Bulldog .44 stocks...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Saturday, June 17, 2017, 20:07 (5 days ago)

Y'all might remember that I bought a fairly early Charter Arms Bulldog .44 from Mr. Godley. It came to him and then me with Pachmayr's product with which I was not too pleased as this particular set had a "separation" right behind the trigger that rides right over the middle finger and rubs me the wrong way. I found a set of original walnut but upon installation discovered a crack that widens as the screw is tightened. These haven't come apart yet though, even after 10 rounds fired. I like how these feel in the hand but the gun does move around a bit more than with the Pachmayr product.

So this evening I'm sitting here pondering what to do. As I understand it, the grip frames on these really haven't changed much over the years. One option would be to order a set of walnut stocks from Charter ($49.99+tax+shipping). Another would be to use a set of the larger Charter non-wood stocks. While of an adequate size, I'm not a fan of the "feel" of those. Perhaps a new set of Pachmayr's product is a choice.

As to the gun, the load I intend to use is the factory 200 gr. Gold Dot. I like that this gun is pretty much the same size as my 3" Colt Detective Special but a larger caliber. I haven't measured the two but I've been using the same holsters for both.

I know that others here have these revolvers, perhaps you'll share some of your experience...

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Sincerely,

Hobie

Bulldog .44 stocks...

by uncowboy, Sunday, June 18, 2017, 06:51 (5 days ago) @ Hobie

Mine has a set of Baramie grips with a Tyler T that I ground down. The Baramie grips have a lip for inside the pants or pocket carry. Ugly and hard plastic but they do what I need them to do.

I think Roy Yeager has a small pile of originals. They

by Rob Leahy ⌂ @, Prescott, Arizona, Sunday, June 18, 2017, 23:22 (4 days ago) @ Hobie

Have become my favorite stocks for my Bulldogs. I have tried the Pacs, the Siles, Factory Rubber, and the aforementioned Barami Hip Grip with and without a T grip.
If you like that load you will like the 50 round box identical load from Mike McNett's Double Tap Ammo.

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Thanks! Two things...

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Monday, June 19, 2017, 06:19 (4 days ago) @ Rob Leahy

I also shot the Blazer aluminum case. I THOUGHT that I remembered the brass cased and Blazer load had the same GD bullet but the latest we ordered into the shop (which sold out rather quickly) were not the same bullet, not exactly, the brass cased version having a smaller cavity. Am I mis-remembering, have they changed the bullet and we saw both iterations or is this a difference to expect?

The second is, Roy Yeager?

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Sincerely,

Hobie

Bulldog .44 stocks...

by Catoosa, Monday, June 19, 2017, 09:56 (4 days ago) @ Hobie

Hobie, If you like the walnut stocks and they don't have too much oil on or in them, try working some JB into the crack with a thin knife blade. That stuff will fix most anything.

I have not personally tried it, but I have heard Acraglas is good for fixing cracks as well.

Bulldog .44 stocks...

by Slow Hand ⌂ @, Indiana, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 18:46 (1 day, 12 hours, 28 min. ago) @ Catoosa

Accra glass is awesome for fixing broken wood!

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I have used AcraGlas but will probably do JB on these old

by Hobie ⌂ @, Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Thursday, June 22, 2017, 20:43 (10 hours, 31 minutes ago) @ Catoosa

stocks and then tung oil...

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Sincerely,

Hobie

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