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1950\'s shrinking grips?

There ia a Police Positive 38 4" that has sn 630xxx nearby. Condition is as new. The grips have lowered down from the frame cutout at the top. The owner says that type and era grips actually shrunk. They appear to be some sort of wierd wood or composite material. Any verification of shrinking grips??? The gun is priced at $300. Its function is flawless.
 

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Re: 1950\'s shrinking grips?

Hamden106, Without a good pic I can't be sure what you've got. Perhaps these are "Coltwood".

"Coltwood" stocks can be found in a wide range of conditions, but are perhaps more commonly found in near 100% condition than the hard rubber material used on earlier Police Positives.

It is not unusual to find revolvers in very nice condition (95%+) with either incorrect or damaged stocks. If the revolver is to be used, not collected, I'd simply fit new stocks. Usually, any "D" frame stock will fit (with perhaps a bit of "tweaking").

Bob

[This message has been edited by bfoster (edited 01-28-2002).]
 
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