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Old 08-15-2016, 06:39 AM
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On Ropers and Favorite Guns

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Hello all! I just joined this forum so I could show you this gun. My brother acquired it yesterday. Two things I've learned since, what a 'Fitz Special' is, and what Roper grips look like. I know this is not a real Fitz Special, but it is a really nice rendition on an old S&W 1905[?] I think. Serial # 8339xx

After looking at all of the pics in this thread I do not see any grips of this particular style. Are there any out there??

Any info on this gun or grips is greatly appreciated!


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Welcome to the forum. Neat gun. That style of Roper grips was popular on Colt Detective Specials. Similar examples are pictured in his books.
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Another K set.
Where are my N's

If anyone knows of any significance to the name
M.F Roman please let me know his name is on these.
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May as well add that other pair also.
By far my favorites
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... on at least one pair of my Ropers the name of the original owner for whom the grips were commissioned were written in pencil.

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Another K set.
Where are my N's

If anyone knows of any significance to the name
M.F Roman please let me know his name is on these.
"Be still, my beating heart." That is the very pair of grips I see in my dreams. I pushed the "LIKE" button because we don't have one for "LUST,"

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Triple Lock with Ropers.
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"Be still, my beating heart." That is the very pair of grips I see in my dreams. I pushed the "LIKE" button because we don't have one for "LUST,"

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Charlie I took this picture especially for you.
They are actually what I'd call a combat style.
They have swells incorporated in them for finger placement.
Kind of hard to picture properly.
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Charlie I took this picture especially for you.
They are actually what I'd call a combat style.
They have swells incorporated in them for finger placement.
Kind of hard to picture properly.
Thanks! They look super from all angles.
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My two pair; on my 8 3/4" RM Reg# 108 and my 6" RM Reg# 596..........





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Awesome Terry thanks for posting them.
Now I know where my N frame set is.
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Found these a few weeks back. Now I need to find a proper revolver to complement them. Im not sure what model it would be.




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I think i know where those grips came from I was watching them really wishing they were Smith Wesson. I am sure you will enjoy them they are really nice.
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I think i know where those grips came from I was watching them really wishing they were Smith Wesson. I am sure you will enjoy them they are really nice.
You guessed it!
I'm lucky to own them. Up to about 30 now I think.
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I know it's not a Smith, but it appears to have Ropers on it, thought someone might be interested.

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Just picked up a new set of Ropers.

There's good, there's bad, but overall I am very pleased. I really needed to handle a set of these "Trigger Stop" stocks (if that's a good name for them?).

I think the pictures tell the tale, no screw, absolute butchery on the left panel. The fit is still excellent, right hand palm swell, they fit my hand beautifully.

The trigger stop is.. odd. Until I have a screw I can't actually shoot with them, but dry firing is interesting. They are usable SA and very odd, but I think maybe good, with DA. The stocks stop your finger at just the right point before firing, then you sort of flex your knuckle a bit and you finish the pull.

I can both understand why these never went anywhere (it's weird and of dubious functionality), never the less I do really love them.











I have an..update? I guess you could say.

I finally found an old catalog of mine that sheds some light on this particular feature:


helpfully dated, something that is sadly lacking on a lot of these old catalogs.

The page in the catalog I think is of interest is here:


So assuming this is correct, this would be called a Sharrock, and the design isn't so much a trigger stop as it forces you to just squeeze the trigger to fire.

I will say, when I still had these stocks, that did seem to be the effect for me. To fire the gun I sort of just flexed my trigger finger knuckle. It was very unnatural and I didn't care for it.

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