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charter arms snubie

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by fbks ak, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. fbks ak

    fbks ak Member

    I have a charter arms off duty 2inch blued
    1100xxx' Can anyone tell me the date of birth
    and if this is one of the good ones or bad ones?
    It seems to shoot okat 10 yards but is not one of
    the smoothest revolvers I own. By the way this
    is a 38 special. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Well-Known Member

    I don't know offhand its "born on" date, but the general rule is that, if it's a "Charter Arms" gun, and not one labeled as one of the other names the company has gone by (during some ownership changes), which are "Charco" and "Charter 2000", then it's of one of the better generations. It should be labeled as either "Bridgeport, CT" or "Stratford, CT".

    These aren't Smith and Wessons; they were manufactured to be lighter and more affordable than the higher-priced competitors of the era in which they were introduced, namely, the S&W and Colt products.

    The company's original owners are back at the helm, and are reportedly doing a good job bringing the product back into good graces.

    GWARGHOUL Well-Known Member

    Ya think?
  4. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Well-Known Member

    Here's a contact page for you. If you call Charter Arms with the serial number, they'll tell you exactly when it was made.
    http://www.charterfirearms.com/contact us/contact_Charter_Firearms.asp
    If the right side of the barrel says Bridgeport or Stratford, you're doing OK.
    If it's a Charco or Charter 2000 gun, you may want to consider trading it in.
  5. fbks ak

    fbks ak Member

    off duty snubie

    Thanks guys this one is from stratford Conn. Fits good
    in pocket as a back up to my speed six
    that I love 2 3/4 357 blued. Great old revolver. Tom

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