4, 2013, 02:24 PM
" What does BS/TG stand for? "

BS = back strap -or- rear most portion of grip metal

TG = trigger guard

10851Man
February 4, 2013, 03:21 PM
BS = Big Smoke

TG = terrifically Good!!!!! :D

mykeal
February 4, 2013, 05:42 PM
Let's see....Bull Something and Tiny gon....oh, never mind.

Fingers McGee
February 4, 2013, 07:42 PM
:rolleyes:

As if we didn't have enough comedians in this world already; although I kinda like 10851MAN's interpretation