Colt 1911 Smooth (16a)
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Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
These are for FULL SIZE FRAME 1911 Colt and Colt Clones
of all brands. The easy way to tell if these fit your gun
is to measure the distance between the mounting screw
centers. The hole spacing is 3-1/16 inches center to
center, and the grip over-all height is about 4 inches.
The bottom hole is about 7/16 from the base, and the
top hole is about 1/2 inch from the top (to center of
If your gun has any other measurement between the screw
hole centers (outside of about 1/32 inch tolerance) then
you do NOT have a 1911 full size original or copy! There
are MANY guns that look like a 1911 Colt, but are not
exact copies. There are also countless brands other than
Colt which offer guns that accept standard military size
1911 Colt grips. Any of those will work with this, but
with a few you might have to make a little simple relief
for an ambidextrous safety on the right grip. The Taurus
1911 comes to mind -- it takes normal 1911 grips, but the
"Ambi" safety lever needs clearance. Use a Dremel or other
rotary bit tool to relieve the back of the grip to clear
this part. It's a 3 minute job, no big deal, so you can
use ANY standard 1911 grip. But I do list the Taurus 1911
I have grips for many of them listed on
this website. If you have a Ballester-Mollina 45, or a
LLama 45, or any of the many other brands that are more or
less copied from the 1911 Colt, look up that brand instead.
If you order a grip for a 1911 Colt, then that's what you
will get, whether or not you actually have one! I'll be
glad to exchange it for the right grip, but why not check
first and save some shipping and time? It only takes a minute
to measure between screw centers.
The smooth grips are available in three variations. The
thin grips are slightly larger, square base, and are about
as thin as will work with a normal screw. The medium grips
are a little thicker, about like the average factory rubber
grip, and have a bevel base. The thick grip variation is
also a little taller and wider, for larger hands, and is
square based (but it is easy to put a bevel at the
base -- if you enter a note asking for a bevel base, I'll
do it for you).
They are ideal for scrimshaw and carving, or can be fitted
with medallions such as the Texas Star, Gold Cross, Indian
Head Penny, Mercury Dime, Indian Head Nickel, or other special
You can select solid colors, or pearl colors (translucent), but not
both. A pearl effect will over-ride the color choice; leave the color at natural ivory
if you want one of the effects.
Color options may be seen on the main page.
Medallions can also be installed. You can select one of our
high quality, heavy silver-based medallions or send us yours
to install. We do not provide trademarked gun company logos
or emblems, as this is a violation of the manufacturer's trade
mark and/or design copyright. If you send us your own logo to
install, we can install it for you. We do not have gun company
logos unless the logo is embossed in the original grip and
is thus carried in the mold and transferred to the new grip.
However, logos or medallions other than round ones are not
practical to inlet and fit into the grip without incuring
high labor costs, so just send round medallions which will
fit into a shallow round hole. The maximum diameter that
will look good is about 3/4 inch. Anything smaller will
look fine, anything larger will tend to stick up on the
edges as it will be past the curvature of the grip.