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Old February 3, 2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Colt info?

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?
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Old February 3, 2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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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.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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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.
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Old February 4, 2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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I assume you are talking about this one:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoot...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
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Old February 4, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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" What does BS/TG stand for? "

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

TG = trigger guard
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Old February 4, 2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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BS = Big Smoke

TG = terrifically Good!!!!!
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Old February 4, 2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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Let's see....Bull Something and Tiny gon....oh, never mind.
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Old February 4, 2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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As if we didn't have enough comedians in this world already; although I kinda like 10851MAN's interpretation
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