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Does anyone know where I can order a new set of third issue detective special grips? I prefer the "long" grips, but the "short" ones will do. Thanks.
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I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say "long" grips but I will take a stab at providing some more info that may be of use.

The D-frame DS 3rd issue of the 70's & 80's (the one with the shroud under barrel) used a wrap around wood grip (stock) that was checkered with no medallion. The grips were in one sense "short."

On the other hand the D-frame Police Positive Special of the late 70"s (around 1977) that also had a shroud under the barrel used a similar set of wood wrap around grips having the same checkering pattern and no medallions. However they were a bit "longer."

So if you are looking for a longer, checkered wood grip that has no medallion and will fit your DS, look for a set of Police Positive Special of the late 70's vintage.
Interesting. Those are in fact the longer grips I was referring to. You may not know that they also came on the detective special. I had one with those grips on it. There is a NIB DS listed on Gunsamerica that also show the longer grips on it. Thanks WS23.
XLRRP, you might want to check out this link. It is hard to tell from the picture but they look like the "longer" grips you seek.

The price is right. If you are unsure I can measure my grips when I get home to measure how far below the butt they extend. I have examples of both the short & long versions. Just let me know.
Thanks WS23...those are the grips I'm looking for.
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