I agree that the grips should be compared.
But from what I understand the 1851 and 1860 grip frames are interchangeable between guns from the same manufacturer.
Since they can be swapped, then a person can have the best of both worlds if they don't mind paying the price to have both their favorite grip and Colt model.
Maybe there are some folks out there looking to buy another grip frame or are willing to trade.
Last edited by arcticap; November 5, 2012 at 01:19 PM.