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Old November 28, 2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Comparison picture - Charter Arms Pathfinder vs S&W Model 34

Sorry for the poor image quality,,,
I popped off a quick snapshot before leaving for work.

As you can see the Charter Arms Pathfinder,,,
Is almost exactly the same shape and size as a S&W Model 34.



A Tom Threepersons holster I made for the S&W,,,
Fits the Pathfinder like I made the pattern for it.

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Old November 28, 2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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Old Chinese proverb: "A jpg. is worth a thousand words."

Thank you for the photo.

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Old November 28, 2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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I've often thought about removing the barrel underlug on my 4" Pathfinder to make it a bit more svelte.


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Old November 28, 2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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Do I spy a pinned barrel on the Charter?
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Old November 29, 2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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Hello Crazy88Fingers,,,

Quote:
Do I spy a pinned barrel on the Charter?
Yes, the barrel is pinned.

Honestly I don't know if that is a good thing or not.

The cylinder chambers are recessed as well.

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Old November 29, 2012, 11:31 PM   #6
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oooh lookie there. both barrels seemed to be pinned, in the same spot to.. now howda that happen?
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Old November 30, 2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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...both barrels seemed to be pinned, in the same spot to.. now howda that happen?
Well, internet rumor and smokey gun shop lore says that the original Charter Arms pistols were "inspired by" the S&W J-frame.

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Old November 30, 2012, 10:06 PM   #8
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Nice! I like "twins" . . one for each hip! Thanks for the side by side photo - interesting!
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Old November 30, 2012, 10:29 PM   #9
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I heard that charter arms says do not open the side pannel in their revolvers, because springs fly out, and it should be sent to the factory for any work. Is this true?
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Old December 1, 2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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There are no removable side panels on a Charter Arms.
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Old December 1, 2012, 01:33 PM   #11
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No sideplate on these guns. But the cylinder latch should not be taken apart, as it requires three hands (or a trip to the factory) to get it back together. Ask me how I know.
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