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Old 07-20-2020, 07:04 PM
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I've heard of roper grips but never knew anything about them until today. I was looking at revolvers on Gunbroker and saw a registered magnum with a set of grips I recognized. I read the description and seller said they were ropers. I inherited a model 14 from my dad and it had these grips on it. I have since put factory targets on the gun. From the little googling I did ropers are valuable. Any thoughts on weather these are authentic?
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Old 07-20-2020, 07:58 PM
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Most certainly authentic! Beautiful grips and hard to find K frames without a thumbrest at that. And I'm curious, anything else special about the Mod 14 - modified hammer/trigger?

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Iíve heard and seen Ropers since I was kid and probably had a few pieces with them but never really figured they were real valuable. They werenít rare in the 60ís so wondering whatís a set like these worth these days ?
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They sure look like original Ropers to me.
The telltale 2 smaller hook indents indicating
where the maker had them set up to work on them on the backsides usually mean Roper produced grips.
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It's a 14-3 with a target trigger. Wear on each side of the barrel near the muzzle. Need to do some research on why my pics are upside down.
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Your stocks look a lot like mine. Mine are K round butt to square conversions. Likely not too many of these around.



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Your stocks look a lot like mine. Mine are K round butt to square conversions. Likely not too many of these around.
Oh my!!! Iíve seen quite a few Ropers but those are outstanding. Choice wood on top of a rare configuration.
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They werenít rare in the 60ís so wondering whatís a set like these worth these days ?
I bet they'd exceed $600 on ebay.
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Beautiful Ropers!!!
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It's a 14-3 with a target trigger. Wear on each side of the barrel near the muzzle. Need to do some research on why my pics are upside down.
Welcome! I agree they appear to be original Roper stocks; a few talented stock makers today make replicas today, but the signs of earlier production methods show on yours.

Your model 14 looks original/stock and may be worth about the same as the Ropers . Enjoy!
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