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Colt 1851 Birds Head, Pietta (55d)
Colt 1851 Birds Head, Pietta (55d) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Colt_55d
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)

Select mounting style:
1-piece kit w/spacer
2 panels w/screw
Add a medallion ($14/pr):
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.
Optional note:
This 1-piece grip kit is for the Pietta "Yank Snubnose" Colt 1851 revolver replica with birds head grip frame. It may also fit other, similar shaped guns such as larger framed clones of Colt Lightning and Thunderer models. You can also select a 2-piece screw mount version.

To match the proper grip to your gun, take the backstrap off the revolver, remove the grips, and replace the backstrap. Then hold a 3 x 5 index card firmly against the top and front edge of the square corner on the frame, and trace around the outside of the frame with a sharp pencil. Also trace the inside, to show where the hammer spring resides, so as to indicate the area available for the spacer. Make a couple of these tracings, to allow for averaging the sizes, and send them to Tombstone Gun Grips (write the order number on them so it can be matched to the order quickly).

Or, if you do not want to send a tracing, be sure to compare these dimensions with your gun or existing grips: size diagram
  • Top width (C) = 1.36 inches
  • Front height(A) = 1.05 inches
  • Width of E-F line = 1.5 inches
  • Overall height (B) = 2.28 inches
  • Width at neck (narrowest part) = 1.3 inches

If the bottom tip point is A, the rear top corner is B, the front top corner is C, and the lower front corner is D, here are the straight line measurements between the points:
  • A to B = 3.2 inches
  • A to C = 3.25 inches
  • A to D = 2.28 inches
  • B to C = 1.36 inches
  • C to D = 1.08 inches

This grip is by default a 1-piece kit with two panels and a spacer, which you fit to the gun and then epoxy glue together per the instructions provided. If you prefer a screw mount, just select that option above.

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Colt_85a Cimarron Lightning 1-pc (85a) $58.00  
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Colt_55c Colt Lightning Smooth O/S (55c) $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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