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Here's mine on a 27-2

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Those grips are absolutely Scrumptious! Could I persuade you to share the maker's name, and the kind of wood they are made of? Thanks.

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The Grips are Kieth Brown mini cokes. Walnut. And, thank you. (smile)

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Can anyone tell me what kind of S&W these stocks came on, and the kind of wood they are made of? I bought them in a small gun store in Alaska in 1995. they are dated APR 14 xxxx? The only S&W that I own, that they fit, is a 629-3 Magna Classic 1-1000. Here are pictures of them. Thanks.

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Can anyone tell me what kind of S&W these stocks came on, and the kind of wood they are made of? I bought them in a small gun store in Alaska in 1995. they are dated APR 14 xxxx? The only S&W that I own, that they fit, is a 629-3 Magna Classic 1-1000. Here are pictures of them. Thanks.

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I give up. This is the fourth time that I have blundered around, "like a blind Dog in a Meat Market", trying to find information, about these stocks. I made mistakes in previous inquiries, then corrected them, asked poorly stated questions, and corrected that. Now that I, have made a "Donkey" of myself, I have decided, that I don't really need to know that information about them. Thanks anyway.

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Chubbo the wood is Goncalo Alves.
The guns are many of the 3" round butt N frames both nickel and blued.

A nice vintage set picked up today

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Our member, Weatherby, answered the questions, I asked about a pair of round but, N frame grips, in post #106. The picture I posted, of my, 1991 629 MagnaClassic, was the MagnaClassic, with it's original "Combat Concalo Alves" Stocks. Now, I need to know the kind of wood, that S&W used to make the stocks, of a deeper red color, that I bought in Alaska in 1995. I have shown both pairs of stocks, the lighter colored pair on the bottom, are the pair that came on the MagnaClassic. Thanks.
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I like some of the old GA too

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Our member, Weatherby, answered the questions, I asked about a pair of round but, N frame grips, in post #106. The picture I posted, of my, 1991 629 MagnaClassic, was the MagnaClassic, with it's original "Combat Concalo Alves" Stocks. Now, I need to know the kind of wood, that S&W used to make the stocks, of a deeper red color, that I bought in Alaska in 1995. I have shown both pairs of stocks, the lighter colored pair on the bottom, are the pair that came on the MagnaClassic. Thanks.
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My best guess is that both sets are Goncalo Alves.
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Not sure of the age of these grips. Picked them up for $30 AU dollars at a local Gunshow. Am going to have a go at refinishing them myself.
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That set with black washers and no diamond
Should be 1968-74 for a general idea.
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Here is my nicest looking N frame targets. Came on the 8 3/8" 25-5 I cut to 5" and fitted with a recessed 45 colt cylinder made from a recessed 29 cylinder
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Picked up some stocks yesterday. They are original finish N black washer Magnas. I am not a good judge when it comes to stock size. Bought them as K, for my 17. They were too big! So they went on my 28 no dash. The only I could have got them cheaper, was to get free. Cleaned them with beeswax cleaner and good to go. Bob
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Got the extra sets out for some fresh air yesterday.
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Leatherhead23 and db,
Great pictures! I like seeing pictures of fine wood and leather as much as I do seeing the guns themselves. These days the vintage, very nice ones are all worth their weight in gold. They don't really even need to be rare to bring the bucks. Love all the pictures so far........keep them coming!
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My newly acquired 25-5 has nice factory stocks. They're not hard on my eyes to look at and make the rest of the revolver, for me, a "Black Beauty."

S&W Model 25-5 "45 Target" in .45 Colt.






Thanks for looking at the stocks on my 25-5 "Black Beauty."

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I switched to un-checkered S&W target stocks for my older 686. My newer 617 also sports un-checkered square butt target stocks. I hate black rubber, and checkering on beautiful wood.
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Earlier Goncalo Alves stocks:

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Extras I guess as I can't afford the proper metal storage units.

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Seems to be a lot of nice wood out here...GREAT THREAD !

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One of today's projects was restoring this set of K-Frame smooth magna stocks. These arrived dipped in oil-based poly that had yellowed terribly, making the medallions appear gold in color and hiding the beautiful wood. They turned out nice.

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Watching this thread I've noticed that several questions have been asked about the light colored, concalo Alves grips, or as some members called them "blond". My take on S&W's choice of wood, of light color to issue on their shiny revolvers, such as stainless steel, nickeled, or bright aluminum might be wrong, but, it seems to me that it's their choice most of the time, and It's most often, Concalo Alves. A dark wood, that had more contrast, would seem to me, to be a better choice, but, everyone has an opinion. Here is my 1977 Mod. 27-2 6" nickeled revolver, wearing it's original grips, the "blond" Concalo Alves grips, of S&W's choice.

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Update ....... The original pics show a new to me set of N frame targets that Iíd just purchased. They now reside on my 4Ē M28-2 and just feel damn good.



I just bought another M28-2 from 1968 with absolutely gorgeous diamond targets (I donít know if original) in the 6Ē configuration. And Iím not gonna lie, I upped my max bid by $100 because of the stocks. And no buyerís remorse.



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Nice set of smooth targets on a mid '70s M-27.

A better than average looking set of standard grips on an early M-41.

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Boy O Boy, there are so, so many "drool worthy" grips in this thread.

Leatherhead23, those 2 pairs of ivory target grips are amazing!
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My favorites are the deep dished pre WWI gold medallion handles.

N Frame 1915:





K Frame 1911:




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I'm one of the (few possibly?) ones who happen to really like the lighter wood grains on the target stocks; especially if there's some dark mixed in somewhere, and it doesn't have to be symmetrical to be attractive to me!

For example, my Model 28-2
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These showed up today.

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Here is my M27 no dash, from mid-1960ís, with Target Stocks bought directly from Smith & Wesson, around 1965.
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Favorite pairing is this 27-2 and 19-2 from 1967:
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Here's a set of "Cokes" on a Pre-27...
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For sure: Some stunning wood in here !

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(5 "Not factory"...but -until now- my favorite on the M 29-2 for
universal use: Rosewood Farrant Combats )

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Some more:

1-3 K-sb Combats on M 66-1

(4-5 Here -until now- I can't decide, if I like the checkered or
smooth Hogue's more...)

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Did S&W actually make their stocks or were they subbed out?
also, why in the world are combat stocks so cherished and so high in price?
Were there only a set number made?

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I'll be honest, I find Colt wood grips to work better in the hand on the smaller guns....... :O So I'll add a pic.

But that's not to say the Smith's don't work.





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It's kinda of amazing that, in my opinion, only John Culina and Keith Brown make grips as attractive (and often then some) as S&W old wood shop.
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Wow! John, you might just have one of the best looking revolver/grips combinations on the planet. The patina of age and good use is just dripping from this one, and while some favor the pristine or NIB look, yours is the one that calls my name.
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