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Old 05-16-2018, 09:29 PM
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Default Are These Walnut N Frame Targets?

I purchased what were advertised as K/L frame grips. When they arrived I tried fitting them to my Model 19 and they don't fit. I don't have a square butt N frame to test them. Do these appear to be N frame? Also, can someone verify if they are walnut? I will say...they are gorgeous.

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I’d say yes,N Walnut
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:35 PM
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Definitely N frame, and appears to be Walnut.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:53 PM
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Look like N frame Walnut to me. Beautiful!
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Nice pair! I vote N frame walnut.
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Because they’re too big for a K frame. See last picture.
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The SB K frame with football cutout that I have came off a 1968 Model 19-3

On the inside of both haves is S&W factory stamped KT WAL(K frame Target Walnut)

The right half also has RH5214
The left half also has LH5210

The grips can be seen in my ad in the Accessories For Sale Forum.
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Now you have a good excuse to buy an N-frame. Win win.
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I have a pair just like those on a M27. Walnut, for sure.
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Looks to be the case!
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If you are thinking that perhaps your walnut grips should look different in coloration have no concern there are many species of walnut leading to a full spectrum of light to dark brown depending on the species and where the wood was cut from the log. As a woodworker in my 20's I was fortunate to have worked on many projects that used (American Black Walnut) so it is what my eye was trained to expect. I always thought that S&W grips were made from the lighter color and density English walnut but that question has always come back to bother me. If someone knows of the specific species the lighter color grips come from please chime in.
Here are a pair of "K" frame American Black Walnut by Ajax I recently purchased from another Forum member because they took me back to the day. The link is to what I thought and now question what your actual grips are made from as most other S&W's stocks.

English Walnut | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification ...
English Walnut | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwood)
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