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    Just purchased this set of 1911 grips. Are they mismatched or what ? iI have never seen this type of medallion the wood the grips are made of are a match but the medallions don't .


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    Certainly one of those medallions has been replaced....that is, if your certain the wooden grips are a match set.

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    The one on the right looks like the medallions on the Thai repros I have. The one on the left looks a lot more "right" to me.

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    A picture of the other side will show whether one of the medallions is a replacement.
    The grip on the right appears to be the standard Colt style medallion, the one on the left might be from some commemorative.
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    I'm pretty sure the medallion on the left are on 80s and 90s pachmeier revolver grips. I think they are on an older king cobra I have.

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    They are mis-matched
    The medallion on the left is known as the "Serpentine" Colt Medallion that was installed in the rubber pebble grain grips on Colt autos in the late 80's-early 90's. The medallion on the right is the standard rampant Colt medallion.
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    During the Colt 150th anniversary they used the large pony medallions with a "150" on the medallion with the large pony.
    For several years after that they used the large pony without the "150" then went back to the small pony on the globe.

    I suspect these came off two different guns... the one on the right either before or a few years after the large pony medallion period.
    The large pony medallion grip a couple of years after the 150th anniversary.
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    Thanks For the helpful answers. The back side post is the same flair as my other colt grips. The color and wood grain the grip panels appear identical


 

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