Not a huge surprise, as they are made by Hogue. And since the Altamont grips fit the frame, that leaves VZ as the problem. Why, we don't know (and likely never will).On my 2'nd King Cobra I tried the grips off the Night Cobra and they fit very tight with zero wiggle, so go figure.
I was going by the Colt website specs. Looking again, they appear to be wrong, as the grips are the same profile as the VZ.The Night Cobra has VZ grips
A little off track, but where did you get the replacement front sight? I'm not a fan of the issue front sight on the Cobra, that plain black is just right.I think the Altmont and VZ stocks look great but they're too fat to be comfortable in my hand. I don't like the Hogues as they have finger grooves. What works the best for me with Colt D-frames and the new Cobra and King Cobra are Pachmayr Compacs and Presentation styles. They simply work.
The problem appears to be the fact that all the frames have plus and minus tolerances and all the grips being made have plus and minus tolerances as well. Some will fit perfect...some will be somewhat tight and some will be loose...just the luck of the draw from one set of grips to any particular revolver. It's not like the old days when stocks were individually fitted to the revolver at the factory.On my 2'nd King Cobra I tried the grips off the Night Cobra and they fit very tight with zero wiggle, so go figure.
EBay carries some, but they list as for the Python and are asking $19.95. Ouch. Colt grip pins come in different sizes, for what reason I don't know. The Courier is a close fit but the tips are narrower than the holes in the grips. The pin that comes with the gun has to be turned down to fit too. Tips are narrow but a drop of epoxy cures that.Look on eBay...grip pins are usually there to be found. I don't know whether Colt used the same grip pins for all models so make sure you look for a D-frame pin.