Lew Horton Distributing announced a special edition revolver from Charter Arms. Called the Backpacker, the new wheelgun is a Bulldog with a stainless steel frame and 2.5″ ported barrel. The grips are smooth walnut and “Backpacker” is etched on the left side of the barrel. This edition is limited to only 50 units.
As with standard Bulldog revolvers, this one is chambered in .44 Special. Five rounds are carried in the cylinder. A fixed front sight aligns in the rear notch for aiming. Standard Bulldog revolvers can be had with either a 2.5″ (unported) or 4″ barrel. Charter Arms also makes a Classic Bulldog with a 3″ barrel that is modeled on the company’s original .44 Special revolver.