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Wish I had seen it before close! Love guns like that.

Yes, I do think that rear sight is a S&W, which remains a common practice for custom gunsmiths to this day.
 

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That cylinder is very sharp edged and might be a Christy. Speaking of he old Christy Gun Works, my wife wants to go to this antique mall I told her about. It's in the building that was Christy Gun Works. There's a long shooting range underground but no one is allowed down there.
 

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Neat gun but man it needs some proper grips. I really like the purpose mods though. I'd have fun shooting it
 

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They don't look like they were fitted to that particular gun, but I've seen fit a whole, whole lot worse than that. If that were my gun, I'd keep those stags on it.
 

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Like I said, to each their own. I would replace them, others would keep them. I do not know the owner of the gun but I am sure he will do what he wants to do. In my opinion if he does what he wants it was the right decision.
 

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Not to be argumentative but I think you should go and take a look at the photos of that gun on GunBroker. I've made a ton of grips in my day and I've seen a lot worse than that fitting.

They just look to have been on that Colt for a long time and have shrunk a little as all bone does eventually.

Bud

Neat gun but man it needs some proper grips. I really like the purpose mods though. I'd have fun shooting it
 

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Beautiful old stag grips like those are getting harder to find and almost as expensive as Ivory due to the India Sambar stag embargo.
 
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I'm not saying their are not worse out there, they just do not work for me. I do not have a professional eye, nor am I an expert in any section of the firearm field. I may be wrong to 99% of the population but can only give my opinion. I do not take it as argumentative Bud, and maybe I am a nitpicker. Heck I am sure most of you could find fault with anything I own if you are looking for it. I can tell you that none of my saa's have grips with gaps like that, but I do not have any with stag either.

Not to be argumentative but I think you should go and take a look at the photos of that gun on GunBroker. I've made a ton of grips in my day and I've seen a lot worse than that fitting.

They just look to have been on that Colt for a long time and have shrunk a little as all bone does eventually.

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This gun really resembles that matched pair of Elmer Keith stag gripped .44 Specials John Taffin wrote about. I think he traded these with holsters to a guy for a double rifle for his first trip to Africa. Sure reminds me of the gun posted.
 

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reminds me of a Kings gunsight job. maybe the owner should have just bought a colt new frontier instead. cool gun though. oh that's right the new frontier wasn't out at that time. I think the NF came out in 1963 or 64.
 
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