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Old 09-28-2009, 01:56 PM
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Hey new to the forums this is my first post well i was given an old .38 special revolver and ive found out its a IND NAC DE ARMAS .38 special model 3 and i can not find anything on it but it looks a lot like some of the S&W revolvers Ive seen and i was wondering if anyone knows of S&W grips that would fit on the gun because i'm trying to restore it thanks.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:07 PM
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Boy, your sorta on your own with that one. The only thing I can think of is to take it along to a shop with some used grips and try them. Too big is good as you can fit them with a bit of work. Good luck!
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A quick google has a couple of hits on your pistol. Apparently an inexpensive, popular copy of an S+W made in Brazil.
Why don't you take a minute and remove the grips. Measure and discribe the frame area, as well as the current grips. A picture might work too.

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You may be able to "jury rig" a pair of S&Ws or Charter Arms grips to fit.
What ever you do, I wouldn't shoot +P ammo in that gun. It wasn't designed for it. Good luck and welcome to the Forum.
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Hey new to the forums this is my first post well i was given an old .38 special revolver and ive found out its a IND NAC DE ARMAS .38 special model 3 and i can not find anything on it but it looks a lot like some of the S&W revolvers Ive seen and i was wondering if anyone knows of S&W grips that would fit on the gun because i'm trying to restore it thanks.

MS - Welcome to the Forum.

Please post a picture of the grip frame of your revolver - we may be able to help you if we know exactly what you have. Put a tape measure next to the butt when you take a picture so we can see the width [of the butt of the gun]
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Try Pachmayr's rubber target grip for K frame should fit.
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Here is a picture of what i have i know this isnt a great gun but it was free and its all i got from my grand father but i just dnt like the original grips any help would be appreciated thanks.

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Welcome to the forum. If you got the gun from your grandfather, enough said. I have several guns that I have been handed down that I will never get rid of, and hopefully my grandkids will not get rid of either. I would think some there should be some way to secure S&W replacement stocks to that frame.
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The grip frame looks more like a Mark III Colt than a S&W. At 2" it's too big for K frame stocks to fit and the design is so unlike S&W I doubt anything for a Smith will work.

Try Numrich Arms (sometimes called Gun Parts Corporation) as they have many out of print parts.
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Hi Matthew,

Welcome to the forum. If you haven't already done so, you may want to visit the local gun show and check out the grip vendors. There are usually always a couple of vendors with boxes of grips that they'll be happy to help you with -just watch your pocket book and make sure you're happy with the fit.

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I may be wrong but that picture sure looks like the D frame for colt as in the second version detective special,diamondback,agent, grips.Go over to a local gun shop that will work with you.I have extra grips that are rubber and wood for that model gun.PM me and I will be happy to send them to you and if they don't fit just pay the kindness foward and give them to someone who will use them......God Bless.....Mike
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