J frame grips, round vs. square butt?


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Old 05-19-2010, 01:26 AM   #1
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As the title states, I think I may have already figured out my problem. A second opinion never hurts, right? All the awesome revolver pron flying around the pics thread convinced me it was time to have some fun with my model 60. I asked my local shop owner if he had any wooden grips for a smith j frame. All he had were slim wooden frames that were clearly well loved over several decades. the price was right, so I went for it. This is my first attempt at switching grips. I ultimately want a set of badgers but I need to try a cheaper boot cut grip first. I think I'm going to exchange what I bought for a set of Pachmayrs. Does anyone else agree something is wrong in these pictures?



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Old 05-19-2010, 02:37 PM   #2
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Definitely something wrong... they aren't J frame grips. Looks like round butt K frame from the picture.



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Mmmm... yep

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f12/tango-s-guide-great-firearm-pictures-23120/

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thanks guys! i'll have to make a return later today.

ps. sorry for the crappiness of the pics, all i have is my cell phone.

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The revolver is certainly a round butt J-frame as the coil mainspring is a dead giveaway. All K-frames use a leaf style mainspring, which is why they generally have a better trigger. The grips look like square butt J-frames - which aren't very common at all. I had an old Model 63 that was square butt but I haven't seen many...

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Grips definately look like K-frame round butt grips.

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I exchanged the square butt grip for a NEW Pachmayr. I am amazed at how much better the gun feels in my hand compared to the original grip.

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Pachmayr grips are great aren't they?

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absolutely! Dare I say my model 60 feels a lot manlier?

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Can I get the model # or name of that new grip?



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