I am a little suspicious of that one looking at the bid history and winning bidder.Did anyone see this? Wonder what happened here....?
Great Condition Colt Python Factory Grips With Gold Medallions | eBay
"over a set of $275 grips"
I would buy Gen 1 grips all day long for $275. Going price the last year have been $400-500. Yes, on occasion someone will run across a set for $275 just like on occasion someone will find a Python for $1000. Better jump on it when you do.
Judge, you are correct that Generation III Python Stocks were produced for a longer period of time and are the most common. However, the Generation III Stocks referenced in Post 14 by chosrob, are a variation of Generation III stocks which are very difficult to find in the condition these appear to be in. This variation was produced and fitted on Pythons for about 4 years; 1974 - 1977 and have a larger, and more oval profile than its later cousins. While I have seen, and do own original Pythons produced in later years that were fitted with this "early" variation of Generation III stocks, they are most often found on mid-70s guns. Anyone wishing to correctly outfit his mid-70s Python would try to find a set like this.What surprises me about the auction referenced immediately above is that the Generation III stocks seem to be the most common, at least in the number up for auction on eBay at any one time. That stands to reason since that style was used for the longest period of time when production was the highest. Sets of Generation III stocks in identical condition sell for far less almost on a daily basis. Strange!
(Apologies to anyone offended by my "delivery.")