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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by vanfunk, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. vanfunk

    vanfunk Well-Known Member

    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?


  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

  3. vanfunk

    vanfunk Well-Known Member

    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?


  4. DickM

    DickM Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that everything is round butt these days, but a quick call to S&W would answer the question for sure.
  5. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

  6. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. vanfunk

    vanfunk Well-Known Member

    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?


  8. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

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