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My shooting buddy gifted me these finely-crafted custom grips, presumably acquired after liberal application of medicinal spirits.


If these aren’t the pinnacle of the grip maker’s art, I don’t know what is.

Modeled on a 1980 agency-marked M66.





I mean, just LOOK at that fitment...





Here they are, next to some puny Target Grips on a 686-1




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Doc44 will be contacting you to put those on one of his museum pieces. Hold out for big money.
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I kind of like them, just the thing for a south of the border day of the dead celebration.
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Mexican Dia De Los Muertos folk art?
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Designed by the Grateful Dead???
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Designed by the Grateful Dead???
At least by someone recently attending one of their shows...
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Well now ya got your zombie apocalypse gun. Check that off the list.
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I could learn to like those if I drank more...a lot more.
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Chevy Chase in "The Three Amigos Meet Hatian Voodoo"
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One word...
Subtle.
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Might have found those near the site of a large bonfire along with several goat carcasses and a stone altar.
Different strokes .......
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Those scream TACO BARBECUE!!!!
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I will agree that someone GAVE them to you; but, what is with the GIFTED??
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I will agree that someone GAVE them to you; but, what is with the GIFTED??
Whenever I see that word, I think it must be German, maybe short for "vergiftet"... in this case it may actually apply...
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Hmmm, the designer might have at least considered...

1) Using a Hogue style mount to prevent the 3rd eye on each skull,

2) Losing the S&W medallions to stave off a lawsuit, and most importantly...

3) Drinking less Tequila! 🤢
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Am I crazy or does the wood in the 2nd pic look like plywood? If so, that's the crowning touch...
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Samples from a tattoo parlor job application?
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Isn’t collecting about seeking scarce or rare items? I’m guessing these are one of one. Probably extremely valuable as they may have been on Pancho Villa’s barbecue gun. At least that’s what I’d say in my eBay ad when I sold him
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Well, I'm in the minority. If they weren't lumpy and lopsided and if they fit worth something that holds water back, I wouldn't mind the artwork at all.

Kind of a psychedelic, hippy dippy, acid trip motif.

They remind me of the velvet Elvis paintings from years back.
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All right.....I've been looking (and not with Google); where in the world did he buy these. I gottsa know.
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Am I crazy or does the wood in the 2nd pic look like plywood? If so, that's the crowning touch...
I enlarged the photo and it appears to be wood with a bad coat of clear finish with many dimples.
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I don't have a friend that dislikes me enough to gift me something like these grips.
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All right.....I've been looking (and not with Google); where in the world did he buy these. I gottsa know.
Knowing his imbibing habits, I would think it rhymes with Flea Hay.


Who knows, it could have been the tail-end of a bender where he woke up -again- at Señor Frog’s after some poker.


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After several requests, here are the backside of these grips. Some have suggested that they’re all backside.





That famous “Good Enough” fitment.





The suggestion that there are possibly 30 more of these gives me the shivers...



Mother-of-mother-of-pearl. Simulated.
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I would take the gun with those on them to the range just for the reaction.
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I would take the gun with those on them to the range just for the reaction.
I can say that these grips fit my large paws better than 95% of the grips I own.

They will be taken to the range.
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"Now son, before you and my precious daughter go out on your date tonight, let me first show you a little something to think about around that time you're supposed to be getting her home..."
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