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Old February 25, 2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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"old" S&W grips question... any help ???

just got a new 32 S&W "lemon squeezer" it's in pretty good shape cosmeticly
( bore is pretty pitted ) but this fits nicely into my collection... this has MOP grips, but they are not from the gun, & while in pretty good shape, don't fit very well ( are quite a bit smaller than the grip frame all the way around )

does anyone know if the grips from all the smaller framed top breaks ( like the 32 S&W's ) are the same, or do the lemon squeezer models have a slightly different grip frame size / shape when they incorporated the grip safety
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Old February 25, 2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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It could very well be that the grips were originally intended for an Iver Johnson or Harrington & Richardson (or some other contempory top break).

Pix would help.
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Old February 25, 2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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they are like 1/16" short of the grip frame all the way around ( similar to the top that is easily seen in this pic )

the gun just arrived today, & I could test fit the grips to any number of other 32's I've collected including another non-grip safety top break S&W...

I'd just like to find a nice set of original ( or at least better fitting ) grips for this gun, & don't really know if they are supposed to be the same as the other 32's or ???

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Old February 25, 2011, 09:52 PM   #4
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You probably can't get real MOP grips, but there are several companies making repro black plastic grips and fake pearl grips for that gun. And any grip for a modern J frame will fit though it will be a bit too long and have to be trimmed. The wooden grips in this picture are Model 36 grips, trimmed down.

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Old February 25, 2011, 10:27 PM   #5
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i am looking for a good gunsmith to build a gun for me i have a new project i want to kick off if you could email me at [email protected] we can discuss it more then on a open forum
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Old February 26, 2011, 01:53 AM   #6
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I'm about 90% sure those are for an Iver Johnson. H&R grips tend to be a little flatter and more squared off at the bottom. They're definitely NOT S&W grips, though.
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Old February 26, 2011, 09:40 AM   #7
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I may have a set of grips, E-mail me or PM
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Old February 28, 2011, 07:08 AM   #8
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GVVEL... good eye... I tried them on several guns, & the Iver 32's were the best fit...

JIM... I'll have to try that... I have an old set of J Frame mediallion grips that might just fit...

BUSH... I'm at least interested to see what you have...
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Old March 15, 2011, 05:37 PM   #9
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Have you joined the S&W forum? I have bought a few sets of original MOP stocks for these early Smiths from this forum and its members. There are some really nice folks on there, but I keep get busted for being somewhat Politically Incorrect... Go figure.. Kyle
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