bought some original style grips for my 10-8. Actually I think it feels better in my hand with these as opposed to the large target grips that were on it when I bought it.
I tried to buy a pair of genuine ones from S&W, a month went by without a peep from them and my credit card was never charged. I sent them an email asking what was up & they replied we will charge your card when your order is processed, thank you for your business. No mention of when my order would be processed or when I could expect them, even though I asked. They must've been growing a walnut tree from seed & waiting for it to mature before they made my grips from it.
I canceled my order & bought this pair from Numrich, they had them in the mail the next day & delivered 3 days later.
the gun is import marked, maybe i'll give S&W another chance & see if I can get the history letter for this. I wonder if it was a service revolver in another country?