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Old 11-24-2010, 01:59 PM
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Default Model 22-4 Thunder Ranch .45acp

Gentlemen, I will soon be driving across Michigan to pick up the subject pistol. As best as I can tell, this piece is still classified as an N-frame, square butt. Am I correct?

I ask as I will be ordering new custom grips for it and want to be sure. Thanks.
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Sir,

You are correct.
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Yes, N Frame square butt that comes from the factory with the Altamont Magnas. These grips are small and for my medium size hand I use a Tyler T and it works fine.

If your glove size is larger than a 9 I recommend a larger grip.
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Yes you are correct. It is an N frame with a square butt. I have owned three of these and still have one.
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Well ... you've found the answer already. Yup - the TR is a square butt N frame.


22-4 SN# TR00xx


I find the grips a bit small, and was thinking about trying a Tyler T grip with it. Good to see that's working for someone.
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Since this is turning into a pic thread to prove-up the square butt.

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Thanks to all. By the way... nice guns!
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Can I play?
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I ain't got no pitchers, but I got one just like that except mine gots stags by executioner on it.
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I know I'm in the minority but would it be possible to modify the square butt to a round?
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A set of Ahrends stocks improves the handling on these greatly.
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....or Eagles....or darn near anything to replace those midget grips.
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I pu a set a Magnas from a Model 28 on mine with a T-Grip.
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It is possible to modify a square butt to round butt configuration but it is expensive and you will never recover the cost in a trade or out right sale. I say that after having several N-frames round-butted. The following examples are still in the safe.




Top picture is my 45 ACP Mountain Gun in blue steel, a version S&W never offered. Below that is a 27-2 that was re-built, round-butted then bead blasted and blued.

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I know I'm in the minority but would it be possible to modify the square butt to a round?

I have a model 21-4 that is a round butt and I wish it was a square butt. I never did like round butts but I guess that is what makes us individuals. Different strokes.
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Default Thunder ranch 22-4

I f I may ask what did you pay for it I'm looking to purchase one
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