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    Colt "pearl" grips head-scratcher.....

    My great grandfather was a local police chief in the 1950's. I inherited these pearl-(like), or maybe real pearl...grips a few years back. I found a set of Colt square butt grips recently at a local gun show that looked the same size/fit..etc. Turns out, they match up well. Any of you guys have any idea which Colt DA these fit, or look like they might fit? My guess was 1950's Official Police or something similar as they are bigger than what I think would go on a Police Positive but smaller than, say...a Army 1917 or similar.

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    A side note; before Mr. Hugh Clark-(Swamprat) sadly passed away, He & I had a discussion about this and he seemed to think Official Police also....
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    IMG_1993 (1).jpg My great grandfather circa. 1950's

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    Possibly a Colt M1889 DA or M1892 - 1903 Series DA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by victorio1sw View Post
    Possibly a Colt M1889 DA or M1892 - 1903 Series DA?
    I guess anything is possible but in that case it would be an ancient revolver-even back then..
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    If the locating pin holes are at the front of the butt, they are E/I-frame grips.
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    Excellent pic Sparebux! I enjoy seeing these. Looks like pearl or ivory were a popular add on.
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    Real pearl for sure that I can see. Look to be in very good condition also. Valuable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73shovel View Post
    If the locating pin holes are at the front of the butt, they are E/I-frame grips.
    I agree with 73Shovel, most likely E/I frame. That would be the Army Special, Official Police, Target or possibly even the Python. I would say that the grips are real pearls! Congrats.
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    I agree. Looks like "E" frame, Officers Model Target
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