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Old 03-28-2020, 11:27 AM
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The grips shown in #13 (round convex top without medallion) were used by S&W during the decade of the 1920s, and would fit any K-frame revolver (older or newer). But there may be some fitting required. Dimensional precision of grip manufacture was not so good back then, and many of them required minor hand-fitting to the frame at the factory. That is why the grips were serial numbered to the gun. My favorite tool for hand-fitting grips is a ladies' fingernail emery board.

From what I see in the picture, it appears that the grip is SN stamped as 777xx. That would indicate a C-series SN (C777xx) and that would date the gun to 1950 if the grips are original.

If your friend does change the grips, be sure to tell him to keep the originals and not throw or give them away. Original grips on a gun always add value.

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