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Talk:Charter Arms Undercover

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Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special
Newer-model Charter Arms Undercover w/ spurred hammer - .38 Special
Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special
Early Model (1970's) Blued Charter Arms Undercover with 2" barrel - .38 Special
Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special. This is the actual revolver used by Arthur Bremer in an attempt to assassinate 1972 Democratic Presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15, 1972. This weapon has been put up for auction by Rock Island Auction Company.
Charter Arms Undercover - .38 Special. This is the actual revolver used by Mark David Chapman to assassinate John Lennon on December 8, 1980.
Charter Arms Undercover Lite Model #53870 - .38 Special
Charter Arms Pink Lady with 4" barrel - .38 Special


Between Arthur Bremer, Mark David Chapman and the Son of Sam, Charter Arms certainly found quite a following amongst nutjobs. --Funkychinaman (talk) 18:56, 31 December 2014 (EST)

Wasn't there another infamous assassin/would-be assassin that used a CA revolver? Well in any event, that is a sad coincidence, but a pretty apt one as well, I agree with ya. Though I've found that it seems plenty of nuts use revolvers (when they aren't using 'assault weapons', anyway), which peeves me slightly being a revolver guy. But generally, they always work and were the dominant handgun type for the better part of more than a century so I guess it makes sense. Though for so many to use a particular brand and even gun like that, like I said, sad. Whatever, though - At the end of the day we of course all know that even while it may facilitate such action, a firearm, regardless of type, brand, or particular model, ultimately has very little if anything to do with a nutjob murderer being a nutjob murderer. StanTheMan (talk) 22:30, 31 December 2014 (EST)
I think the fact that they all used revolvers had more to do with the time period. John Hinckley used a revolver as well. I was reading about Arthur Bremer earlier, and apparently he had a Browning HP as well, so it's a bit odd he went with the CA. Maybe more concealable? --Funkychinaman (talk) 02:00, 1 January 2015 (EST)
This is true, they were quite common both new and old for a long time - As I said, the dominant handgun type for more than a century. Plus small snubs like these are indeed some of the most concealable guns out there - Small and light to carry and quick and easy to clear out and get to business - I agree that's probably why it was probably taken instead of the HP. Why carry a large not-as-easily-concealable hi-cap semiauto when 5 or 6 (or less) rounds from a smaller and more easily hid gun will do the job (as sadly evidenced)? Also, revolvers have the benefit of automatic policing of brass, which would be a consideration in that regard (though I doubt it was one in any of these instances). Bah, just some thoughts, really not trying to get into a talk about ideal weapons for assassination here.. So back to my original point - Again, shame for any particular gun/brand to get that kind of following/rep, but this is hardly the only such instance of course. StanTheMan (talk) 00:58, 16 January 2015 (EST)

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