New S&W 17-9 - round or square butt?


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vanfunk
September 20, 2010, 05:30 PM
Hello All:

While my S&W 17-9 is back at the factory for warranty work (peening on the cylinder stop notches), I thought I'd look around for some nice grips for the plinker. I found myself wondering whether the revolver is square butt or round butt; aren't all new-production S&W's round butt? Somehow I recall these reintroductions having square butts, though. As I don't have the revolver in hand, I need a little help. Anybody know for sure whether my gun is sqaure or round? Also, I think I might want a pair of stags - where's the best place to get 'em these days?

Thanks!

vanfunk

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The Lone Haranguer
September 20, 2010, 08:15 PM
It is almost certainly a round butt. Take the grips off (often, they will put SB grips on a RB revolver) and see which grip frame profile it has.
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vanfunk
September 20, 2010, 08:19 PM
Take the grips off

I would, but that right there is my problem. The revolver is away at S&W for warranty work. I think you're right, though - aren't all new S&W revolvers round butt?

Thanks,

vanfunk

DickM
September 20, 2010, 10:16 PM
Pretty sure that everything is round butt these days, but a quick call to S&W would answer the question for sure.

JohnBT
September 21, 2010, 08:48 AM
I just went to the S&W site and looked at the pics. Looks like a square butt. One of the pics is marked 360 and allows you to rotate it. The exposed metal backstrap goes all the way to the bottom.

Click on the pic marked with the 360.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766189_-1_757779_757751_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

CraigC
September 21, 2010, 10:10 AM
You have to be watchful these days because there are indeed some square butts coming out of the factory. Both versions of both "Classic" rimfire models (17 & 18) are square butts. As are several other models.

vanfunk
September 21, 2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks Gents,

It does appear that my 17-9 is indeed square butt! Now, on to the next question - where is the best place to get a nice pair of k frame, square butt stag grips?

Thanks!

vanfunk

Iggy
September 22, 2010, 08:35 AM
Contact Patrick Grashorn Grashorn Grips for the best around.

http://www.grashornsgunworks.com/id3.html

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