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I like wood grips but they have to both look good and be comfortable for shooting. The overall package has to look proportional too so a given set of grips may be good looking but still not look quite right on a particular gun.
These grips were all made in Thailand and are available on Ebay. These look good on K & L frames with 4 to 6 inch barrels. I think this style would be OK on an N frame too. There are no sharp edges or even any rounded off corners.
There is a good variety of coloration but the dark brown wood type doesn’t come up very often
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These are Altamont grips. This style works well on a J frame
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jonesy, I’m glad you mentioned the Thai grips. I have seen them and read some good reviews on them. That may just be the route I go. Thanks. I’ve since moved the Eagles to my 5” 625. They came with the 3” 625 and just felt a little big a fit for it. They balance out better on the 5”.
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I have 7 or 8 sets of Thai grips. All were nicely made and fit great. They are solid hardwood, no plywood, laminate or other wood simulation. I go through and put all of a style i am looking for on my wish list, then go back and compere the ones I picked. Usually out of maybe 5 or 6 set there will be 1 or 2 that have a nice grain pattern, but many are fairly bland. I like an appealing contrast in grain colors if possible. It takes about 3 weeks to get them, but they will show up.
Here is a set that I re-shaped and then refinished. They had too much of an orange tint, but they are easy to work with so I stripped them with acetone, did some sanding then stained and applied Tung oil
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They often use a clear coat with a red tint. These used to be that way but I stripped stained and tung oiled these too.
The original finish pretty much hid the grain pattern
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This is one of the last sets I have purchased. I think I will strip and stain these to give them more of a brown tint similar to how the ones on the model 60 are. Not a lot of grain to bring out on these, but I wanted Bantam sized grips and this is what I could get. They'll look better after a little work on them.
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I don't think any of these were over $65 and most were $40 to $50
 
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