Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present All NON-PINNED Barrels, the L-Frames, and the New Era Revolvers


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-01-2020, 08:35 PM
rustychip's Avatar
rustychip rustychip is offline
Member
New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: west central indiana
Posts: 16
Likes: 23
Liked 28 Times in 10 Posts
Default New L Frame Grip Panels

I wanted to replace the ugly rubber grips on my 686-4 so I bought some k/l frame round butt panels from Midway, the description says they are diamondwood which is I think is birch ply stained to look like walnut, that was ok and that is what I thought I would be receiving but what I got was solid walnut. Here are a few pics of everything, anybody got an idea who might have made these grips? The last picture is what I thought I was getting. I'm not complaining just curious.
Attached Thumbnails
New L Frame Grip Panels-model-684-4-jpg   New L Frame Grip Panels-backside-jpg   New L Frame Grip Panels-frontside-jpg   New L Frame Grip Panels-grip-jpg  
__________________
Rustychip
NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-01-2020, 09:08 PM
Nick B Nick B is offline
US Veteran
New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels  
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: S.W. Fl.
Posts: 1,280
Likes: 280
Liked 671 Times in 272 Posts
Default

Probably Altamont. How’s the fit along the back strap ?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-01-2020, 09:48 PM
rustychip's Avatar
rustychip rustychip is offline
Member
New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels  
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: west central indiana
Posts: 16
Likes: 23
Liked 28 Times in 10 Posts
Default

The fit on the back strap is good, overall finish is excellent, I don't think they are Altamonts, here are the two they offer. Plus the Altamonts were twice the price.
Attached Thumbnails
New L Frame Grip Panels-altamont-classic-jpg   New L Frame Grip Panels-altamont-service-jpg  
__________________
Rustychip
NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 08-01-2020, 10:30 PM
Jason Demond's Avatar
Jason Demond Jason Demond is offline
Member
New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels  
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Keller, TX
Posts: 73
Likes: 49
Liked 102 Times in 36 Posts
Default

They are most definitely Altamonts.

I have several pair all bought from them, with various markings on the back. The lastest grips no longer say Altamont, but have the model they fit cnc cut in the backs of them. They mostly work in laminate, but will cut them from real wood once in a while. The laminate is hard as hell, but I prefer real wood.

I would advise you to seal the back of them with something though. I have had good results with Tru-Oil. It's just to keep whatever you put on the gun under the grips, from soaking into the wood.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-02-2020, 09:38 AM
jcs266's Avatar
jcs266 jcs266 is offline
Member
New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels New L Frame Grip Panels  
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Rural mtns of So Cal
Posts: 134
Likes: 77
Liked 141 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Those grips are beautiful! I like that walnut.

That laser engraving is def Altamont's font on all the ones I've seen.
__________________
4” 629-3, 4" 617-6, 4" 686-6

Last edited by jcs266; 08-02-2020 at 09:40 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S&W #639 , #659 grip panels georgek472 Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 10 09-27-2019 09:53 PM
2.0 grip panels k31scout Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 4 01-29-2018 12:50 PM
M39 grip panels Ohsheepdog WANTED to Buy 0 09-01-2017 03:32 PM
WTT: SW 4506/1006 Straight Grip & Hogue Rubber Grip Panels duncan Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 1 03-12-2017 02:13 AM
669 grip panels jbbatok Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 3 11-23-2008 12:37 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)