Smith and Wesson Model 40 Grips


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TimM
August 29, 2012, 10:42 PM
Earlier this week a I picked up a S&W Model 40-1, a lemon squeezer has been on my 'want list' for a lot of years. The gun itself is pristine but the grips are damaged. I originally thought my J Frame grips would fit but, as you probably already probably know, they don't and I am having trouble finding aftermarket grips for it. I would really like to have a pair of high horn simulated ivory grips (and use a Tyler grip) but I am not hung up on ivory. I just know that I don't want finger grooves.

I also don't feel comfortable modifying standard J Frame grips - I'm not that competent with tools.

Anybody know where I can find aftermarket grips for this little jewel? Any help would be appreciated.

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HKGuns
August 29, 2012, 11:45 PM
I love the grips produced by Altamont. I don't know if they make a set for your model though.

Altamont (http://www.altamontco.com/experimental/products/pistol/smith_and_wesson/)

Old Fuff
August 30, 2012, 12:08 AM
I'm not sure, but I believe S&W brought out a reproduction of the model 40 as part of their Classic Collection. If so they might have some stocks left.

Hint: You may not like the grip safety too much if you fire some hot .38 Special Barn-Burners :eek: through it.

TimM
August 30, 2012, 10:14 PM
96 views and two responses (thanks to the two who did respond) but were really unable to answer my question seeing as how I want aftermarket ivory grips and the one manufacturer mentioned doesn't make grips for the Model 40. I guess nobody has an answer for me.

Old Fuff
August 30, 2012, 10:20 PM
Check out Gunbroker.com and even EBay. Also because the original stocks were plain (not checkered) it wouldn't be too dificult to have a pair made, using the original ones for a pattern. If you have the money, ivory is not out of the question.

Anna's Dad
September 4, 2012, 07:21 PM
They ain't cheap, but these should fit and I have read several positive reviews about how much the improve the grip:
http://www.eaglegrips.com/guns/Secret-Service-Checkered-grips-for-SW-NEW-Model-40.html

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