The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Black Powder and Cowboy Action Shooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 29, 2011, 07:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: May 22, 2008
Posts: 223
Army grips on a colt navy??

Could a person put army size grips on a colt navy 1851? I've always preferred the look of the navy revolver, but I hate the small grips.

Are the grip frames of the army and navy identical where you could put army size grips on a navy frame?

chaz12 is offline  
Old March 29, 2011, 07:05 PM   #2
Junior member
Join Date: November 9, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 260

It will work perfectly. They both have the same size frame. The grip frame and wooden grip will definitely fit on a Navy.
junkman_01 is offline  
Old March 29, 2011, 08:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: November 18, 2010
Location: Orygun
Posts: 720
Junkman is mostly right: BUT, you need to have the same MANUFACTURER for the two grip styles & frame. e.g. an ASM '60 Army grip won't go onto a '51 Navy Pietta frame. However I have a gun that I swapped off the Pietta navy grips and traded a fellow for army grips and all is well. Original Colts could be ordered with either style grips from the factory so you are not alone in wanting the right grip on the right gun.
With over 15 perCUSSIN' revolvers, I've been called the Imelda Marcos of cap & ball.
SASS#3302 (Life), SASS Regulator, NRA (Life), DGB#129
Wolverton Mtn. Peacekeepers (WA), former Orygun Cowboy (Ranger, Posse from Hell)

Last edited by Hellgate; March 29, 2011 at 11:12 PM.
Hellgate is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04655 seconds with 9 queries