Mike,first welcome to the forum. The grips should NOT have the "medallions"colored silver,but be ALL a simulated "wood color",ie; "coltwood". Usually,but not always,"Franzite", a repo grip maker ,colored the medallions silver and put there name on the back.Also,genuine Coltwood,plastic,tends to be "grainy:,with different shades & colors running through it,where the "repos" are a solid brown.Just took the grips of my 1952 O.Police & compared them with a set of "aftermarket repos." to get some of the info. Hope this is some help. Bud
My Fitz Pistol Grips were the aftermarket grip of choice for Law Enforcement officers to be able to shoot more accurately to earn their monthly shooting pay. My unbreakable grips are marked inside with CV or DB in raised lettering and fill in behind the "Knuckle Busting" trigger guard.
I am releasing the few left made of hardwood left in my archives.
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