Forgot..Thankfully it has never suffered the horrible fate of Rugers stupid transfer bar update..
They look like some stock late model grips for sure. Those stock grips are a prize alone. Ruger stopped using the red griffon after Mr. Sturm died.Thanks
I do not think there is much chance that those custom ones are Ruger made..They are stamped with a Initial and a date of like 11-01-1955 on the back of of one of them...They are some sort of black Ebony plastic composition..Not wood for sure..
Here a pic with the correct grips and the marking on the backside of the custom ones.
I just have a 6 40 Ace Hardware Gun Screw in the grips right now till the new ones arrive..
What year is your Flat Gate?
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Maybe it is my flash or something but the emblems in the picture on the original checkered grips are black..Not red..I am sure the checkered grips are original to the Revolver the day it was made....The black plastic smooth custom ones I do not think are Ruger at all..They were custom I am near 100% on that..They look like some stock late model grips for sure. Those stock grips are a prize alone. Ruger stopped using the red griffon after Mr. Sturm died.