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Old 10-03-2018, 03:12 PM
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Default Factory grips for 1969 14-3?

I have a 14-3 that was determined by some kind folks here on the forum to be from 1969.
It has aftermarket grips and I would like to try and find correct looking grips.
They don't have to be the exact year if they look correct.
What details should I be looking for? Thanks
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My 14-3 (from 1974) with its factory magnas. You can find nice sets for $40-70 at the usual places.
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I myself prefer target stocks. My 14-3 wearing them. (have magnas also) Bob
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Another 14-3 with factory magnas


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Beautiful pics!

What determined whether a Target Masterpiece came with Magnas or Targets? Were there other options (trigger, hammer, etc) that would indicate which grips likely came on a 14-3? Or was it random? Or did it just depend on how a retailer ordered it? I'm leaning toward the target grips... I think...

BTW, what the heck is Diamondwood/Dymondwood? Plastic?
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Were there other options (trigger, hammer, etc) that would indicate which grips likely came on a 14-3?
Absolutely not. All combinations of Ts came from the factory. I have both seen and owned Model 14s that came with 1T, 2Ts and 3Ts. My experience with the 14-3 is that more are out there with Magnas than with Targets, regardless of the trigger and hammer configuration.

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Or was it random? Or did it just depend on how a retailer ordered it?
I'm not sure I'd call it "random." I suspect demand was part of the equation. Retail orders to jobbers would have been a factor, but I also suspect retailers were somewhat constrained by what the jobber had in stock.

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"Target" was never part of the model name. Several books, including the SCSW, are misleading on this point. It sort of got corrected in the 4th Edition.
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Here's a photo of part of my K-38 Masterpiece collection. The 3d, 4th and 5th guns (from the top) are Model 14-3. All three have original numbered stocks. Note that they are a mixed bag with respect to the hammer and trigger combinations. This is typical.


Moreover, the 5th gun from the top not only has 2T rather than 3, it is a factory lettered SAO. If configuration dictated target stocks with TT and TH, one would expect that an SAO gun with TT and TH would have target stocks. But they don't. I have another factory SAO that also shipped with Magna stocks.
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Also, look at the second to the bottom gun in the picture above. It is a 14-4. It has the standard trigger and hammer, but shipped with target stocks.
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