Charter Arms has been back in business for a while. They have been making new versions of their classic .44 Bulldog and a variety of other models of revolver as well, including a single-action .22 mini-revolver.
Most models are stainless (some versions are available as blued), but they now make some aluminum-framed guns and some DAO models. All have rubber grips and underlug barrels. They also offer a wide assortment of special finishes for their guns (“The Pink Lady”, “Goldfinder”, etc.). To be honest, some of the finishes are a bit over-the-top in my opinion. But variety is the spice of life.
The iconic Bulldog was a blued-steel 3-inch .44 Special with a tapered barrel without an underlug, exposed hammer and wood grips.
Rumor has it that Charter is making a run of new Bulldogs in the classic configuration with a 3″ tapered barrel, deep blued finish, and wood grips. No word on the presence of an underlug. This special run might be offered through a single dealer.
Color me interested!