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Need help identifying grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rdrancher, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. rdrancher

    rdrancher Member

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    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

    [​IMG]
    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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  2. JMACDONALD

    JMACDONALD Member

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    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.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    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.
     
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  4. rdrancher

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    Ah the wonders of the internet.

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

    Thank you very much!

    rd
     
  5. Jim Watson

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    That's "Franzite" and "Jay Scott" for literal minded computer searches.
     
  6. rdrancher

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    Thank you Jim.

    rd
     
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