Need help identifying grips


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rdrancher
August 26, 2007, 11:04 PM
I'm a new convert to the world of revolvers but not new to the addiction of grips (or stocks, whichever you prefer) that interest me. I picked up these two sets recently and could use a little help identifying them.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62969&d=1188183070

The imitation stag set is plastic. They were purchased online and sold as 1960's j-frame round to square butt conversion grips. As you can see, the 642-1 grip frame is larger than the grips.

The following is what I can make out from the inside of the grip. A (?) denotes what I can't read:

SPORT (?) INC.
CHICAGO
273
SW
CH
CV

http://http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62970&stc=1&d=1188183095
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62971&stc=1&d=1188183122
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62972&d=1188183141


The wood-based set is laminated to imitation black/gray pearl. The grips were purchased at a gun show. The seller did not know what they fit. I guessed that since they were marked 'M&P' that they were for an S&W. The '38' marking is smudged and may read '35'? This area is unreadable on the other grip. Sorry that I didn't include more pics of this grip. I ran out of light.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62973&stc=1&d=1188183602

Stamped on the bottom is:
15A MAGNA STYLE
38 M&P ROUND BUTT

Since I like both of these and will probably eventually purchase guns to match, any help will be appreciated.

Thanks

rd

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JMACDONALD
August 27, 2007, 02:19 AM
Stag look alikes look like Fitz grips for a short frame Colt Detective Special. Wood look like they are for a S&W round butt K frame.

Old Fuff
August 27, 2007, 08:44 AM
The plastic "stag" grips were made under the name Fransite (spelling is questionable) and marketed by Sports, Inc. They were very popular during a period running from just before WW2 through the 1950's. The pair you have is intended to be used on a square-butt J-frame, and not convert the round-butt to square. If this is your intention, (www.cdnnsports.com) has checkered walnut stocks that will do this.

The other stocks were made by a company named J Scott (again spelling is questionable) that at one time was a division of Colt. They apparently fit a S&W K-frame revolver with a round butt.

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I need to correct myself. The stag-style grips will indeed convert the round-butt to square, but something is wrong with the fit. I suspect the hole in the bottom of the grips is misaligned with the pin in the frame. You may have to enlarge that hole on each side.

rdrancher
August 27, 2007, 12:21 PM
Ah the wonders of the internet.

Looks like I need to do a bit of shopping. ;)

Thank you very much!

rd

Jim Watson
August 27, 2007, 12:26 PM
That's "Franzite" and "Jay Scott" for literal minded computer searches.

rdrancher
August 27, 2007, 12:28 PM
Thank you Jim.

rd

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