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Hello i am a french Colt 1889/92/94 collector and i am seeking informations about these revolver stocks, especially the civilian ones.
I ve studyed the BOB BEST'S book but i ve still some questions.

Are you familliar with such brown stocks ?
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Knife Revolver Hunting knife Blade Trigger

I ve never seen stocks like these. I ve seen the "89" black with the "Colt" labell, the one with the "1892" label and the one without date with the rampant colt(theorically for the 1894), but all of those stocks were black.
Thanks for your help !

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It is not uncommon to see the old black hard rubber grips take on a greenish or brownish tint. I had a SAA that was in a holster much of its life and the panel next to the holster stayed black while the one ourwardly turned a greenish brown. I personally think it has to do with the sun, heat and the light which changes the colors.
 

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These grips were made of actual hard rubber, and rubber can change color due to age, exposure to sunlight and other factors.
If you notice a car tire that's older and has been parked in the sun a lot, the tire is not the black of a new tire, it's actually turned a dark brown color.
 
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