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Old May 26, 2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Which type?

The First Type fully checkered target grips had a dull oil finish.

The Second Type had a semi-gloss varnish type finish.
All later Colt Target grips had a semi-gloss surface finish.

The First Type fully checkered Colt Target grip. Dull oil finish:

Second Type Colt Target grip. A semi-gloss surface finish:

Third Type Target grip. Semi-gloss.

Colt Target grips were American Walnut.
The actual Colt finish was a reddish stain mixed with a semi-gloss finish.
The closest I've found to factory is Minwax Polyshades Olde Maple.
Usually three coats will match a factory finish.
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