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Colt 1872 Open Top (158c)
Colt 1872 Open Top (158c) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Colt_158c
Price: $58.00
Shipping Weight: 0.25 pounds
Select SOLID color ($10). Natural Ivory is no extra cost. For pearl effects, use PEARL option instead (Ivory = default)

Translucent/Pearl ($16 option). Do NOT select both SOLID and PEARL. (Pearl over-rides solid color choice)

Add a medallion ($14/pr):
Select mounting style:
1-piece kit w/spacer
2 panels w/screw
Optional note:
Are you sending a tracing?:
YES! I want to assure proper size/shape. Tombstone is responsible for fit to tracing. Tracing will show hole pattern. **************************************
NO. I will be responsible if I choose the wrong size grip. I will measure my gun and compare to the listed specs. If I order a grip that is the wrong size or shape, I agree that it is NOT returnable. *****************************************************
I already mailed a tracing BEFORE I placed this order.
This is a smooth single action grip made for Colt 1872 open top Navy model revolvers, but may fit many other clones and copies of various Colt single action army revolvers also. Only way to know is to measure your gun frame and compare to the listing given below, or make a pencil tracing of your gun frame and mail it to me so I can use it as a pattern, hold it up to the back of the grip and see if the grip is at least as large all the way around.

size diagram
  • Front edge length (A) = 1.0 inch
  • Overall height (B) = 3.20 inch
  • Base width (C) = 2.05 inch
  • Center of front edge to rear edge (parallel to base)(D) = 1.6 inch
  • Flat area at the top (E) = 0.85 inch
  • Width of neck at narrowest part (angled across) = 1.2 inch
  • Width of grip at 1.5 inches from base = 1.45 inch
  • Thickness at the top = 0.31 inch
  • Thickness at the bottom = 0.55 inch
Please note:
This grip can be ordered either as a 1-piece kit consisting of a spacer and two panels, which you first fit to the gun and then epoxy glue to the spacer...
...a 2-piece kit with two panels and a screw mount. The 1-piece grip (consisting of two grip panels and one spacer, so that makes it a 3-piece kit before you assemble it) is the authentic 1872 style, and also the way the first generation or earliest 1873 "Peacemaker" Model P Single Action Army revolvers had the grips secured.

You can select either option. If you select the screw-mount kit, be sure to send a tracing that shows exactly where you want the screw hole to be located.

spacer on back If you don't send a tracing, the only thing I can do is put the screw where it has cleared the main or hammer spring on other models in the past, with no guarantee that it will clear on your particular gun. Since you have the gun that you want to fit with these grips, and I don't, only YOU can measure and determine where to put the screw hole so it will work on that example of the model and make. Odds are that the typical single action location may work. But there is no guarantee that the gun used to establish the hole location that I used will be exactly like yours, even if it has the same make and model. Production changes and tolerances are some of the things that make this impossible to know.

A tracing that you make and mail to me (not fax or email) will, on the other hand, show me both the size and shape, and where to put the screw, so long as you make it properly. A modestly co-ordinated six year old could do that, so it should not prove much of a challenge! I don't need your grips. A template or tracing made by holding a 3 x 5 index card against the upper corner of the frame, with the back strap replaced less the grip, and tracing around the outline of the frame with a pencil will do it for the 1 piece style. Holding the grip panel flat on the 3 x 5 card and tracing around it, then marking the hole location for the screw, will do the job for the two-piece style.

Funny thing: most people send tracings, but a few folks seem to think this is worse than a root canal and try everything they can think of to avoid it. Making a tracing or a cut-out template is next to nothing in time or trouble! You can do it in less than five minutes, and it prevents getting the wrong grip, or one too small to be fitted to your gun, or getting a grip that has the screw location right over the hammer spring or some part of the frame that isn't there in other makes or models. It is far cheaper to do that than to buy another grip made with a good tracing.

Aged pearl Aged Pearl = a slightly yellow/gold glow of aged white pearl. This is a more subtle, much lighter appearance than golden pearl, not nearly as dark and figured as aztec gold, and much more white or lightly shaded than yellow pearl. Yes, it features yellow and gold shading, but it is more of a tint or patina than a pronounced color. The basic white pearl has 24k gold dust, finely atomized gold particles, mixed into the liquid before it is poured and cured, to create this effect.

Related Item(s)
Code Name Price Availability  
Colt_81d Colt 1872 Open Top, size 1 (81d) $58.00  
Colt_149a Colt 1872 Open Top, size 2 (149a) $58.00  

Dave Corbin Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 45-60 days.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances.
If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.

Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.

Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame! Do NOT send your original grips or gun!

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