Frontier Bulldog

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Webley RIC upon which the Frontier Bulldog is based

The Frontier Bulldog was a Belgian revolver from the period known as the Belle Époque. It took its name from the British Bull Dog revolvers.

Description[edit]

The revolver was a copy of the Webley RIC, chambered for the British .442 Webley and .450 Revolver cartridges and American .44-40 W.C.F. It had a closed frame.

It included a cartridge ejector and a loading port on the right side of the body. It functioned in double action. The sights were fixed, and the barrel was generally rounded and sometimes had a flat top. The grips were checkered wood, embossed/molded hard rubber, or other materials, and a lanyard ring was sometimes fitted to the butt.

It was produced by the firm J.B. Rongé & Sons of Liege, and primarily sold to the United States through the mail-order Sears-Roebuck catalog and Montgomery Ward. The base price was US$3.80, compared to $12 for a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action in the same calibre.

Data[edit]

  • Length: 250–270 mm long,
  • Weight: 910–990 g.
  • Barrel length: 120–140 mm.
  • Cylinder: 6 rounds.

References[edit]

  • B. Meyer, L'âge d'or des armes à feu à travers les vieux catalogues, Éditions du Portail, 1994.
  • G. Lecoeur et M. Léger, R.I.C. et Bull Dog : Et leurs dérivés, Crépin-Leblond, 2008.
  • J.R. Clergeau, Les armes de nos grands-pères (1865-1927). Merveilles des vieux catalogues, Argout-Éditions, 1977.