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Old 05-06-2012, 06:09 PM
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I have a local pawn shop that has two absolute BEAT UP, terrible looking pre-model 10's, one of which is a 5 screw. Marked $430 each (lol) The thing is, they both have REALLY good condition grips. One of them is a 6", and it has diamond target non-football grips, one has diamond magnas.

I have no use for these guns, but was really considering going in with a few dollars and a set of pachmayrs to offer up a trade.

This I think takes some moxy, anyone ever tried to do this?

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Old 05-06-2012, 06:21 PM
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I do it whenever I get a chance.

Cash is king in a pawnshop. Give it a shot.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:23 PM
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It's worth a try. Offer something to replace the grips and some $$.

Years ago I convinced a local shop that the ambidextrous grips on my target gun would make his gun easier to sell. (both left and right handers would be interested.)
That and $50.00 netted me a set of Nils ergonomic grips. (value $269.)
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I talked a pair of pre-war Magnas off of a post-war gun once-
"Those are the wrong grips for that gun, I'll give you $100 for them"
& got a pair of Ropers off a Colt Officers Model, both at gun shows.
That's 2 over a 43 year period. It's a challenge but worth the effort
& a pawn shop might be a good place to try it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:54 PM
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Both these guns have been sitting there for months and will be there for quite a long time, so it's worth a shot
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I bought a pair of Sanderson maple stocks off a K-38. I just kept throwing money until the owner gave in.




I also purchased several guns because of the stocks that were on it. That's how I ended up with this Colt .357 for $26 and change.

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I've done it. I also took in a pair of replacements.
Don't act too eager for a trade though...
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Got these at a pawnshop already off the gun, whatever that was. Perfect for me.
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I did it once but the gut threw the gun in for free, I thought 350. for the grips was a little on the pricey side but what the heck, I needed them.
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Done all of the above and then some.
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Never had any luck with it. But I did buy a 44 2nd model one time with a spectacular set of prewar large medallions. It was a nice gun with some modest engraving on it. I took it back to my table and harvested them. The gun was clearly a 1920s gun with nice 1930s wood.

So along comes David Carroll and takes on glance at the gun and screams "you're the one". Apparently I stole his intended purchase out from under him. Its called decisive buying. So he wanted the gun, nekkid or not. And I very willingly sold it to him, getting the grips for free. Everybody went home happy.

And I've bought a couple of guns over the years to harvest the boxes. Right boxes for me, wrong guns in them. It makes my partner Joe kind of nervous. He's afraid the BATFE is watching all the time, just waiting to bust both of us for "operating a business" because we buy and sell the same day. Except the reason for my buy was to get the extras, and I didn't even want the stupid gun. Just the box.
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...they both have REALLY good condition grips...
Isn't it not easier to just look for the grips online and/or placing an ad here in the classified section?
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I walked into a gunshop one day and saw the owner take a Model 27 out of a presentation case with a pair of Birdseye Maple stocks on it. He commented on the "****** pair of grips". I was going home from a gunshow and I happened to have a bag full of oversized Target N's in the car. I went out and got the bag. I came in and offered him any pair in the bag and $100.00. He replied "With pleasure". I think we both came away happy.
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Isn't it not easier to just look for the grips online and/or placing an ad here in the classified section?

Might be easier,but will most likely be a helluva lot more expensive. Most people here know what they got.
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No but I've purchased firearms for the grips. Last was a very finished challenged I frame with a pair of factory MOPs.
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Yes I've done that a few times over the years, like my Mother told me, "just ask, all they can do is ay no" Good luck!
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Just did it, sort of.....OGCA last weekend a guy had a 686 PC with Crimson Trace Grips on it and lying beside it in the PC case, a set of very nice Factory RB combat grips with amazing grain. I asked him if the combats were for sale separately, he says, Yes but those are custom (as soon as i heard "custom" i figured i would hear an astronomical price) and they would be $60.00....I literally CHOKED...."Okay, I'll take 'em"
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I also purchased several guns because of the stocks that were on it. That's how I ended up with this Colt .357 for $26 and change.

$26 is a little high for a set of Pachmayrs, isn't it?

Seriously, I'd rather have those on a gun than almost anything else, and they are on most of my revolvers. They fit my hands well and reduce somewhat the effects of recoil. And they don't scratch and ding like other materials do.

Runner-up for me is Uncle Mike's. Naturally, they quit making them...
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Ah, the challenge of it all. Seeing what you want and seeing what it takes to get it. Reminds me of being single in the bar scene.
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These combat grips were on a very well worn 686 in a local gun shop that I deal with often. I asked the manager if I could buy the grips and he told me that he did not have any replacement grips to put back on his 686. I offered him $50 and a Hogue rubber grip that I had in my car. We did the grip swap and when I handed him the $50, he handed the money back to me. Sometimes good deals get even better.

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Why shucks...Who ain't!

Wrassl'd these off'n a feller one time...Well off'n his SAA, anyways.




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Wrassl'd these off'n a feller one time...Well off'n his SAA, anyways.




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I bought a set of k frame square butt combats off a model 15 at a gun show.
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@ the Op, I have a sad story to share...

Went to a very, very, very small town gunshow about five years ago.

I was looking for a WWII 1911, in original condition. There was an old fellar there selling Colt grips for all sorts of models and date ranges...all new old stock (NOS) in the original packaging...none were more than $40-50 dollars. I bought two sets of grips and walked out disappointed cuz I didn't find the 1911 I was looking for...bout two weeks passed and I was kickin' myself for not buying his complete inventory...never saw him at a show afterwards
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LGS had a used M27 come in on trade for a tacticool something or other.
They called me to evaluate it, as they usually do.
Biggest problem was that it was wearing non-original smooth target stocks.
Swapped them a set of standard checked ones straight across.
Sort of quid-pro-quo for helping with them evaluate Smiths.

Stocks do look nice on my 29-2:
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