Charter Arms Undercover .38 manual?

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    Charter Arms Undercover .38 manual?

    A local gunsmith told me that I recently purchased (I think a first generation) .38 special Charter Arms "Undercover." I can't seem to find any downloadable manual or breakdown of this pistol on their website. Does anyone here happen to have a parts breakdown or even better an actual manual for one of these you could share with me? Before I break this gun down to give it a good cleaning I would like to have some form of reference to get it back together.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    Charter is one that I couldn't find when I was digging around for manuals to make a list. The only thing I could find is sometimes people will post scanned copies here:
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    eschew obfuscation

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    CCW permit holder for Idaho, Utah, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Hampshire. I can carry in your country but not my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    I think that is it. That is a great start anyway...
    I wonder if Charter even made an owners manual for this pistol.
    Thanks for passing that along.
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    I'd contact them directly at Charter Firearms: Contact Charter Firearms.

    Every manufacturer that I know of will provide a manual free of charge, even if you're not the original owner. It's worth a try.
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    Contact Charter Arms directly. Give them the model and serial number of the gun and tell them you need the manual for it. I'm sure they have it available.

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    Looks like you type faster than I do GunnyBunny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Looks like you type faster than I do GunnyBunny.
    I've got Olympic fever. I'm doing everything faster these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Contact Charter Arms directly. Give them the model and serial number of the gun and tell them you need the manual for it. I'm sure they have it available.

    Customer Service
    For marketing and distribution
    MKS Supply
    8611 A North Dixie Dr.
    Dayton, OH 45414

    Phone: 866-769-4867
    Fax: 937-454-0503
    Email: sales@charterfirearms.com
    I was going to contact Charter Arms next. I want to find out the exact age of this .38 anyway. The gunsmith I spoke with at the range said he thought this is one of the first generation but we shall see.
    Thanks for your input everyone.
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    I also just picked up a Charter Arms Undercover from one of my wife's relatives that recently passed away. No one knew he even owned a gun, and after inspecting it closely, I'd say it has probably been fired only a few times.
    SN 184xxx with Charter Arms Corp Bridgeport, CONN on the right side of the barrell, which probably puts it around 1966-67 or so.
    I contacted Charter and they sent an exploded drawing of the gun (Form G-INM) with a Parts & Price List on the back of it. They also sent me a manual for a Charter 2000 Double Action Revolver, which includes the Undercover.
    I can scan them and post them if needed.

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    My first carry gun was an undercover. I bought it used in 1970, from a retired sheriff. It was his BUG.
    The gun shot every time. The sheriff had the trigger smoothed. He said the original was a bit rough.
    I would not hesitate to carry one again. Don't have the fit and finish of a Smith, but it goes bang when you pull the trigger

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