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Old August 29, 2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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Identify these grips?

I think I will go with a Colt Diamondback instead of a Python, and I understand finding different grips (not crazy about the stock ones) is pretty difficult. Looking around on the net I find hardly anything for sale.

The pic I've attached has grips that intrigue me, but I can only find two pics of them on the whole net and both are from auction sites that only say the gun has "aftermarket grips." Which is obvious and not particularly helpful if I wanted to acquire some. Anyone know what they are and if they're still available anywhere?
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Old August 29, 2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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My initial thought was Fuzzy Farrant, and they do have the general look of Farrant's stocks, but googling and looking at pics appears to show that they all had finger grooves. I suppose finger grooves could be ground off?
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Old August 29, 2013, 11:53 AM   #3
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In my searching, Fuzzy Farrant seemed the closest match. The grooves could be ground off I guess, but the other pic of the grips was from a completely different diamondback and auction. The only two examples, both just happening to have someone who'd filed the grooves off would be a fantastic coincidence.
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Old August 30, 2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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They don't look like Farrant's work to me.

They have a factory look to them rather than hand done. They look like Sile's maybe.

What emblem is that?

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Old August 30, 2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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These appear to be a rather cheesy foreign made grip that has been sold heavily on Ebay and the gun auctions.
These have some sort of medallions, but often they turn out to only look like Colt medallions until you get a close look.

There are a number of grips available for the Diamondback.
After 1966 all Colt "D" frame revolvers like the Diamondback, Detective Special, Cobra, and Agent used the same "stubby" grip frame. All grips for these will interchange.

Among the grips available for the Diamondback are Hogue Mono-Grips in fancy wood, and with or without finger grooves:

http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?...ex&cPath=24_54

http://www.eaglegrips.com/guns/Det-S...k-D-frame.html

http://badgercustomgrips.com/product...-pistol-grips/

http://www.herrett-stocks.com/
You send them a tracing of your hand and they custom fit grips to you.

http://www.grips4guns.com/revolver/colt/detective.html

http://www.collinscraftgrips.com/col...t&D=Colt+Grips

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Old August 31, 2013, 02:02 AM   #6
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I guess when I said there weren't many grips for sale, I had meant of different styles. I can't stand wood grips with finger grooves that look like the whole thing was molded. With things like S&W I like the classic grips or rubber with or without grooves. For the Diamondback, in wood, there really seems to be little else besides the stock style grips and the Hogue-like finger groove style I know many people are fond of. Hence my interest in the grips in my picture, they seem unique even if they are foreign cheese.

Thank you for those links tho, most are the style I don't like but I'm really interested in the one pair of rosewood heritage in your Eaglegrips link. I think that will turn out to be what I buy. If there is anyone that can point me to the grips pictured in the future, I'll still be interested in those as well.
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Old August 31, 2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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Eagle Heritage grips are really nice. I have them on my M22, and they are both beautiful and functional.
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Old August 31, 2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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Herrett's Ropers are what I would put on a Diamondback. Classy and comfortable.
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Old September 1, 2013, 04:12 PM   #9
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Those sre Sile grips.
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