Hi there! I roamed the net to and fro and can't find an answer to my question. When did the first bird's head grip appear and are there occurences of such grips on BP Colt revolvers? More specifically I used the best bird 's head grip of one of my 1860 snubnose (Avenging angel) Colts and put it on the best 8" 1860 barrel/frame I could find. The result is an absolutely exquisite gun that litterally disappears under a jacket while in the holster but, more to the point, is a delight to shoot and a real improvement compared (for MY hand and target-shooting style) to the original grip. Of course I know you know what me next question's gonna be: could it have existed at the time (say between 1860 and around 1900 when those cap and balls guns definitely fell out of use for their cartridge counterparts) ? Cheers from Paris France guys!