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In the condition that they appear to be and if they are Python that is cheap.The market seems to be at least twice that or more.They do look like nickel Python stocks.JMO.D*
 

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I guess the value is whatever the market will bear.I would like a set for my 3rd gen python that came with rubber grips but I just can't bring myself to spend $200-$275 or more for two little pieces of wood
 

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All I want to know is how you are going to get those Diamondback Grips to fit your Python????????? :bang_wall:
 

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No one is crustier then me and I calls 'em grips. :mad:

As above, those are a set of genuine Colt Diamondback Target grips made for a blued 4" or 6" Diamondback.
They're an early set made when they still used the metal internal bushings.
We know they're probably for a blued gun because many nickel Colt's had a nickel plated grip screw bushing and screw.
 

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First thing I saw wasn't the wood/medallions or shape but rather the backside view and the bushings which immediately yelled DIAMONDBACK. After that I looked at the rest....I'm not sure what Diamondback original "grips" ;) are selling for except they are less than Python wood. I believe I saw some lately for $150 in about that condition. Probably a mute subject if you don't have the gun to put em on, or have the gun and already have a set :)
 

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Thanks for all the replies the guy still insists they came off a Python so not going to argue with him. By the way I was brought up that handguns had grips and long guns had stocks but this is America and everyone can have an opinion :)Jim
 

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Thanks for all the replies the guy still insists they came off a Python so not going to argue with him. By the way I was brought up that handguns had grips and long guns had stocks but this is America and everyone can have an opinion :)Jim
Some folks are adamant about what they "think" they might have, contrary to fact. Our annual gun show 2 weeks ago I spied a ziplock bag with what appeared to be Colt stocks in it marked "Python Stocks". I asked the seller to pull them out of the case and immediately noticed they were target stocks for a Trooper but with a $350 price tag. I politely informed the gentleman that the silver medallions were not indicative of "Gen II" (the smiley) stocks/grips but he held his position that they were Python wood. I thanked him and went on my way. I was cordial, I tried to be educational and in the end he's still selling Trooper stocks as Python. That old saying about leading a horse to water rang very true in that instance.
 

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STOCKS STOCKS STOCKS I cant tell from looking at a pic like U guys can. Is it the insert at the bottom that gives it away. U guys are good, but it pays to be good when its ur bread and butter
It's the shape of the top of the stocks/grips when looking at them from the front. When looking at the back, it's the metal bushing and the extended wood at the bottom. The Diamondback has the shorter grip frame like the newer model Det. Specials
(D Frame) - A Python stock or grip would be carved out to fit the longer frame.
 

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Stocks, grips; the purpose of the forum is to share and learn Colt information. As long as we all understand what each other is referring to the proper/long accepted/most accurate terminology is secondary.

Having said that, we’ve discussed this very point many times over the last few years and the general consensus agreed that the correct term used almost exclusively by Colt’s themselves, is stocks.

Nothing wrong in pointing out accuracy and likewise, nothing wrong with calling something by a term we all recognize. But in this case the stocks are clearly Diamondbacks.

Check out the top two guns; Python and Diamondback. Note the difference in shape between the two, especially the more ‘belled-out’ bottom of the DB’s wood panels.

 
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