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Colt Grips!! What do I have here??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Jeffrey K Scudder, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. Jeffrey K Scudder

    Jeffrey K Scudder Member

    May 21, 2006
    Ok I give up.
    I bought a set of older colt grips with gold medallions.They are in very good condition.
    You can tell the medallions are origional and have been in there forever even though they are in very good condition.
    The grips fit an I frame. The right grip goes straight up and fades in to the gun frame just like an older python grip.
    The left grip is swept out at the top just like an old python grip.
    What's throwing me off is, these grips are very light in color, have a very mild sheen, almost between flat and satin in finish, but these grips are smooth.
    Non-checkered. I know what they aren't, but I don't know for sure what they are originally from.They appear to be an old non-checkered python grip.But I have never seen or heard of Colt making non-checkered with medallions, only non-checkered without medallions like on the 1776-1976 Bicentennial set.
    I can't find anything about them in my colt books, written or in a picture.
    Anybody know what I have here.


    GUNKWAZY Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    A picture is worth a thousand words.
    Can you show us one ?

    Thanks, Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
  3. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    There's a lot of Colt grips floating around that have had the checkering sanded off.
    This was to either to give a smoother grip, or to remove badly worn checkering when the owner wasn't able to re-do the checkering.

    When the grips are sanded down the dark stain is removed, and you get light grips.

    Here's a pair of factory original Second Type Colt Target grips:

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