Webley Bulldog Clone DRESSE-LALOUX & Co
The design of the British Bull Dog revolver had been in existence since 1868, but Henry Webley registered the trademark in 1878. From that time to the present, the term has come to mean any short barrelled double-action revolver with a swing-out ejector rod and a short grip.121
Intended to be carried in a coat pocket, many have survived to the present day in good condition, having seen little actual usePl The design originated in 1868 for the Webley Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) model revolver and was manufactured as late as 1917_[41
A version made by Webley, but finished by Belfast-based gunmaker, Joseph Braddell, known as the Ulster Bull Dog, used a longer grip frame than the standard, making the revolver easier to control and shoot_l2l[SJ
Numerous copies and variants of this design (authorized and unauthorized) were made in Belfast, Belgium, Gennany, Spain, Pakistan, France and the United States during the late 19th century_[?] American copies were manufactured by the fims of Forehand & Wadsworth, Iver Johnson and Harrington & Richardson. Belgian and
American versions (aka: Frontier Bulldogs) were chambered for the .44 S&W American or .442 Webley cartridges.[51 The .44 Bull Dog was a popular American cartridge that was a shorter and less powerful cartridge that could also be fired from .442 Webley caliber revolvers. In 1973 Charter Arms introduced their Bulldog revolver. It is a five shot snub nose that is designed for concealed carry or a backup gun. It was named in honour of the original but does not share a design.
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