Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Michael Tinker Pearce, Nov 20, 2018.
Forehand & Wadsworth
If thats a Bulldog then so is my SP-101. And my 431PD in 32 mag. And my 442 in 38 special. And my...
Okay, maybe we should define terms for "bulldog"?
I vote .40 cal or bigger? Double action? No longer than 3" barrel?
This way ratshooter can swap one of his puppies for a real dog...
Thats funny Black Spot. You made me laugh. And this thread had me looking a CA bulldogs on GB a couple of days ago. But I simply don't need another gun. Doesn't stop me from wanting though.
But even the OP listed a 32long as a "Bulldog". So when is a 32 Long considered a Bulldog round? And are we talking calibers or big chunky large bore guns with short barrels? Yep, we need some parameters for this club. Its up to M.Tinker Pierce to set them. He started it.
" Okay, maybe we should define terms for "bulldog"?
Historically the term "Bulldog" is based on the Webley "British Bulldog" marked short barreled large bore pocket revolvers a compact version of its Royal Irish Constabulary model. Webley even "trademarked the term; "Bulldog." Several firms in the US; Harrington & Richardson, Hopkins & Allen, Forehand & Wadsworth, Iver Johnson and others marketed revolvers using variations on the Bulldog name. These were all solid-frame, double action revolvers with short barrels that could be carried in one's pocket for defense, Calibers ranged from .32 center and rim fire, .38 center and rim fire, .41 rim fire, as well as .44 Webley and .450 Adams/ Colt. Some were made with folding triggers and spur triggers. I have not seen a "bulldog" marked revolver with a swing-out cylinder or break action, but with the millions of small revolvers made from 1870 to about 1930 some may exist.
I have no dog in this hunt, but sure do enjoy these posts w/ photos. Don't care for the little things myself, other than a historic and general interest. Please keep up the posts!
And, pretty thin line between snub nosed and Bulldog.
And, if I may interject my thoughts, seems .40 caliber might be a minimum, except for the .38/200 'dogs.
Mine is a Charter taken on trade. I haven't fired it at this point.
There ya go LAH. I had two of those on my watch list. I like the older look of the original CA Bulldog.
And I have decided that MTP is correct. My SP-101 doesn't belong in this club. These Bulldogs all seem to be short, fat guns that would really bulge a pocket.
On the other hand my SP-101 is a lean, mean fightin' machine. A one handed powerhouse.
It floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee
It packs a bigger punch than Muhammed Ali
Just having fun with you guys. Great thread MTP.
Ratshooter(you're a good sport!), Mr. Pierce has a 450 adams bulldog, just think of the other ones as kids. You know, when the "Dad" is a member and brings the kids?
LAH, nice revolver!
Lovin this thread!
Don't know if it were marked "Bulldog" or not, but I recall a .44 Iver Johnson revolver from around the turn of the century (1899 ~1900) that had a cylinder that pivoted outwards. It did not swing out in an arc, but pivoted horizontally outwards, pivoting on the front of the frame. The cylinder was then pushed down on the extractor to empty fired cases. Think it was chamber for the .44 Bulldog cartridge.
I have an old Charter Bull Dog that is special from all others, and because of its unique quality, it will likely go with me to the grave: the serial number is my name plus 1!
PS: No, not BOARHUNTER1, my other name...!
Tell some more about your custom Bulldog ... Im intrigued
Custom chop job. Barrel was cut to meet ejector rod, hammer bobbed, barrel is ported, and gun was bead blasted. Sights were moved to accommodate shorter barrel. Trigger slicked up. I bought a pair of wood grips to complete gun.
It’s fun to shoot with light cowboy loads. It’s more of a challenge with modern hps but still easier to shoot than +p .38s in my Smith 442.
I have looked hard at the new Charter Boomer .. It would make a fantasic jacket or coat pocket carry piece..
Always thought that boomer would be slick with slim wood grips and a tyler-t on it.
Charter Arms Bulldog 44.
My Bulldog CA.
I've just got one Bulldog...Charter Arms .44 spl
these probably don't qualify
1917 Colt .45 ACP
S&W .44 mag
Rossi 720 .44 spl
C and L, love those bulldogs! Especially the 1917!
Cocked & Locked you Da Man.
I really like that old Colt with the S&W rear sight.
If I had something like that MTP might let me join his club.
Aw shucks, Thanks Guys!
Tell us about that load that is pictured with your Charter ?
And that Colt is as sweet as honey!
Belgian Bulldog in .320CF, H&R Young America .32S&W.
250 grain solid base wadcutters from Matt's Bullets. http://www.mattsbullets.com
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