The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 18, 2002, 08:37 PM   #1
Join Date: October 4, 2002
Posts: 41
What does "Citori" mean?


OK I've searched the net...there's Citori saddles, Citori street, of course the Browning Citori, various animals named Citori, some fantasy folks who dress themselves up and are called Citori, and Citori travel.

My question is...what does Citori mean?

Is it latin, italian, romanian or something?

Any knowledgable curmudgeons out there?

beetlefang is offline  
Old November 18, 2002, 09:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: December 6, 1999
Location: Richmond, Virginia USA
Posts: 6,004
According to an article in the latest issue of American Rifleman the folks at Browning made it up.

johnbt is offline  
Old November 19, 2002, 09:41 AM   #3
Registration in progress
Join Date: December 26, 2001
Location: sunshine Fl
Posts: 122
I highly doubt it was made up.

The word tori in Japanese means bird. So maybe the word "citori" was used becases the gun is mainly use in shooting birds or bird like items.
lockandrock is offline  
Old November 19, 2002, 09:56 AM   #4
Double Naught Spy
Senior Member
Join Date: January 8, 2001
Location: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Posts: 10,952

I tried using 's translator and it turned up nothing for citori or tori, including from Japanse.

Was the Citori first made in Japan?
"If you look through your scope and see your shoe, aim higher." -- said to me by my 11 year old daughter before going out for hogs 8/13/2011
My Hunting Videos
Double Naught Spy is online now  
Old November 19, 2002, 12:02 PM   #5
Fred Hansen
Senior Member
Join Date: May 30, 2001
Location: The middle of WWIII
Posts: 3,335
I highly doubt it was made up.
I can't find the word in about a dozen different translators that I have tried. If Citori is Japanese, then it is the strangest Japanese word that I have ever heard, with perhaps the exception of gorufu (golf).
"This started out as a documentary on gun violence in America, but the largest mass murder in our history was just committed -- without the use of a single gun! Not a single bullet fired! No bomb was set off, no missile was fired, no weapon (i.e., a device that was solely and specifically manufactured to kill humans) was used. A boxcutter! -- I can't stop thinking about this. A thousand gun control laws would not have prevented this massacre. What am I doing?"

Michael Moore
Fred Hansen is offline  
Old November 19, 2002, 12:54 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: December 20, 1998
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,640
The name was made up by Browning.

See this month's American Rifleman (12/02)

Citori's have always been built by Miroku, and are sold under the Miroku name in Europe (And through the grey market here in the US)

Browning citori should not be confused with the superb Belgian Browning Superposed guns.
I am no longer a member of this forum. Bye!
K80Geoff is offline  
Old November 19, 2002, 10:17 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: April 13, 2002
Location: Southern Maine US
Posts: 299
then it is the strangest Japanese word that I have ever heard, with perhaps the exception of gorufu (golf).
Don't forget basuboru (baseball).
Morituri Nolumus Mori

- We who are about to die, don't want to. -
MarineTech is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06871 seconds with 9 queries