Need a little help

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by KimberFan, May 25, 2013.

  1. KimberFan

    KimberFan New Member

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    I have this S&W .38 Special, it has a cracked grip and I wanted to replace it but
    I'm having a little issue locating the correct ones. It's a "J" frame according to the serial number but, the replacement grips I got for it come up short along the bottom and on the sides...can anyone offer some help on what would be the correct replacements? I appreciate it!
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  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Kimber can we see the full gun? From what I can see it almost looks like a K Frame? But can not tell without seeing the complete weapon.

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  3. KimberFan

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    It very well could be, I'm just going off the serial number on the bottom, it stated a "J" which I thought was the model.
    Here's the pistol.
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  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Kimber,

    That is a J Frame!

    Did you specifically order those grips for your S&W J Frame. They are definitely not factory grips. Only a thought, I think they probably are for some company's similar copy of a S&W J Frame. Could possibly even call their model a J Frame since that is just a size designation. Which would explain why the dimensions are different. I noticed they also do not fit on the sides at the top. Your pistol is a J Frame. I have never known an original set or set made for a S&W J Frame to be that way.

    By the way NICE J FRAME!
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  5. KimberFan

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    Thank You, Sniper. I appreciate the help, this info helps. I bought them from grip company out of N.C. online. Do you or anyone know a link or place I can get a good set of proper replacement grips for this? I'm not a revolver man and could use the info. It doesn't have to be a pearl set either. Thanks for the compliment as well!
     
  6. Doc3402

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    KimberFan,

    As of a week ago last Tuesday my LGS had one set of direct replacements for the grips that are cracked. If you want I will check on them for you Monday. They closed about 20 minutes ago or I would do it now. They only had the one set, so let me know soon.
     
  7. KimberFan

    KimberFan New Member

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    I sure would appreciate that! Please let me know. Thank You!
     
  8. Doc3402

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    I will check when they open around 10 AM Monday.
     
  9. KimberFan

    KimberFan New Member

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    Doc. Not to worry! I found some in my area here too. I appreciate you stepping up for me. Thank You!
     
  10. Doc3402

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    Not a problem. I'm glad you found something.
     
  11. Gonzilla

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    OP- did you get your grip? I've got a J frame wood grip somewhere in the house. Mine came w Pachymr grip and it is worth it.

    These guns recoil more than you'd think and a good grip is essential.

    PS: Sweet Model 60 - couldn't spot one mark on it.