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Old November 18, 2002, 08:37 PM   #1
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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?

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Old November 18, 2002, 09:09 PM   #2
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According to an article in the latest issue of American Rifleman the folks at Browning made it up.

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Old November 19, 2002, 09:41 AM   #3
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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.
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Old November 19, 2002, 09:56 AM   #4
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I tried using 's translator and it turned up nothing for citori or tori, including from Japanse.

Was the Citori first made in Japan?
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Old November 19, 2002, 12:02 PM   #5
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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).
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Old November 19, 2002, 12:54 PM   #6
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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.
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Old November 19, 2002, 10:17 PM   #7
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then it is the strangest Japanese word that I have ever heard, with perhaps the exception of gorufu (golf).
Don't forget basuboru (baseball).
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