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Posted Aug 29, '13 at 4:32am

lord0ftiki

lord0ftiki

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A few days ago to my dismay I realized I have been typing 'snub nosed Colt'
instead of the proper term 'stub nosed Colt'

Does anyone know whether the correct term is high caliber or large caliber 'cos I'm confused.

 

Posted Aug 29, '13 at 7:33am

Maverick4

Maverick4

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*firearm terminology

 

Posted Aug 29, '13 at 7:40am

Gamer_Cale

Gamer_Cale

1,414 posts

A few days ago to my dismay I realized I have been typing 'snub nosed Colt' instead of the proper term 'stub nosed Colt'

If you use google it says that snub nose is the correct term which is what I would have thought it would be.

Does anyone know whether the correct term is high caliber or large caliber 'cos I'm confused.

In terms of caliber both is right because the higher the caliber the larger the barrel (I think) so either is right but I think high caliber sounds better then large caliber.

 

Posted Aug 31, '13 at 8:22pm

lord0ftiki

lord0ftiki

449 posts

If you use google it says that snub nose is the correct term which is what I would have thought it would be.

The new American Oxford dictionary diverges. :/

 
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