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    Default Charter Arms - 1st Generation Revolvers

    I am in the process of putting together a data base on "First Generation" Charter Arms revolvers. These will be ANY revolver with a barrel address (found on right side of all barrels) of either Bridgeport Connecticut (serial numbers less than 31,000?) or Stratford Connecticut (serial numbers less than 1,100,000?). If you or someone you know has one of these pieces, I would appreciate if you would share info concerning that piece. Thanks!
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    Just so happens, I have a Stratford, Conn model here on my bench as we speak. It is a Bulldog, .44 spl., serial number is 681XXX with a 3" barrel and Walnut (?) grips with the metal Charter Arms shield set in them.

    How can I help you?

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    Thanks, Bang Bang
    Data Entered. Your piece was most likely made in Fall of 1981. What is the finish: blue or stainless? I have a Pathfinder, 3" Stainless in .22 with s/n 681044 and an Undercover, 3" .38 SPL, blue with s/n 684731, which bracket yours.
    Really, there's no reason to hide the last three digits of the serial number. Full numbers do help in the research. I have 25 CA revolvers, currently and I will gladly post all of the complete serial numbers.
    Thanks again, Jim
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    I don't kow why Jim, just an old habit. The number is 681486 and the finish was blue. I'm in the process of restoring the gun back to respectable carry condition. I'm also a big fan of the caliber.
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    There are PLENTY of the First Generation Charter Arms revolvers in calibers ranging from .22, .22 mag, .38 SPL, .357 MAG, .44 SPL offered on the on line auction sites ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] are two of my favorites and from which I've purchased over 20 pieces for excellent prices none exceeding $300 and all in excellent condition, if you're selective) and you can pick one up pretty cheaply. The more bad mouthing the CA's receive on the internet - the better the prices remain. Check out those sites for some real bargains. I'm speaking from personal experience here.
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    I have a Model 1382 undercover 2" blue .38spl Stratford conn.

    serial # 515052

    Shoots great better then some of my colts.

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    Marcus,
    Thanks for the info, I've added it to the data base. You have already helped by posting your info. Thanks.
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    Default First Generation CharterArms Undercover

    Quote Originally Posted by 32 Magnum View Post
    I am in the process of putting together a data base on "First Generation" Charter Arms revolvers. These will be ANY revolver with a barrel address (found on right side of all barrels) of either Bridgeport Connecticut (serial numbers less than 31,000?) or Stratford Connecticut (serial numbers less than 1,100,000?). If you or someone you know has one of these pieces, I would appreciate if you would share info concerning that piece. Thanks!
    Jim Hauff
    Contributing Editor, "The Blue Book of Gun Values" by S. Fjestad
    Jim:
    I have a Charter* undercover* with address on right side of Bridgeport, Conn..But, the
    serial number is #147---!!!! That's of course much larger than 31,000....I purchased
    weapon in 1963 or 64', as well as I can remember....Hope this helps with research...I am
    curious as to how well this weapon will handle Glaser Safety Slugs--as I sometimes will
    use as a back up will working the street... I'd appreciate your professional advice on a
    good ammo to use in this old baby!! Thanks!! Frog

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