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Old December 27, 2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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CA .38 Off Duty

My wife got this from her mom. Best we can figure, it was bought around 1985(new?). Looks to be in good shape, seems tight, other than that, no info. From search, probably worth $200/250? Can anyone tell the manufactured date by serial#? Thanx, Kel

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Old December 27, 2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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Looks like a Charter Arms 38

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Old December 27, 2012, 11:33 PM   #3
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I wonder what makes that gun an "Off Duty" vs. an Undercover. The new ones have a different configuration than the Undercover, but that one does not. I do see the name on the barrel, though. Is it a lightweight frame? Does it hold 5 or six rounds?

It will sell for about 200 bucks. I've bought two used Undercovers recently each for that amount at gun stores.

Someone has a good list of serial numbers/manufacture dates for Charters, but I couldn't locate it. Mid 80s seems about right for that serial number.
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Old December 29, 2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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The date doesn't matter, that one was made in Stratford. It's one of the good ones.
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Old December 29, 2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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If you call CA with the SN, they will tell you exactly when it was made.

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