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    Diamondback Stocks- Question

    Hi everyone, I've got another question for the experts on here. I have a 1968 Diamondback currently wearing newer stocks (the straight line style). I believe the correct stocks are the "smiley" style with silver medallions, and I have an opportunity to get some. One seller is offering a set for $220 with the nickel screw and a nickel grip nut (just one)-good condition. Another seller has some with a little more wear on them, no grip nut, for $150.
    Okay, a couple questions- Should the older stocks have one or two of the grip nuts, and are they important for keeping a good fit to the frame?
    And what do you think I could get for my current grips if I sell them- good condition

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    Can't answer your questions about "worth," but I will offer this -

    According to ColtFever <Diamondback>, the Diamondback was produced from 1966 to 1991.

    Yours (1968) is certainly a comparitively "early" one, being built in only the third year of production.

    The question of which type grips your gun should be wearing is one that should be answered first and is dependant on when Colt made the transition between the early "smiley" (First Type Target Grips) and the "straight line" (Second Type Target Grips).

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    Stocks with nickel hardware were installed on nickel guns. Would be correct if your gun is nickel.

    I have never seen a set of Dback stocks with 'two grip nuts.'

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    hmm, I just realized the stocks listed on ebay appear to br a lot different on the inside than the others ive seen

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    I think the OP must be referring to the locating pin washers of the earlier style grips.

    Quote Originally Posted by weagle99 View Post
    Stocks with nickel hardware were installed on nickel guns. Would be correct if your gun is nickel.

    I have never seen a set of Dback stocks with 'two grip nuts.'


 

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