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Old 02-04-2010, 06:07 PM
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Onomea - these are the same two sets of grips on their guns - the cokes are on the right showing a slight palm swell. Yes, I believe you are correct about the origin of the nickname "coke" - it is similar to the shapely coca cola bottle.
Many coke grips vary on the amount of swell from the beginning to the end of their existence. I have had some with hardly any swell. One thing for sure that exists is the larger {checkered area} on all Cokes and these were the only grips that had this larger area.
That is why I reference the checked area versis the palm swell - you can't go wrong and it is much easier to help people identify them.
The "book" uses the '55 to '68 guideline

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