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I recently bought a Nickel 5 inch M&P (SN: 119xxx) that came with Mother of Pearl grips without a medallion. The seller told me the grips were factory and although they are quite worn, I was pretty sure they were aftermarket. It wasn't a deal breaker, so I bought the gun. QUESTION: Did S&W sell guns and/or MOP grips from the factory without medallions?
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Not in the times your revolver was made, but the factory had non-medallion MOP available throughput the late 1800s.. If I remember correctly, the factory started inserting medallions in ivory and pearl stocks around 1893.
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I own a revolver contemporary to yours with the same type of mother of pearl grips and have wondered the same question.
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I recently bought a Nickel 5 inch M&P (SN: 119xxx) that came with Mother of Pearl grips without a medallion. The seller told me the grips were factory and although they are quite worn, I was pretty sure they were aftermarket. It wasn't a deal breaker, so I bought the gun. QUESTION: Did S&W sell guns and/or MOP grips from the factory without medallions?
Please post us some pictures so we can see the whole Revolver...always fun to see!
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Revolver and dog...
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Well the dog was certainly interested!!! Great old workhorse, and looks like originally nickel plated. I bet it shoots as well as a new one, since these old M&Ps seem to never wear out. Thanks for sharing your photo.
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There is a S&W catalog from early 1950's (IIRC) that either showed or stated the availability of non medallion S&W factory pearl grips. I'll see if I can find the thread.
Not in the OP's time frame, but they were offered later.



I can't remember who posted this originally, but thanks to them.
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