Charter Arms Backpacker Special Edition Revolver

Lew Horton Distributing


( – Lew Horton Distributing announces its newest Special Edition revolver from Charter Arms – the Backpacker. Chambered in 44 Special, the new Backpacker is based on the tried and true Charter Arms Bulldog platform. It features a stainless steel frame and a 5 shot cylinder. The 2.5 inch barrel is ported. It has fixed sights with a sight groove in place of a rear sight. It’s fitted with a beautiful set of walnut grips. The barrel has a special “Backpacker” etching on the left side.

Charter Arms Backpacker
Charter Arms Backpacker

The Bulldog platform is well known for its reliability, and for the stopping power of the 44 Special cartridge. Not only is it well suited for rugged outdoor use, but it’s also well suited for a home defense role. The newest model to come from that lineage, the Backpacker, excels in both rolls.

Earlier this year, Horton’s first Special Edition collaboration with Charter Arms, the Custom Carry, sold through very quickly. It’s expected that this special run of 50 Backpackers will do the same. Call 800-446-7866 to be the first dealer in your area to offer the new Charter Arms Backpacker!


Founded in Framingham, MA, Lew Horton Distributing is a full line firearms distributor now located in Westboro, MA. Horton’s pioneered the Special Edition handgun market beginning in the early 1980’s. The Lew Horton Distributing section of the Bluebook of Gun Values lists well over 200 Special Editions from manufacturers and importers such as Colt, Charter Arms, European American Armory, H&R, Kahr Arms, Kel Tec, Mossberg, PARA, Remington, SIG, Taurus, Walther and many others.

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