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Barney frame on older Charter Arms Undercover
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May 15, 2021 - 12:23 pm
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Recently inherited this Bridgeport era Charter Arms Undercover. It had been sitting in a dresser drawer for at least 35 years. Overall condition is very good, but I did install two cylinder shims to correct the cylinder dragging on the forcing cone. Sitting pretty now with a .005 cylinder/barrel gap, and less than .002 endshake. She's ready for the range now, and I expect it will shoot very well. Although the original grips were fit very nicely I decided to install the Charter Arms rubber grips for shooting purposes. It doesn't show very clearly in the photos, but the frame has quite the purplish hue. Kinda cool looking actually.IMG_0603.jpgImage Enlarger

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At the range today. These homemade targets are 5 circles 2 3/4” in diameter. I shoot them in a Z pattern at 7 yards. 1, .22 Rossi Plinker (a little wild) 2, settling in better 3, .38 Special Charter Arms (130 gr.), 4, 158 gr. 5, back to 130 gr.

 I would estimate the single action trigger pull on this old Charter to be around 8 lbs.; not easy to shoot well. The gun is however a much tighter fit gun than my newer Charter, yet the newer one has a much better (lighter) trigger.

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Thanks for the range report.  A good use of time, any day!

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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Just for fun I fired the Charter Arms at the range today with the original service grips. Ouch! What a knuckle buster. Five rounds and I was done. Put the rubber grips back on as soon as I got home.

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Recently purchased these new old stock target grips for the little guy. At the range earlier today it was actually pleasant to shoot, and much better looking than the rubber grippers.532B8254-DBC0-4E24-89C3-2562993251DF.jpegImage Enlarger

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I like your homemade targets, great idea.  I’m planning a range day for this Sunday, I’ll have to fire up my laser printer beforehand. 

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