Charter Arms Undercover .38spl "Airweight'


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zingo
November 11, 2006, 10:19 AM
Can anyone tell me if Charter Arms ever manufactured an "Airweight" version of its .38spl Undercover revolver in the pre-Charco days (i.e. 1980s-early 90s). I saw a sale listing for an Airweight with a 2 inch barrel recently, but was unable to confirm that Charter ever produced this model.

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Jim March
November 11, 2006, 11:27 AM
I have a late '70s Charter Arms Undercover 38 that is "somewhat light", around 17oz. The barrel shroud and grip frame are aluminum, the frame and cylinder are steel. This shaves a couple of ounces off of a period comparable S&W...

Confederate
November 11, 2006, 11:51 AM
I would doubt that they did. The Charter Arms Undercover already was so light that there wouldn't be any practical reason to lighten it further. I had a number of them and generally found that in shooting they would frequently bind and just stop. In short, they were not sturdy revolvers nor were they well crafted.

Eventually I went to Rossi M88 revolvers. Maybe an ounce or two heavier, they shot without incidence.

magsnubby
November 13, 2006, 12:29 AM
As far as i can remember, Charter Arms never made an "Airweight" Undercover.

Moonclip
November 13, 2006, 12:54 AM
Charter Arms revolvers were always all steel frame but were at 16oz or so which is light for steel IIRC

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