Who makes the Colt Cobra Special grips?
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    Who makes the Colt Cobra Special grips?

    The rounded wood grips on the new Colt Cobra Special look great. Does anyone know who is making these for Colt?

    For those not familiar with this revolver, here's a picture I copied from the Internet for informational purposes. The grips look kind of like a fusion of the old Detective Special grips and Python grips at top (where it goes partially over the frame).

    Colt Cobra Special.jpg

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    A major maker of grips and stocks for American gun companies is Altamont.
    I suspect these are made by them.
    They already make Service type square butt grips for models like the 2 1/2 inch Diamondback.
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    Arsenalfan...thanks for posting this as I've been searching the web for this very answer. The first place I checked was Altamont, and these grips are nowhere to be seen on their site....I'm hoping someone may know as I'd like to put a pair on my bobbed-hammer cobra.
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    Colt may have an exclusive on those stocks...why would Colt want to produce a retro Cobra when people can buy the stocks on the open market and make their own retro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHHunter View Post
    Arsenalfan...thanks for posting this as I've been searching the web for this very answer. The first place I checked was Altamont, and these grips are nowhere to be seen on their site....I'm hoping someone may know as I'd like to put a pair on my bobbed-hammer cobra.
    As above, I'm sure that Altamont and Colt have an exclusive agreement so Altamont isn't listing these on their site.

    I don't know of any current source for these old style grips that fit the post-1966 and current Colt's "stubby" grip frame.
    You can buy this style to fit the old pre-1966 long grip frame.

    I can suggest positing a Wanted to Buy ad in this forums Classified section, and watch eBay and the gun auction sites.
    Note that many sellers have no idea what they're selling so you have to be careful not to buy old style grips made for the old full frame models.

    One option might be to buy a set of new grips that are made to fit the old frame style and glue in a walnut filler on the bottom,
    Colt used this type of grip once in a while over the years.
    The filler was usually glued to one grip half and filled in the gap under the frame.

    https://gungrip.com/colt-detective-s...red-grips.aspx


 

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