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I have a 1917 snubbie that is headed to W.Va. to be parkerized. It currently sports a very worn set of magna grips.

I'm looking for suggestions for grips to replace the worn magnas. It will be a carry gun so I don't want targets or anything big. I am not having it round butted-it will remain square.

I am thinking some Executioner stags with a Tyler T might look good with the park. Thoughts?

Thanks,
Dave
 

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Several of my guns have the stags and Tyler-T combination. I heartily recommend it..
 

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I failed to take the before pics!

I've given the gunsmith a few options. I shipped yesterday and when he receives it, we will talk more.

The simple option is fabricate and install a front sight. However, I bought a 625-10 barrel from Numrich a while back. I included it with the gun. We will discuss it and the -10 barrel may go on instead.

When that's done, it will be parkerized.

Turn around time is supposed to be ~2 weeks.

I think stags will be the ticket.

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Update- I had my local FFL ship this through the post office.

The PO has lost control of this revolver. They (post office) don't seem too concerned about a missing firearm.

They can't tell the FFL where the gun is.

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Please tell us it was insured
 

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It is insured for more than it's worth.

I am thinking about an email to the Postmaster General to explain the situation and how little our local postmaster seems to care.

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That would probably be a good idea. Maybe even a visit in person..

Let us know how this works out..
 

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Dave,
Did you use Registered Mail? I have discussed shipping handguns thru the mail (I have a C&R) with postal inspectors and all have agreed that they have no problem with this if you have an FFL...IF you use Registered Mail.

I had a Victory shipped to me and the shipper sent it via Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation...he did a pixx poor job of shipping and it arrived with the snout sticking through the box! Ugh!! I was told by my local Post Office to call the regional postal inspector...I did so at the post office...he verified my FFL (I explained mine and the shipper's FFLs were C&R...he did not give a flip...he was very courteous but firm that the Post Office is fine with handgun shipments ONLY if the shipper has an FFL and uses Registered Mail...it's their MOST secure method to ship since each piece is locked up each step of it's journey. He then called my local postmaster and told him to release the package to me.

While we talked, he told me he did not care if the gun was 50 years old...that was not his concern, that was BATFs concern...he just wanted to be sure handguns went between FFLs via Registered Mail so they could be kept safe the entire journey. A reasonable request IMHO.

He also recommended NOT using any words in the labeling that would indicate the contents. For example, he recommended NOT labeling the box as: "Bob's Gun Shop" or "Smith & Wesson Customer Service" rather...."Bob's G. Shop" or "SWCS".

Just thought I'd pass this along.

Good luck locating your gun!!

FWIW, I can generally ship about any handgun via Registered Mail (including a 8 and 3/8" N-frame with display case or box) for under $25.00 and that includes the insurance. This is generally less than UPS/FedEx. You need to complete the form, but that's no big deal.

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Bob,
I used my local FFL as it's cheaper than UPS overnight.

They shipped registered mail. They shipped through one of satellite post offices not the main one here. I suspect it was stolen by someone in the PO as it has never been scanned into the system.

I could be wrong but it's a "fishy" situation.

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Dave,
If it went Registered...chances are real good they will be all over that shipment~!!

I hope!

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I emailed the Postmaster General last night.
I'll be interested to see if I get a response.
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It's been about 36 hours since I emailed the PM General.
Nary a peep so far.
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Update:
No response from the Postamaster General.

The FFL has remained in contact w/the local postmaster. The local PM has advised the FFL to file a claim for the insurance money.

The FFL did that today and was told "you must prove the value of the gun shipped!"

We printed off several 1917 auctions from GB and will provide them to the PM.

Amazing!
Dave
 
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