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Old 04-27-2010, 05:44 PM
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Thinking of getting some Jay Scott grips for one or more of my S&W revolvers. Any bias for or against them? Anyone currently using them?

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I have two or three pair for S&W j frames that came to me in a box of misc. gun stuff. I have not mounted them on a gun, but they look kind of cheap to me.
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I just watched Villa Rides and charles Bronson carries a pair of Colts with Jay Scott grips. You can spot them a mile away because of that black laminated inside layer. I have them on my first gun. a Ruger Single Six.
If you like them then just go with them. I stick to the real stuff now because I think high end guns deserve real stag, pearl or whatever. Even though I bought all my stags before they got banned in India.
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IMHO it's a case by case (grip by grip) issue. Jay Scott was owned by Colt. The JS grips are usually wood backed so they don't crack. I'm speaking of "pearlized" grips. No imitation grip I've ever seen can imitate stag. Some of the "pearlized" JS grips look pretty good on nickel revolvers.
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Tony I really like them. I have a black and a white pair for my "J" frame guns. Both are pearl like grips. The grips on the gun in my avatar are J Scott. Don
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Jay Scott made grips for many years. They were not junk. They were directed at the total market, not a specialty market.
They later made grips for Colt and several other gun manufacturers.
They made a wide variety of of reasonably priced grips in numerous different types of woods, and although they did make some lamenated grips, those were a fraction of their total production.
In my experience. almost 40years of shooting, Jay Scott grips are a bargain.

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Anyone know if the M1 Carbine 30rd magazines that were sold in Jay Scott boxes in the 1980s function well? Still have some that I never got around to using.
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I have several very nice sets of JS wooden grips for some of my S&Ws. They weren't cheap either.
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The Jay Scotts can be found without the wood backing [or is it "fronting"?]. Go search the gun auctions.

The wood backing can be ground down to remove some, or maybe all, of it and then one can get a more "accurate" appearance of a faux pearl, ivory, or stag. However that depends on the gun's frame dimensions and the specific fit of the grip to that particular gun.

I think the stags, pearls, and ivory look good enough for a run-of-the-mill-gun although they do not replicate the real materials accurately.

They can be picked up very cheaply at the gun shows, gun shop grip bins, and garage sales.
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I have two pair of oversized walnut Jay Scotts for N frames I bought in the mid '80s. They're not bad looking wood but it's hard to tell with the cheap stain they put on them. I had planned on making some customized grips out of them, but I'm a little behind on my project list.
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I ordered a pair of the black pearl N frames. Put them on a gun & like how they feel. Not the best looking things I've ever seen but certainly not the worst. May buy some oversized pairs to modify later. At about $30 they seem like a low cost route to making some interesting custom grips.
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I just bought a pair JS faux pearl on ebay for $24. They are for my Baby Chief Spl pre model 36. If anyone knows where to get a nice pair of grips for the small handle round butt J frame please let me know. (besides original magnas which I have)I actually jumped on the JS because of price and it's the 1st time I've seen anything for a "Baby Chief RB. They don't fit quite right. There is a tiny gap at the top of the grip/frame interface.
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We do have a bunch of old Jay Scott grips on stock. They look old fashion like the seventies but for sure not junk.
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They look right smart to me. There's now 10,000 S&WFORUM members searching e bay.
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My first good revolver was a single six that I bought over 50 years ago. Just like wyatt burp I bought a set of pearl looking jay scott grips. At the time I thought them pretty and fancy. I wouldnt now. But what the heck, they done the job just like the originals or ivory.
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Not a revolver (but it is a 38 Special) but these are some nice Jay Scott grips.
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My wife has these on a M12-3. I have the original stocks, but my wife liked these much more. Well, it is her gun, and please do not tell her that they are junk.

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Not a revolver (but it is a 38 Special) but these are some nice Jay Scott grips.
i'm sorry rufus,maybe it's the pic angle,but it looks like someone stuck a tree to ur gun..........kidding, they look nice and beefy,nice grain,don't think they would fit my hand tho.
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I have a set of JS grips that someone told me would fit my Python. They seem to be for a Trooper or something else as they don't begin to fit my Python. Insult to injury is there is a small dent in one of them. They were supposed to be new unused... Oh well. I figure if I ever find a Trooper that I can afford and then fit then so be it.
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I have two sets. One of them is the "backed" kind that are supposed to fit my Colt Lawman. Don't fit at all. I have a set for K frame Smiths that fit fine and look nice. So I guess I like them 50% of the time.
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i'm sorry rufus,maybe it's the pic angle,but it looks like someone stuck a tree to ur gun..........kidding, they look nice and beefy,nice grain,don't think they would fit my hand tho.
They definitely make the grip "rounder" and thicker, but not overly, and my hands are basically average size. It's nowhere near as big a change as putting a set of wood Hogues on a 4506 for example.
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I used to sell a lot of Jay Scott grips when I owned my gun shop in the '70s. They were fairly popular, primarily because they were the least expensive grips made, and, in this instance, that does translate to "cheap." They almost never fit well, the laminated construction of the faux pearl and ivory grips just leap out at you, practically screaming "cheap,"They and their wood grips are clunky in the hand, usually poorly finished, and often fit with varying degrees of wobble on the grip frame. They were one of the few things I threw out when I closed the shop, as it wasn't worth trying to sell them, and I didn't want to keep them. Sorry, but they are kind of funky, always were.
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I experimented with several pairs a few years back when they were relatively cheap on Ebay. Prices seem to have gone up. Fit seemed to vary from set to set as to how well they'd work. Shrug.
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The black pearl ones are pretty slick in sweaty circumstances.
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I bought this little Colt .22 Peacemaker from the '70s, sporting Jay Scott stocks. I also have a 1976 Colt Firearms catalog that shows Jay Scott stocks offered by Colt near the back.
They are a nice quality grip from what I can see. Would I buy them? No, not really my cup o' tea.

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Don't have any S&W's, but, I do have several sets of Scott grips for my H&R's.
They all fit well.
No, not high dollar custom grips, but as others have said, it's in the eye of the beholder.
Personally I really like all of mine!








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My 1917 Colt had a set of Jay Scott black pearls on it when I bought it. Probably why I got it so cheap.



As noted above , Jay Scott grips was a division of Colt , and made their original grips as well as a huge aftermarket line for darn near every other brand and model. Almost every large gunshow I've been to has at least one table full of old Jay Scott grips.

They were well made of quality materials and exotic woods and fit rather well , but some styles were somewhat odd to downright bizarre.
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I think these two are JS but not sure.

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Jay Scott faux stag without the wood backing. I also have few pairs in faux pearl without the wood backing.

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