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Old November 8, 2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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New Trail Gun



Been wanting a classic Bulldog .44 for awhile. Walked into the local pawn shop today and got this and a box of Hornady XTP HP ammo for $325 out the door. Also ordered a set of wood grips from Ebay for $25.
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Old November 8, 2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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That is HUGE.
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Old November 8, 2018, 05:21 PM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old November 8, 2018, 09:15 PM   #4
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Very nice! I would love to pick one of these up. But on my 42" monitor this looks like a 4.4 special haha.
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Old November 8, 2018, 09:18 PM   #5
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Nice but boy, that sure is a huge picture! Hopefully the gun isn't that big . Never fit that in a pocket!
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Old November 8, 2018, 11:08 PM   #6
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Great looking revolver!!!
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Old November 9, 2018, 07:30 AM   #7
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Old November 9, 2018, 07:46 AM   #8
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Me likey!!
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Old November 9, 2018, 08:56 AM   #9
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That is nice . Should fit the role of trail gun well.
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Old November 11, 2018, 05:33 AM   #10
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Bulldoy

I had a very early classic Bulldog from the 70's/80's and used it mostly exactly as you describe, a trail gun. I had two or three holsters for it, some loaders, and both the factory wood and a square but Pachmyer Premier rubber. It shot precisely to point of aim with its fixed sights and a reload with a 250 gr Keith bullet. Carried it a SD gun too, with Federal 200 gr LSWC hollow points.

Really enjoyed that gun, shot it frequently, and found it about the perfect size. But eventually, with my 250 gr reloads, I shot the gun out of time. I've thought more than once about obtaining another.

If you plan to shoot yours much, I'd suggest as light a load as you can stand for practice and plinking.
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Old November 11, 2018, 06:06 AM   #11
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That’s a very sweet setup, especially w that bobbed hammer
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Old November 12, 2018, 09:05 PM   #12
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I don't know why one would want a bobbed hammer on a trail gun........................unless it was for bobcats!
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Old Yesterday, 06:56 AM   #13
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You can still cock the bobbed hammer. It has serrations on the top surface.
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Old Yesterday, 07:20 AM   #14
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Nice! I have a 44 version with a shrouded hammer that I carry sometimes, and a 45acp with a regular hammer that I bought recently just because. I've had the 44 for five years or so, and it works just fine, but I don't shoot it a whole lot and I use light loads when I do. It's a nice coat pocket carry piece for the cold weather we're starting to get around here.
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Old Yesterday, 12:04 PM   #15
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That's the very gun that saved the .44 special from obscurity. Charter sold a crapload of them.

Congrats on a great find.
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