Thanks drail for your comments.
I wasn't sure if the .0025-.003" endshake of my stainless Bulldog was acceptable or not. It doesnt feel like 'a lot', but is more than on my other newer revolvers. (And I admit to 'babying' my guns. I don't run them up to their limits. If I'm gonna shoot something hotter/heavier, I go with one of the Rugers or a 44 Mag or 454).
Regards, - - Rob