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Old 11-17-2012, 12:22 AM
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Grabbed these off an e-bay auction along with a pair of N frame service stocks. The stocks had been attached to the spacers for a very long time as the grips had the patent lettering stained on the back of the walnut. So did grip spacers come like this without the piece between the front of the grip and back of the trigger guard. These do not look like they have been modified. Any opinions appreciated. Thanks, Daniel.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:11 AM
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I believe these did come that way, and, in this instance, they were merely or actually 'Spacers', for allowing the Stocks to be held out that little bit, for being then more comfortale for people having larger Hands.

Pretty rare item, far as I have seen.
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Daniel:

I have several sets of S&W pre war grip adapters (a couple of K-frame ones and a couple of N-Frame ones). I believe that those have been modified in that they have the front "arm" removed. I have seen several sets that were so modified and I think that if you look closely that you will see the area that was removed. However, I do agree with Oyeboteb in that whoever modified the GA's did so to have a wider grip.

Here is a photo of one of my N-Frame Adapters. Note that the Patent No is the same as yours:

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Hi Richard,


Ahhhh, you may well be right.

Now that I think about it some more, there'd be no point in the Patent info appearing on what is otherwise merey a factory accessory 'Shim', when the Patent was about the out-hanging 'adaptor' element support.

I thought I remembered seeing 'shims' or Stock-Spacers dating to the earier 1900s, and, possily these were aftermarket items afterall...unless S & W did happen to offer them.
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I was thinking that but the work done was very good as it is difficult to appreciate any material having been removed. As I look at them closer it is possible. The patent number is the name so you'd think if it was a variation of an item that it might have simply a different patent number, but maybe not.
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... but maybe not.
I agree. With S&W, I would not rule anything out. Regardless, I think that they are cool as "spacers".
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Daniel, When S&W moved the factory from downtown Springfield to it's present location after WW2, tons of obsolete parts, tools , jigs, blade savers, grip adaptors, etc. were sold as scrap. Unfinished parts of grip adaptors, such as the side plates you have, wound up in gun show junk boxes and shooters bought them for various purposes, such as modifying them as shims, rebuilding them as complete grip adaptors with wood spacers in stead of the original rubber, etc. I've seen guns with 2 or 3 pairs of the side plates, modified as spacers, to give the grips a wider profile. Ed.
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