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Hi All,

I have a nice Colt '357' from about 1958 that I want to shoot more. The standard wood grips get in the way of the case rim when exrtracting, so I am going to replace them for when I shoot with Pachmayr's. Trouble is, Pachmayr don't list the '357' on their website, but they DO list frame size letters.

So, can someone please tell me what the frame is ? I rather think it's an 'I' frame, same as a Python, but don't want to special order these grips from my local gunshop on a hunch.

Thanks.

Talljoe.
 

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It's an "I" frame same as the Python and Trooper old model.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

Now I see that Pachmayr don't make the 'Presentation' grip for the 'I' frame, just the ones with the finger grooves which I don't like too well. Guess they'll have to do.

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You might also wnat to consider the service style stocks like for the Official Police. They work and you can even use speedloaders with them. Check Numrich and see how much they cost.
 

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There are several sets available on e-bay right now. They are usually pretty cheap and often go without any bids. There are even the Presentation style with the Colt medallions available. You should have no trouble picking up a set.

A couple of examples:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7175701736&fromMakeTrack=true

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7176019421&fromMakeTrack=true

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7176540161&fromMakeTrack=true
 

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Hey dfariswheel,

Sure does look like a Python.

I went to the 'Grip Selection Chart' page, and that indicates that the only grips for the Python are the 'Gripper', and 'Gripper Professional'.

Which is correct ?

TJ
 

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That's weird. They picture the Presentation, but only list as for sale the "Gripper" models.
The "Gripper" wraps completely around the butt.
The "Gripper Professional" leaves the back strap open.

BOTH have finger grooves.

My suggestion is to either contact Pachmayr OR,
Go to Gun Parts Corporation and buy a set that were made for Colt for use on the stainless Python.

These are genuine Colt factory, with Gold Colt medallions, and were standard factory issue on stainless Pythons.
http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.asp?chrProductSKU=199580
 

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"My suggestion is to either contact Pachmayr OR,
Go to Gun Parts Corporation and buy a set that were made for Colt for use on the stainless Python.

These are genuine Colt factory, with Gold Colt medallions, and were standard factory issue on stainless Pythons."

Now THAT'S a good idea !!!

Thanks !!!

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Just look for a pair of the old "Signature" style Pachmayr rubber stocks. They have no finger grooves and Colt even sold them with Colt gold medallions for a while in the 1980s. I use them to shoot some of my I-frames. The old "Signature" stocks show up on eBay regularly, usually at a very low cost.
 
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