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Thumbs up to Charter Arms

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by farmer pliers, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. farmer pliers

    farmer pliers Member

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    I'm a used to be farmer. When I was farming I had pickups that I did chores with and went to the field with. Than I had nicer ones that I drove when I went to town, sort of like blue jeans. With that same frame of mind I have nice revolvers and I bought a Charter arms 6 round 38 special [police undercover] as one of my C/C options knowing that the finish will be banged up and the such. Long story short One of my sons was shooting it and it had a puff fire. Sure enough their was a round in the barrel. So after unsuccessfully trying to re move the Gold Jacket bullet buy pulling it or even pushing it back in, I grabbed my drill bits and that is where my ole eyes aren't as good as they used to be. My thought was to drill the core out, implode the bronze jacket like I would and have many times for a fitting. Problem is I grabbed a 27/64 and not a 21/64. Yes I damaged the rifling. I sent the revolver to Charter arms, telling them I messed it up and told them I would pay to have them repair it as it was no fault of their product only the fault of their customer. That was two weeks ago, and today the revolver came back to me rebuilt with a new barrel and a new crane. No charge. They are not the shiniest but with service like that they have my respect.
     
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    That is great I have an Undercover that get taken pert near every where.
     
  3. InkEd

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    Them and Hi-Point. Two American companies that basically make NIB beater pistol but have customer service and warranties that is top notch.
     
  4. lowercase

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    Glad to hear that they took care of you. I've been wanting one of those Police Undercovers.

    Anyway, I like Charter just fine. I have 6 of them. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I used to have two of the old one, both 5 shot Undercovers. One had a three inch barrel, and a four digit S/N and had never been fired. I sold them both off not too long ago, but they were good, solid, well made guns.

    A few days ago, as I was filling out the paperwork for a shotgun at the LGS, my wife spotted a "Lavender Lady" in the display case. Nothing do but she has to have it. It matched her dress. :D We put it on layaway, so I guess we'll be back in the Charter Arms family soon.
     
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    The day I was sworn in as a LEO in 1987, I bought an Undercover .38 for off-duty/backup carry. It rode duty with me for about three years until I went to an agency that maintained a list of specific "approved" guns, and the Charter wasn't on it.

    That gun has always been a solid perfomer and, with its then-optional anodized-aluminum barrel/ejector shroud, quite handsome to me in appearance. I still keep it loaded, and put it on every now and then.

    I didn't know my dad back then, but re-connected with him in around 2000. I later learned he had worked as a deputy in Colorado back in the eighties, and also selected an Undercover .38 for the same roles. By 2000, it had been relegated to "Jeep duty", and was one of only two guns he was then down to.

    It became mine upon his death in 2010. Its serial number (five digits) dates it from 1966. I haven't shot it that much, but it's still very snugly-fit together.
     
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    That's a great short story there Med. Kind of hits home. :)
     
  8. snooperman

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    I am also an old farmer and at 72 have several older Charter arms revolvers. I like them too and especially their customer service, which is the best. I have always found them to be especially courtious and helpful. Thanks for sharing that story. Snoop
     
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