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Old February 17, 2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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S&W Model 10 Grips

Hello, I aquired a S&W model 10 today. Does anyone know if they make slimmer grips for this gun? I have some slim line grips on my 1911 and they fit my smaller hands great. I searched on google but didn't find much.

Thanks very much.
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Old February 17, 2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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what stocks(the smith term for their grips) are on it now?
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Old February 17, 2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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I'm sure the grips on it now are the stock grips... They are wooden square butt and have the S&W logo on the top of each side. Thanks
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Old February 18, 2011, 12:20 AM   #4
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Like this?




Or this?





The top grips are factory service grips, and the slimmest I know of.
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Old February 18, 2011, 01:24 AM   #5
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An old set of K frame "Victory" model grips would offer a slightly slimmer hold for you, and, if you wanted to, you could carefully file/sand them down so thery were even slimmer.
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Old February 18, 2011, 07:59 AM   #6
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Get a set of service grips, they are really cheap on evil bay. Sand them down to fit your paws.
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Old February 18, 2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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Get a set of service grips, they are really cheap on evil bay. Sand them down to fit your paws.
The above, good advice. I have also seen the base of the butt (Stock) with metal removed, you can then use a round butt set of grips, cuts down on bulk.

Speak to S&W on this.

I presume this is an older model 10? Replace the cylinder release with a modern one, or take the lower part down (file off? a machine shop could do this for you) much easier speed loader insertion on a reload.

This is a very reliable Revolver.
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Old February 18, 2011, 10:35 AM   #8
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A picture would be helpful as the M10 (formerly known as the M&P) has been manufactured continuously for over 100 years and has had many different types of stocks installed from the factory in that time. The three main types of wood grips that S&W has used over the years are the plain service stocks (very rarely seen anymore), the magna stocks (the type shown in Crazy88Finger's first picture), finger-groove combat stocks, and target stocks (the type shown in Crazy88Finger's second picture).

The plain service stocks will be the smallest and I believe you can get reproduction ones from Altamont. Also, you will need to know if your revolver has the square or round-butt gripframe as the M10 has been made both ways.
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Old February 18, 2011, 11:37 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the info guys! My grips are just like the ones in the first/top picture square butt. I tried filing the grips I have now but I'm having trouble getting them to sit level around the round S&W logo.

So the service grips would be a little slimmer? I'm at work now so can't do much searching...

Thanks again!
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Old February 18, 2011, 12:30 PM   #10
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Numrich has service-style stocks for the S&W Victory Model (the WWII version of the M10). They have both smooth walnut square-butt and checkered round-butt grips in stock.

http://www.e-gunparts.com
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Old February 18, 2011, 09:40 PM   #11
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Sent Altamont an email specifically asking for the service grips and grips that are slimmer. They replied that they make grips for "the frame only" not sure what that means but no mention of slimmer grips... The search continues.. Thanks for the info.
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