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      New to forum. Help identifying handmade grips?

      Hello! I have some grips that my grandfather made for a gun he owned. However, when he passed away things were randomly distributed to family and I was not present for this. If anyone could help me identify what type of gun these grips belong to I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to collecting handguns (Just turned 21 in June 2011) but I would like to possibly install these grips on a gun someday since my grandfather made them. Firearms have a certain soul to them.. when I carry one that my grandfather or great grandfather owned I truly feel that they are there with me.. anyway I'm thinking that they look like a k frame Smith & Wesson?? Thank you and I look forward to participating in this forum.


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      Welcome from the great state of shooting s**t alabama

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      They almost look like grips for a ruger blackhawk

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      Quote Originally Posted by zembrey View Post
      Hello! I have some grips that my grandfather made for a gun he owned. However, when he passed away things were randomly distributed to family and I was not present for this. If anyone could help me identify what type of gun these grips belong to I would greatly appreciate it. I am new to collecting handguns (Just turned 21 in June 2011) but I would like to possibly install these grips on a gun someday since my grandfather made them. Firearms have a certain soul to them.. when I carry one that my grandfather or great grandfather owned I truly feel that they are there with me.. anyway I'm thinking that they look like a k frame Smith & Wesson?? Thank you and I look forward to participating in this forum.


      Grips :: GrandpaGrips.jpg picture by zembrey - Photobucket
      They do look like they might fit a K-frame square-butt revolver, but the only way to know for sure is to install (or try to install) them on a weapon. I can tell you this: if they fit a K-frame, there should be a half-round cut near the top of each grip (to center and secure it on the upper portion of the grip frame), and a small (about one-eighth inch?) blind hole (not the mounting screw hole) on each grip near the center of the bottom edge (for a roll pin that sticks out on both side of the frame, used to "locate" the bottom of the grip correctly).

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      looks like they might fit an older iverjohnson

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      We need to see the inside surfaces, where the grips meet the gun, too.

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