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What do I have? N frame?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by WestKentucky, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    53572888-55F5-4B04-86A0-59699887D348.jpeg 9B68ADCA-6F34-46BA-A7F2-788AB3F65208.jpeg Today at work I was given a set of “Smith and Wesson” grips which I believe to be accurate. I’m just not sure what exactly they are. In the photos they are next to my K frame grips, and are considerably larger. He said he bought them years ago at a flea market for about 10 bucks. I told the owner I would buy him lunch one day since he wouldn’t let me pay him his money back or more. I would be inclined to believe that these are for a N frame due to age and size, but I am also leery that they may actually be for a large frame Taurus. Top grips (without medallions) are the grips in question. The K frame grips are off of my model 10.

    Anybody got a better eye for this than I do?
     
  2. WestKentucky

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    Taurus medallions look too far to the edge. Anybody able to confirm?
     
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    Agree that you have a set of N frame Magnas without the medallions or washers, am not sure of the age but believe they were produced after the company stopped stamping the S/N of the revolver on the back of the right panel.
     
  4. ericuda

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    I have an original 80s? N frame 357 i can take photos tomorrow if u like.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    I'm pretty sure those are S&W factory N frame Magna grips, probably from the '70's/early '80s.

    This is a set of Magna Target grips from a Model 57 I had back in the late '70s. I sanded them down a bit and reconfigured them to fit my hand better. I believe the S&W medallions were offset slightly on the Target grips to allow for the speed loader cutout.

    ExBUFp4.jpg
     
  6. Jonesy814

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    No such thing as Magna target grips. They are either Magna grips or Target grips, 2 complete different critters. . What is pictured in your post is modified target grips. Grips in the original post appear to be N frame magnas, post 1968. Before 1968 there would have been a diamond around the screw hole
     
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