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A while back I "inherited" from a passed away brother in law a Colt Diamondback 22LR which was never even fired.

My sister has done more purging of old stuff in the house and just gave me a bag of wooden grips that she found in the clean up.

There are 4 sets of what appears to be walnut and all have the gold Colt medallion. All are brand new and never been on a gun and have the screws as well. 3 of them fit my Diamondback perfectly but the other although the same size does not. There is a fifth set which is smooth black rubber with the same medallion which doesn't fit the Diamondback either.

How do I find out more importantly what these grips are for and, a fair value for someone who would want them for their gun. I intend to keep one for my own but would rather find a home for the others other than my gun room drawer.

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I have a diamondback that I bought 26 years ago now and I have been dearly searching for the bigger target style or "factory" grips to replace mine. My grips are worn standard grips and the "clear cote" finish has worn off years ago. If you have some that are the bigger style I would be interested in buying them from you.

Thanks for the offer.
 

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Here's some Ebay links to pictures of Colt Factory wood revolver grips.

#1 is a pair of Trooper Mark III grips. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39425&item=7115373836&rd=1

#2 is a pair of Diamondback Target grips. Note the speedloader cutout on the left side. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39425&item=7114790579&rd=1

#3 is a pair of New style Python grips. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39425&item=7114402930&rd=1

#4 is another view of Diamondback grips. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=310&item=7114398535&rd=1
 

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Here is picture of all three types of Diamondback grips that were available that I am aware of.

Left to right, small target, large target and Pachmeyer.



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Peter....and others

I am not focused on any particular manufacturer as my collection has many so I am not "up" on Colt particulars and that is why I am asking for help. The Diamondback was gifted and for that I feel lucky to have it and the grips were an added plus.

Don't know how to tell a larger style from whatever but these definitely are factory, checkered and have been wrapped in paper towels for twenty+ years and never used. My gun came with the original black rubber.

Is there any way to tell what the other grip is for without a picture?

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Thanks both of you for the pictures and links.

The 3 sets are exactly like the picture in the link for the new style python grips but do fit the Diamondback perfectly....is this possible?

The 4th is exactly like the Trooper Mark III link.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by trwirth:
Thanks both of you for the pictures and links.

The 3 sets are exactly like the picture in the link for the new style python grips but do fit the Diamondback perfectly....is this possible?

The 4th is exactly like the Trooper Mark III link.

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I reread your last post and have a question.
Look at my picture of the small targets with the straight line checkering. You will notice that the Python checkering is more straight lined below the medallion whereas the DB stocks are more angled down toward the the fronstrap. Do they look like that or the ones linked for the Python?
The DB is a "D" frame and is slightly smaller than the "I" frame Python.
I once got a DB that someone had managed to fit a set of larger Python stocks onto, they were on there, but were loose and sloppy.

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Diamonback68:

Again thanks for your help.

The pairs of grips I have all fit my Diamondback with no slop whatsoever and the pin at the bottom of the frame backstrap drops exactly into the hole in the grip as it should.

I think they look more like the python grips linked cause under the medalion its not cut round as shown on your Diamondback picture but rather on an angle as in the Python picture. The checkering stops short by 7/32 of an inch from the butt as in the Python as well not all the way to the butt as in the DB picture. The left side of the grips has a scallop cut at the top though more like the DB as the Pythons both sides look the same. Other than those differences they look like the DB large targets.

Should these fit my DB as well as they do?

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trwirth

Take a second look at the top left stocks in my picture, those ARE on an angle, that is the point I was trying to make.

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