I recently bought a decent Colt 1917 revolver, but it came with plastic grips. I need an original set of smooth wood grips to restore it to its former glory. Anybody here got a set for sale or trade, or know anybody who has a set for sale?
Robert, I thought I remembered seeing that Eagle Grips are now making wooden repros for the 1917s. Go on their website,and there is a photo of them on a Colt. INMO,2 problems: a)125.00 price b)they look TOO GOOD for a 1917! I almost think another company is making them,but a helluva lot cheaper,like for "war gamers etc. Good Luck, Bud
There is a dealer here in Florida that specializes in martial arms and hits the local gunshow circuit. He had a box of Original grips for the S&W as well as Colt 1917's and Victory Models. He even had an original US marked holster for my Colt Model 1892 design Service Revolver model of 1901. It was expensive however.
His card is not in my wallet and I will be gone a few days but I will try to post the information.
Keep your weapon handy, live free and prosper.