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My friend who owns a LGS called me yesterday to tell me that my Colt revolver I delivered to his gunsmith was finished. The gun is an older Colt that I had for years, and was one of my favorite carry pieces. I was never sure what model Colt is was. I posted pics here , and was informed that the gun was possibly a PPS that was re-barreled with a "chopped" bull type barrel. I love the gun, so when I broke the front sight off I decided to send it to a gunsmith and have the barrel re-crowned, the front sight installed, an action job done and the whole package re-finished. Well it is finally finished, I will pick it up next week. Now, I have the original Colt stocks for it, but I want to put some new "shoes" on my gun . My problem is I still am not sure what model this gun is. I am posting a photo of the gun as I sent it to the gunsmith's. I am hoping the experts here can tell me what model stocks I should be looking for. Thanks.

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Thats the short D frame. Someone else might have a more technical name for it. The newer Det. Spec. stocks should work or those made for a Diamondback. Are you looking for something custom?? Small for carry or larger??
 

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Thank you. I will carry this gun, so I want a set of stocks that are comfortable but can be concealed as well. Rix those "boot" stocks in your last photo are nice. I also like those squared Colt stocks as well. The original stocks that came with the gun, are sort of rounded at the bottom.
 

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If you want get custom stocks you might want to check out Craig Spegel. He's among the best custom grip makers and my personal favorite. He can make you a set of post 1966 D frame boot grips. Craig Spegel - Custom Pistol Grips

Some of our members prefer Jim Badger's grips and they appear also to be a very good product.
 

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I have a extra pair of pachmayr compacts like the middle pic for $10 shipped. I also have a mint condition post 1972 DS factory walnut stocks for $45 shipped.
 

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I just purchased a set of DB stocks in genuine sambar stag with Colt emblems from a member here. They look really sharp and should fit my revolver with little or no fitting. I also ordered a Tyler-Tgrip in black to go with the package. I will post a before and after photo once I get the gun "dressed up". Thanks again for all the help.

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I just purchased a set of DB stocks in genuine sambar stag with Colt emblems from a member here. They look really sharp and should fit my revolver with little or no fitting. I also ordered a Tyler-Tgrip in black to go with the package. I will post a before and after photo once I get the gun "dressed up". Thanks again for all the help.

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I think I saw the set you bought. You'll have to show them to me when I stop by to meet you in June :)
 

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Sounds like a plan, I still have not gotten around to pick up the gun yet. I have been waiting for gun permits to be approved so I can pick up the other guns sitting in my LGS safe. I figure I would make one trip, and get my old Colt and the 5 new guns I purchased but have not taken possession yet. This state is a joke!!!
 

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Finally picked up my old Colt, put some nice sambar stocks that I purchased from a great member here on the forum, and I added a Tyler T-grip. Here is the before.


Here is the after.

 
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