Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > California handguns
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

California handguns Discuss your favorite California handgun technical and related questions here.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-18-2013, 9:34 PM
California44's Avatar
California44 California44 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 1,099
iTrader: 13 / 100%
Default S&W Stock Wood Grips for Model 29

My Model 29 has nice Hogue grips but I'd like to have a set of stock wood Model 29 grips? I don't see these offered on S&W's site and was wondering if anyone knew of a place I can order them and what a reasonable price would be. I found a pair for 95 bucks but not sure if that's a good price.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 9:45 PM
jessegpresley's Avatar
jessegpresley jessegpresley is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: California
Posts: 3,871
iTrader: 10 / 100%

The stock wood grips have changed over the years and you don't say what dash your 29 is.

Check out Ahrends grips, Altamont grips and Hogue grips for OEM wood grip selections. They've all made grips for S&W.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 10:48 PM
sigstroker sigstroker is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: not in CA
Posts: 4,986
iTrader: 7 / 100%

Put out some WTB ads. Lots of people have these guns and have put on some sort of rubber grips and just tossed the original stocks into a box. It's not worth their trouble to advertise them for sale, but a WTB ad might get their attention.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 11:25 PM
JTROKS's Avatar
JTROKS JTROKS is online now
I need a LIFE!!
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NorCal - Bay Area
Posts: 10,786
iTrader: 130 / 100%

I have a pair of S&W 29 square butt stock that are in very good condition. I cannot sell them, but offer them for trade for square butt 586/686 wood grips preferably OEM. Here they are. Sorry no screw included.
The wise man said just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way
Just beware of the thorns...
K. Meine
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 4:51 AM
beerman's Avatar
beerman beerman is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,704
iTrader: 25 / 100%

try E-bay
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 5:36 AM
The Soup Nazi's Avatar
The Soup Nazi The Soup Nazi is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Jose, California / Princeton, New Jersey
Posts: 2,434
iTrader: 3 / 100%

I believe Altamont currently produces the grips that come stock with current S&Ws since they stopped making their own grips. You can actually get the medallions added to the grips and the prices are closer to the low end. I've got a set of grips on order from Ahrends but the wait time is looking like about 10 weeks once they receive your order from what Kim Ahrend told me.

If you want to pay a little bit more, there's a forum member on here and the S&W forum that goes by Kurac who makes some amazing grips with fantastic woods.

But if you want to just all out splurge, Keith Brown makes some outstanding Roper and Kearsarge grips from what I've seen. He also does reproductions of targets, cokes, and magnas, as well as any other custom styles a buyer would want. His work dips into the "few hundred" dollar range though.

"There is an old song which asserts that "the best things in life are free". Not true! Utterly false! This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted… and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears."
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2013, 7:30 AM
Colt 1911's Avatar
Colt 1911 Colt 1911 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: now, where taxes are low
Posts: 191
iTrader: 0 / 0%

I have several pairs of Nill-Griffe stocks. They are made in Germany under license from S&W. They are high quality with the resulting price.

Here are their "Cokes":
Colt 1911 and Smith & Wesson revolver accumulator
NRA Life
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 9:29 PM
ckprax's Avatar
ckprax ckprax is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 1,493
iTrader: 1 / 100%

Here is my S&W 629-3 with Kurac stocks, I love them! I haven't looked for original n-frame stocks in awhile but I think around $75-$100 is normal.

This is how they compare to the originals

Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:04 PM
sigstroker sigstroker is offline
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: not in CA
Posts: 4,986
iTrader: 7 / 100%

Originally Posted by California44 View Post
I'm going to order the wood grips from S&W and don't know if I should get the walnut or cherry grips. I want a dark, rich finish. Which wood are the grips you posted (if you know) and whether you might know if the cherry or walnut grips will be similar to your grips? Each are about $70 from S&W.
Goncalo Alves?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 9:09 AM
shooting4life's Avatar
shooting4life shooting4life is offline
Calguns Addict
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Lorenzo
Posts: 5,690
iTrader: 43 / 100%

Don't waste your money ordering grips from s&w. Buy a set of grips from Kurac or a used set of grips that are correct for when the gun was made.

Here are some Kurac grips I own, you'll never get a pair of grips like this from s&w.

And if you have money to burn you can order a set of Keith brown grips

Last edited by shooting4life; 03-24-2013 at 11:30 AM..
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:10 AM
redcliff's Avatar
redcliff redcliff is online now
Calguns Addict
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Shasta County
Posts: 5,243
iTrader: 7 / 100%

The Eagle N-frame cokebottle grips with S&W medallions (just call or email to order with medallions) are very nice for the price. Not as nice as the Nihl versions but at less than half the price are pretty nice and very comfortable.
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
"What we get away with isn't usually the same as what's good for us"
"An extended slide stop is the second most useless part you can put on a 1911"

"While Ruger DA revolvers may be built like a tank, they have the aesthetics of one also,
although I suppose there are a few tanks which I owe an apology to for that remark"

Last edited by redcliff; 03-24-2013 at 10:13 AM..
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 6:53 PM
westcoast362 westcoast362 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 458
iTrader: 0 / 0%

The Hogue grips are the stock grips for a S&W M 29-5 Hunter with a non fluted cylinder. It sounds like you don't need to spend any money, unless you want something else just because you like it better.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host., the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved. and The Calguns Foundation have no affiliation and are in no way related to each other.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to