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Old January 11, 2018, 15:29   #1
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Grips for Nickel Series 70

I have a bright polished nickel plated Colt series 70, and was wondering what the original grips were (has wrap around rubber grips on it now.). Looking to make it more stock looking.
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Old January 11, 2018, 15:32   #2
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It depends on the year of manufacture.

Usually checkered walnut with silver escutcheons.





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Old January 11, 2018, 15:34   #3
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I have a bright polished nickel plated Colt series 70, and was wondering what the original grips were (has wrap around rubber grips on it now.). Looking to make it more stock looking.
I have a satin nickel one with factory grips I can check if you think that would be the same. PM me a cell number or email addy and I will pull it out and take a photo if you like.

Bright polished nickel needs pearl or ivory however IMHO
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Old January 11, 2018, 16:33   #4
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It depends on the year of manufacture.

Usually checkered walnut with silver escutcheons.





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Is there a place I can find the year from the serial number?
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Old January 11, 2018, 16:39   #5
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Try here.....

https://www.colt.com/Customer-Servic...-Number-Lookup
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Old January 11, 2018, 20:18   #7
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My Series 70 bright nickel finish has faux ivory grips with gold Colt medallions. I do not know if that is how it came from the factory but it looks right, as in the high polish nickel and "ivory" go together well. The grips are starting to craze which adds a bit to the look.
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Old January 12, 2018, 10:24   #8
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Thanks for the pictures Invictus 77 and the link nwobhm, ordered a set of grips.

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