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Old 05-19-2017, 09:49 AM
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Hi I was able to pick this up at a local shop as part of a retired officers trade in for a rifle.

He brought this in along with a 4506 and 4516 - this pistol he purchased as a BUG back in the 70's from a retired PANYNJ officer that was his BUG.

It is a little loose and I can fix that, but the grips are not to the pistol as they are a little bigger, just by a little and the serials are of course different.

I think I read that the pre-model 36, has smaller grips ' I ' Frame size and not ' J ' Frame size to after the model designations. Is this true or am I mistaken?

I am looking for the right grip for a 55/56 Chiefs - any leads?

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I think I read that the pre-model 36, has smaller grips ' I ' Frame size and not ' J ' Frame size to after the model designations. Is this true or am I mistaken?

I am looking for the right grip for a 55/56 Chiefs - any leads?
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Your gun has a standard J frame grip. The smaller "Baby Chief" frame you are thinking of was much earlier and long gone by your serial.
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Your gun has a standard J frame grip. The smaller "Baby Chief" frame you are thinking of was much earlier and long gone by your serial.
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If that is the case would it just be a manufacturing tolerance then for the grip fit, they seem to overhang a bit....

Also would a diamond magna be correct for this range?

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They were hand-fitted back then, so coming from another gun may be enough for the tolerances you describe.

Below a detail I snipped out of an older forum photo showing the stocks you need.
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They were hand-fitted back then, so coming from another gun may be enough for the tolerances you describe.

Below a detail I snipped out of an older forum photo showing the stocks you need.
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Original grips 1953


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if the pistol is mid 50's , and that marcas registradas, I have read started in 65ish.....why would that show up on a 50's chiefs special?

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if the pistol is mid 50's , and that marcas registradas, I have read started in 65ish.....why would that show up on a 50's chiefs special?

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The four line address started in the late 40's, either 1948 or 1949.
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Not a whole lot more need be said, but your CS is in the 1956 manufacturing SN range, and it would have used diamond J-frame grips. The "baby" CS production ceased around SN 46K in 1954.
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