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I need a little help. I have a Colt Police Positive in .22 cal. The gun rates at a conservative 97.5 %. Can anyone assist me in finding an original set of wood grips for this gun. The grips need to be in excellent condition to match the gun. This model used black hard rubber grips until about 1921-wood thereafter.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Nothing like a nice condition old Colt.

Thanks, Rojo.
 

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Have you checked the obvious places? Such as Colt of course and Gun Parts Corp. and maybe even old Western Scrounger? Those seem rather obvious starting places but really are about all I can come up with. You can post a want ad on the Classifieds but it seems a rather long shot that is gonna deliver.

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John,
There is a Colt Forum, I believe it is ColtForum.com

Try there as they, too, have a classified ad section.
 

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Thank you guys for the replies. I have tried Gun Parts and several places that specialilze in Colt parts. I have yet to try Old Western Scrounger. It seems that everywhere I contact, they either just sold out, or the grips are not for my model. I heard somewhere that only about 24 K of the target models were made up until about 1941. So, it's probably going to take awhile before something turns up.

I have some people on the alert. If you hear or see some during your travels, I would appreciate a heads-up.

Thanks again.
John (Rojo)
 

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John,
Gun shows? I always see tons of grips at them. From the newest to really antique. Found a like new set for an early S&W K-22 in like new condition once for $8 for the pair!!

Keep shopping!
 

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bfoster,

It's late hear in Cal. I want to thank you for your reply. I will contact that site in the morning. If someone there does not have them, I bet they know where the grips can be found. Some of those seasond Colt collectors seem to know where every nook & cranny is located.

I have a few pre war Colts, but most of mine start in the late 40's. I have semi autos and revolvers. My favorites being Colt target auto .22's. I just love that old quality craftsmanship that used to be the standard. These guns will never be made again. Seems that quality these days is a bead blast finish dipped or sprayed with Bruniton or similar, and a .007-9 gap between the forcing cone and cylinder.

Thank you again.
Rojo
 
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