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Fuzzy Farrant and John Hurst Grips get a lot of love from grip collectors but Guy Hogue grips do not get the same attention.
There was a set sold on Ebay some time ago that were identified as Farrant's but I think they were Hogue's based a the interior of the grips.
Guy Hogue used white chalk to identify the sides of the grips and
used a brass colored screw. Hogue also put a support fixture inside the grips.
I believe the following are Hogue's.
#1 I believe these are a very early set with out the inside fixture but has the brass screw and white chalk.


#2 a later set with inside fixture.


#3 is for a Colt E/I frame with a letter


#4 J frame has white chalk and inside fixture



Also note on 2,3 and 4 the high wood on the right side of the grip that continues today.
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Very nice Roy, I concur with your assessment. The early Hogue grips I have owned are of equal or superior fit, design, quality to the other makers. The set below is a rare N-Frame set made of an exotic wood. The grip angle and checkering is slightly different than your K-frame Rosewood set above.




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In 1986 he was at the Masters International Shooting Championship In Barry, IL with his trailer and grips to sell. These were the newer style with the bottom screw and one piece construction. I purchased a pair thich didn't quite fit my 686, so I took them back the next day and he had all the sanding/finishing equipment in his trailer and slightly sanded down the grips to fit perfectly. He explained to me there was no finish on the grips, and just to put a good wood wax on them every year or so.

I still have them on that same 686.
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Bought these on eBay, years ago. They came with the wrong mounting hardware. Contacted Hogue and they sent me the correct hardware and told me that these are original Guy Hogue's.



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I spoke with Guy's son Pat at Shot Show. He told me his dad was more than a grip maker he did furniture, also. I showed him the letter and he said his dad wanted satisfied customers and he did all his own correspondence.
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Here is my Jim Clark Sr. built Smython with Guy Hogue asymmetrical stocks. It is an absolute work of art.
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This link just sent to me by Toyman, it deserves another go around I think.
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I'm a madman for early Hogues, but I've only managed a few sets.

I think his success really confuses the market place for them, seeing as they are "just hogues". The reality of how damnably good early hogues are really has to felt to be understood.

Unfortunately my computer is toast, the one with all my old gun pictures on it, so I don't have any shots of the sets I own handy.
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I sold a beautiful K frame set to a friend and I kick myself everytime I see one of these threads....


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Two early pair of Hogue grips, both with islands - the reinforcement on the inletting side. Linde now has the checkered N frame pair on a trade for a pair of Farrants.
The smooth pair were poorly cut down from N frame to K frame size when I found them. I finished the job.

P.S. From the James Mason books and magazine articles in the 1970's, Hogue made several styles of grips without finger grooves. Later, on request, he'd whack the finger grooves off of a Monogrip.
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Wanted to add this to the thread. I just picked up these Guy Hogue beauties in a small lot. I was happy to find that they were what I thought.

They are a little different in that they only have one finger groove at the base of the grip, have a covered back-strap, do not have as pronounced a palm-swell and are narrow at the bottom, without the usual flare. They are beautifully made of Rosewood and the grips come together on the back-strap to look almost like one-piece. The usual brass screw came with the grips but it is stripped so had to use a steel one I had on hand.

I was advised by Pat Hogue of Hogue Inc. and Guy Hogue's son that they did indeed appear like his dad's work, probably being made in the mid-70's and were likely of Brazilian Rosewood.
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I bought my first sets of Hogue wood grips back in the 70s at the NRA PPC championships in Jackson, Mississippi. They became my only grip of choice since then for Smiths! I have an N frame and one K frame two piece grips, and the rest are the one piece. It seems the one piece are proud on several guns, so I don't they fit as good as the old ones. My shooting guns wear the rubber Hogues for a better grip and softer recoil. Hogue grips just fit my smaller hand better than any other grip I have ever found. I should have bought stock in the company!! Well,maybe I did!
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