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I ran across some stocks today that I was told came off a Python. They were "smooth"(no checkering) and looked to have an "oil finish".

Did Colt ever offer stocks for a Python, that matches the above description??

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Don
 

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As the referenced post shows, yes Colt offered smooth grips.....BUT....

In almost all cases smooth Colt grips were checkered grips sanded smooth by an owner.
These can be ID'd by the plain, non-fancy figured walnut, and you can often see the remains of the checkering border near the top just below the medallions.

In almost all cases, smooth factory grips will be made of figured woods, and will often have Custom Shop or limited production type medallions.

If you see a pair made of ordinarily, run-of-the-mill non-fancy woods, chances are they were sanded smooth and refinished.
 

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weagle99 & Dfariswheel,

Thanks for the feedback. I think the stock I saw were originally checkered and then sanded down as D'wheel described. The wood is plain and certainly does not look as good as the ones in the post that weagle99 provided.

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Don
 
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