Second Hand Grips worth anything?

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  1. H&R Glock

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    Both my S&W's were purchased second hand. The 29 came with Pachmayr Grips and I was given the original factory wood stocks. The same goes for the 629.
    If I ever sell these Smiths, I'm sure the new owner would want to original grips to go with the gun.
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    QUESTION: right now, are the original hand spraining wood handles worth anything or should I entertain selling them to obtain a better beer supply?
    Right now I'd like to sell the ports on the end of the barrel as I'm told ports are not desirable.
     
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  2. George P

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    Are you sure those are the actual original stocks? I haven't seen ones like that from the factory unless it was aftermarket.
     
  3. Browning

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    Actually I think that the Hogue rubber grips are the original ones.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    If I was buying the gun I would want the wooden S&W Combat grips with it.
     

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    Recently I traded a Ruger LCR .38 Special. The dealer asked about the stocks that I was using which were aftermarket. He said he could allow more for the revolver if I had the original stocks. Luckily I did have the originals so it pays to hold onto original equipment.
     
  6. H&R Glock

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    George the grips shown in the picture are the ones that were installed on the factory 629 pistol. My Smith 29 8 3/8 had the more conventional grips installed. I have them also.
    Funny but someone like me would have bought the rubber grips anyway as shooting these beasts is torture with factory stocks. Go figure! I guess I'm a glutton for financial punishment. That would make a seller, like I have been in the past, a likely candidate for a quick sell? hehehe :)
    Right now it looks like my wife is going to enjoy a gun auction when I kick off. I'm toying with minimizing her profits... :)
     
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    The wood grips that came on my NIB 3" 629 that I bought in the late '80s look similar to those, other than being for a round butt frame.

    Unnnnnnn-comfortable ... for me.
     
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  8. Sovblocgunfan

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    If you look at the S&W forum classifieds at some of the combat grips they have for sale, you’ll see they are worth something. What that amount should be is up to you.
     
  9. Bandit67

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    Have you looked on Ebay? Those Combat grips are worth a very nice supply of beer.
     
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    Always keep everything that originally came with the gun. That includes the box and any paperwork. Eventually, every worthwhile gun becomes a collectible, and collectors highly value these things. Having the original box could add hundreds of dollars to the value of the gun.
     
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  11. bannockburn

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    total recoil

    Sell the grips if you don't want them but don't sell the guns they go with!
     
  12. lightman

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    I keep all of the original grips along with the boxes and papers on any pistol that I buy. It helps sell them and often adds value.
     
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    I think the resale value would be more less on the gun itself however the originals with grips and boxes do mean something to some people.

    If your purchasing an older gun that’s valued then you probably will not get a box, it would be dry rotted by now.
    Just got a Colt Python from an individual that tried to pass off a plastic box for a 1970’s gun. Told him to keep the plastic box he was adding $200 to the gun for.

    So can you trust people that the box they give you are the original? Obviously not if it’s not from the factory.

    If you have no intention of selling the gun for profit then I’d get rid of the grips.

    I’d buy ammo not beer, beer is what you get other people to buy.
     
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  14. H&R Glock

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    I saw the $300 grips on Ebay and figured the guy selling those wouldn't last long if he had to hold his breath waiting for the payoff. On the other hand $30-$40 originals are for sale too.
    Thanks for the advice. Will hold onto all of this stuff.
     
  15. Salmoneye

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    My 686-3 came with the same combat grips, and no...They are not for sale...

    I have seen them sell on the Bay anywhere from $175 to $400 depending on grain, color, and round or square butt...

    I believe that the wood is Cocobolo...


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    My 686+ and 629 Classics (full lug) all came with the rubber Hogues with the S&W medallions.

    My eyes LOVE the look of the cocobolo combat grips... but like the others posted, my hands don’t.

    Stay safe!
     
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