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Old 06-16-2017, 02:12 PM
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Found these on the local board and worked out a deal with the guy. The smooth non-relieved targets came with a nice 1961 6 inch highway patrolman.

I hate to even admit it but I bought the package just because I had to have the stocks!

Here is a quick picture that I snapped





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Nicely done... you're not the first to buy a gun for the grips around here. They appear to be Walnut (instead of Rosewood) non-relieved Target Stocks from approx 1950-1960ish. Even a very slight possibility someone special ordered target stocks with the 28. I've heard of non-relieved target stocks being shipped on guns as late as 1962. Either way I love the early target stocks and they're valuable in their own right. Is it a 28-2? Enjoy!

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Nicely done... you're not the first to buy a gun for the grips around here. They appear to be Walnut (instead of Rosewood) non-relieved Target Stocks from approx 1950-1960ish. Even a very slight possibility someone special ordered target stocks with the 28. I've heard of non-relieved target stocks being shipped on guns as late as 1962. Either way I love the early target stocks and they're valuable in their own right. Is it a 28-2? Enjoy!
It is a 28-2 the serial number is S209,xxx

I doubt that they are original to the gun, but I guess it could be a possibility. Im not sure on whether they are walnut or rosewood, they definitely have a more red hue in person im just a terrible photographer.

Now I just need to find a 50's target gun to match them up with...
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I bought a pre 17 last year for the non-relieved stocks but they're not nearly as nice as the ones you got on the Highway Patrolman. Think I would have had to buy those too. Enjoy.

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The medallions look like they could be the plastic ones they used for a while in the early 50's. Just thought I'd mention that before you decided to dunk 'em in acetone. If they are plastic, they'll disintegrate in acetone.

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The medallions look like they could be the plastic ones they used for a while in the early 50's. Just thought I'd mention that before you decided to dunk 'em in acetone. If they are plastic, they'll disintegrate in acetone.

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I was thinking about possibly cleaning them but completely forgot about the plastic medallions that were used.

Is there a definitive way to tell, besides the hard way?
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.... Is there a definitive way to tell, besides the hard way?
Heat a sewing needle and touch it to the part that protrudes through the locating disc on the back side. It will sink in a little, and you should be able to smell it if it's plastic.

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Post deleted. I'll stat a separate thread rather than hi-jack this one.

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I don't think they are plastic medallions but I'm not sure I want to take a chance on it


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