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Post by LenV Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:05 am

These are K frame grips that fit both round and square butt. The wood is super thin across the back and front and have the best checkering I've ever seen. Maybe not the prettiest but certainly the grippiest. I bought this set from a forum member (name and date lost) and would like to find another set just like them. What I am hoping for is that someone can identify who made them and point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance for any leads.

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Post by Greg Walloch Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:24 am

I think those are John Hurst grips.  2650-plus shooter, a real character.

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Post by Guest Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:27 am

Len,

Do a search on eBay. There are several grips said to be by John Hurst / Fuzzy Farrant like this item 114041034286. But vendor is asking $500. Wow!

I don't know these names. Maybe others can explain.

There is a firm in Thailand producing nice hardwood revolver grips. I want to investigate, but may not get time this trip.

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Post by LenV Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:33 pm

I did the Ebay search. 500.00 grips Wow. I am certain these are not John Hurst grips. The comment about Thailand got me searching in a different direction. I found a set of grips from there that cost 90% less. They look almost identical except for a Mickey Mouse S&W emblem. I suspect this might be the company that made those grips. 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FULL-CHECKER-ROSEWOOD-GRIPS-FOR-S-W-K-L-FRAME-SQ-ROUND-BUTT-by-Siampride/262136122420?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3De30768e5b35b4c6cb35e7fae2cb94d9b%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D114041034286%26itm%3D262136122420%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A784349ee-4131-11ea-8678-74dbd1808fc5%7Cparentrq%3Ae83a48cd16f0a4b77c99f0fbfff9e89c%7Ciid%3A1


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Post by Outthere Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm

Len, more likely than not.

Alot of Hurst's grips required that you cut a portion of the frame at the bottom corner of the frontstrap.
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Post by PhotoEscape Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Len / Roy,
You guys are phenomenal help. I contacted this seller on eBay, asking if he can modify grips to remove finger groves and make it smooth. I'm attracted to checkering on the back, as my hand tends to slide when I shoot revolvers. Of course I can try skate board tape trick, but having grips with checkering is a better, IMO, and it fills the palm better.
Thank you,
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Post by LenV Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:13 pm

Great minds think alike. I ordered a set 2 days ago. I thought they needed an up close and personal inspection. Very Happy I don't mind the little finger grooves. They are like traction bumps.

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Post by LenV Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:41 pm

Fast shipping from Thailand. They are obviously from the same manufacturer. I think they are still using the same piece of wood.

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Post by Guest Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:18 pm

Thailand.

I think the wood is Thai Rosewood. Or Mai Makha in Thai.

My Bullseye box is made with it.

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Post by Robuc Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:47 am

LEN V,
Are you still happy with those grips from SE Asia?? Would you recommend them? I’m looking for more grip surface myself, SW 14-3. I didn’t see any vendor from Thailand on EBay though.

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Post by LenV Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:10 am

I love them. I have the original pair on my 14-6 and the new pair on my 14-8. They look great sitting in the safe. Smile I haven't made it to the range for 4 months. But I have used the original pair a lot. Great grip.
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Post by Robuc Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:14 am

Thank you. You wouldn’t happen to remember who the seller was on eBay would you?

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Post by LenV Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 am

Siampride. They might be on a covid 19 break now too.
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Post by Robuc Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:38 am

I really appreciate the help. Thank you.

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Post by Guest Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:23 pm

Thailand is still locked down. No foreigners allowed in. Airports closed. Internal movement (inter-state) recently opened. Then a spike, now clamping down again. Thailand's #1 business is tourism (currently China, several million visitors per year, hmmm). My missus cannot get out (hmmm!), I cannot get in, and, if I leave USA, I cannot get back in!

I hope that Siampride grips survive and, if and when I do get back to Thailand, I intend to try to go visit their factory and find out what they can really do!

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Post by lyman1903 Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:25 am

re the Fuzzy grips, 


I bought out an old Bullseye shooter's gear and pistols roughly 5  yrs ago or so, 

he kept a couple boxes,  I bought every thing esle (5-6 pistol boxes full, lots of other stuff)

in the haul was a cardboard box like coffee mugs or similar would have shipped in, 

each compartment in that box had  a set of grips, 
some Smith, 
lots of Colt (python and similar frame)
and a good handful of Fuzzy's, 


we knew the python/ colt grips would bring good money (compared to a Smith etc,) but were flabbergasted a what the Fuzzy grips sold for, 


never knew that folks collected grips
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Post by mpolans Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:34 am

I contacted Siampride about a week or two ago.  He said he isn't making any new grips right now because he can't get materials because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Post by Robuc Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:24 pm

mpolans, 
I got the same response a few weeks ago from Siampride.   If you discover he's making them again, would you post that here?  I'll do the same.  Thanks

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