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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?
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.
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?
Edit, nevermind, figured it out - backstrap and trigger guard. :)
February 4, 2013, 10:55 AM
I assume you are talking about this one:
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. :)
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
February 4, 2013, 03:21 PM
BS = Big Smoke
TG = terrifically Good!!!!! :D
February 4, 2013, 05:42 PM
Let's see....Bull Something and Tiny gon....oh, never mind.
February 4, 2013, 07:42 PM
As if we didn't have enough comedians in this world already; although I kinda like 10851MAN's interpretation
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