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Old 01-14-2015, 11:44   #1
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i'm starting to like Charter Arms....

I own these two, have owned some lemons in the past as well as a jewel 3" Pathfinder....

saw a stainless Bulldog with CT grips, checked it out and found it to be solid but passed because the CT grips put it at $600.

I'm on a mini quest to find old school guns or a new version if they check out good...... trying to decide what to trade or sell for my next C.A. purchase.

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Old 01-14-2015, 13:32   #2
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Old 01-14-2015, 13:45   #3
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I have already weighed in on charter:


https://thedesertsedge.wordpress.com...og-44-special/


I love reloading the 44 special sbd think some charters are good to go.
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Old 01-14-2015, 13:47   #4
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My youngest daughter has had her CA "Lefty" for some years now and loves it. Good gun.
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Old 01-14-2015, 14:17   #5
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I have already weighed in on charter:


https://thedesertsedge.wordpress.com...og-44-special/


I love reloading the 44 special sbd think some charters are good to go.
great review! what does sbd stand for?
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Old 01-14-2015, 15:02   #6
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great review! what does sbd stand for?
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Old 01-23-2015, 22:51   #7
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I'm also a big fan of the Charter Arms BullDog .44 Special.
Here are a couple BullDog's from Mag-Na-Port.
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oddly enough, I e-mailed back and forth with MagNa-Port about the back packer package. they no longer offer that package but gave me the price break down for each thing they do so I could pick and choose. what they said they wont do is "trigger work" when I asked about fixing timing on old guns. they (Donna I think it was?) said "trigger work" is timing and the gunsmith told her that no matter what they do they can never get the C.A. guns timed right.
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I think charter has gotten better of late. They were a bit sketchy a while back.
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Those are some fine looking Charters!

I have no experience with them, but am interested.........
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Old 02-01-2015, 16:30   #11
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here is my latest acquisition: a Charter 2000 Bulldog that checked out better than I thought it would.
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Old 02-01-2015, 16:57   #12
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I've always wanted or try one to just do it. Never have though.
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Old 04-15-2015, 19:11   #13
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well, the original bulldog shot itself out of timing and developed end shake, the charter 2000 developed end shake too. delivered to charter arms for repair last Friday but cant get them to answer their e-mails they list on their contact us page. will try calling tomorrow.

and no, i haven't shot elmer keith loads in them.
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Old 04-15-2015, 19:44   #14
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I think a 44 bulldog would be an awesome bug, but I am one if those guys that enjoys shooting a Hi-point once in a while.

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Old 04-15-2015, 19:52   #15
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IMO Charter arms makes Taurus and Rossi look pretty good.
I want to like them, but everything I've handled from them was crap. Brand new.
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i have a Stratford made Off Duty .38spl that is properly timed (still), does not have excessive end shake, and locks up tighter than Dick's hat band. i had a Stratford made 3" Pathfinder .22lr that was the same way.

the Charter 2000 Bulldog locks up tight and is timed properly, it has however developed excessive end shake which has lead to light primer strikes on various brands of ammo. the original Bridgeport made Bulldog is slightly out of timing in S/A and has enough end shake to allow light primer strikes too.

since neither of these are made by the current version of Charter Arms I will be paying for the repairs.
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