WELCOME! AND CONGRATS on a fine piece. Guess I am the wrong one to ask about AM grips in rubber- Here is mine, as shown here before. These Ivories fit just fine.
I do have a pair of nice Stags FS, but they are for a Mdl 59.
The model 52 is built on the model 39 frame from what I understand. A pair of aftermarket rubber grips made for the model 39 should work. I have seen one picture of a model 52 wearing rubber pac grips on the net and they looked great. I like the wood grips that came with my model 52 no dash, but if I ever get serious about shooting it, I'll be looking for some rubber grips myself.
Tusker, those are some awsome looking ivory grips ! When's the Bar-B-Que?
The rubber grips in this picture came from a M59. I had to trim off some of the grip bottom but I was looking for a thin grip. This M52 upper is on a M39 receiver that has been modified to take M52 .38 special mags. In addition to the aluminum frame weighing less than the M52 steel ones, this gun is double action.
it would appear that the model 52 with s/n a555xxx would be mid to late 1979. i could be reading the book wron... heck... I didn't realize there was such a thing as an autoloader that was chambered in .38 special, wadcutter only! I learn something new here everyday! :mrgreen:
Many, many yeas ago, early 1970'...Sig Sauer made a target pistol that was .38 special for wad cutters only....very slick, and accurate gun...expensive, too.
I was in a deli in NYC and I noticed a NYPD in blue uniform with two shooters on his belt, the required service piece on his left. Asking him what was in his strong side, he told me of the groups it produced, and , if push came to shove, that was the one which he would break leather first....deal with regs later.
A very nice look with that set of ivories. I passed on an ivory set for my Model 52 (no dash) a few years back and I'll regret it forever. I did have Executioner made a set of boned stags for mine. I've got several 1911's with ivory but I'll keep looking for that set of ivories for the Model 52.