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Those are First issue Colt Target grips as used on the Python, original Trooper, 357 Model, and Officer's Model Match from 1953 to 1961.
The Python had Gold Colt medallions, all other's had Silver.

While not "correct" for your pre-war Officer's Model Target, they were designed by Colt for better grip, especially for target shooting, so they'll work well.
These First Issue Target grips sell for prices that usually start around $300 AND UP, so you're well ahead just on the grips.
 

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Those are First issue Colt Target grips as used on the Python, original Trooper, 357 Model, and Officer's Model Match from 1953 to 1961.
The Python had Gold Colt medallions, all other's had Silver.

While not "correct" for your pre-war Officer's Model Target, they were designed by Colt for better grip, especially for target shooting, so they'll work well.
These First Issue Target grips sell for prices that usually start around $300 AND UP, so you're well ahead just on the grips.
Thanks for the info!
 

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Congratulations. You have purchased a Colt Officers Model Target Heavy Barrel. The Heavy Barrel Officers Model Target was produced from 1935-1941. The stocks on your gun are a later model production from the post war models. Correct stocks are shown on the guns below. These were produced in five different barrel lengths during the pre war era, 4", 4 1/2", 5", 6" & 7 1/2". See photo:



Below shows the standard weight barrel on the top and the heavy weight barrel, only produced in 6", on the bottom:



Hope this info helps.

Cam
 
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