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    Identifying wood grips

    How does one kow what is what? The only thing I can find on the inside of these grips I have is the date. They have the S&W emblem on the side, other than that not marks I can find.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake870 View Post
    Any ideas? Thanks.
    I tried squinting, but it didn't help.

    Maybe you could post better pictures?

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    squinting, I liked that one. Asked the wife to help me out with the pic's, tomm night going to post up several sets of grips if all goes well.

    Thanks

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    Lightbulb Trying to post a pic of my grips,

    Please help identify these grips, they are all approx the same size. Thanks much.

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/j...n/DSC02860.jpg


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    The lighter one (bottom right) looks ot be rosewood. The darker ones with the more pronounced grain look to be a cocobolo.

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    Can you tell what frame size? Thanks

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    the middle one top row looks like a 686/586 style (L-frame).. Look at my Avatar.

    But if you can take the picture in a direct plane it would help better..Taking the picture from an angle tends to distort some of the details..

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    I can't tell the frame size by the picture.

    They look to be either K/L frame or N frame.

    All but the bottom left are S&W factory square butt target grips. The top 3 are newer than the bottom 3. The bottom 3 have what is called a "football" cutout for the extractor, while the top 3 have a large recess for a speed loader. The top 3 are probably from the 80's or early 90's, while the bottom 3 are probably from the 70's. I don't know anything about the bottom left. That's about all I can tell you. There are some very knowledgeable people at The S&W Forum who could probably tell you more (and probably better).

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    thanks for the help, these are ending up on flea bay, just wanted to know how to describe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jake870 View Post
    these are ending up on flea bay, just wanted to know how to describe them.
    What you might want to do is show the inside of the grip next to a ruler. That way a bidder can see the measurements before he bids. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the help, I don't need the grips, hopefully someone wants them.

    Will do the ruler thing.

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    It may be the lighting, but they look alot lighter than the cocobola that I work. They may be Desert Ironwood.

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