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texascolt92 11-19-2019 06:25 PM

Colt 1911 rosewood grips with gold colt medallions!
Hello my uncle wanted me to look at some colt 1911s grips with gold medallions cause they look nice and i would like some and happy with the grips on mine but also i heard and seen videos of good and fake colt 1911 grips and i went on ebay and founded these and heres the link! There around 23 bucks and free shipping its colt 1911 rosewood grips with gold medallions in the middle and they look good but do these grips look very good and is this a good pricecolt 1911 grips? I like the medallions to be centered and my uncle said that too and I can still use the same 1911 grip screws and its simple to change 1911 grips? And heres a video i was mentioning! And the ebay link!



Steve in Allentown 11-19-2019 07:06 PM

Yes, it is simple to change grips. All you need is the correct size flat tip screwdriver.

$23 for a pair of grips is dirt cheap. I question their quality.

Here are a couple of links for Colt medallion grips of known quality.



texascolt92 11-19-2019 07:40 PM

Okay well i went back to ebay and look at the grips price amd its $27.99 sorry and is that really a good or bad price and i read the description and its factory colt 1911 grips with medallions.

Steve in Allentown 11-19-2019 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by texascolt92 (Post 12991456)
. . . $27.99 and is that really a good or bad price and i read the description and its factory colt 1911 grips with medallions.

In my opinion, anything less than $40 is a good price but does that get you a quality product? Sometimes you just have to spend your money and take your chances.

INV136 11-20-2019 12:03 AM

Your Ebay website indicates that these are Altamont grips. I went to the Altamont website and they sell these grips for $45. I would pass and get them directly from the actual source, Altamont Grips. At least you know that they aren't counterfeit.

texascolt92 11-21-2019 08:15 PM

Yeah ill just stick with the grips i have on already im happy the way my colt 1911 is i guess if i wanted a colt 1911 with grips with colt medallions on them i guess i have to look for a colt mkiv series 70 government (m1911a1) which I would also love to have but i know those will cost around a thousand but i seen cheaper prices like $800 but i could be wrong!

mkk41 11-23-2019 10:36 AM

I bought a set of these same grips from the same seller for the same price. I've also bought some Herrett's with Colt medallion from him. Colt packaging seems authentic , Colt outsources and licenses their name to a lot of suppliers for the past 20yrs or so.

Totally Tactical 11-30-2019 09:01 PM



This is where the Ebay guy buys them from.
Not hard to change, Use a hollow ground ( Bit Screwdriver).
Its not a bad Idea to put a light coat of oil on the frame before you install to protect from rust.

Don't overtighten the screws, Snug is good.

Jason D 11-30-2019 10:48 PM

The grips that the OP links to in the original post, are Altamont grips.
Altamont is an OEM supplier to Colt, as well as S&W.

At least one of the CDNN links are also Altamont grips. I am unsure who made the full checkered grips.

1saxman 12-01-2019 01:16 PM

Even though grips of this type are nowhere near 'right' for my 1953 Government Model, neither are the Colt WWII plastic ones I have on it. When I had a set of Rosewood medallion grips on it some time back, it was the best look the gun has had, so I ordered a set of the ones in the OP. The pistol is refinished anyway into a 'brushed blue' so there's no point in trying to look original. I'll show it when they come in.

jjfitch 12-01-2019 02:29 PM

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Unless you are restoring a Colt to original condition what difference does it make?

Buy and admire what you like. I have done this on a couple of Colts. The replacements were as good or better than the originals. I think they are from Midway!The originals are secure in the original boxes.


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1saxman 12-02-2019 05:23 PM

That's what I'm saying, great pics. The rosewood medallion grips just look great on any Government Model. The ones I had before were full-checkered but the diamond grips do the same thing and maybe add a little visual interest. I guess this is why Colt put the medallion grips on the MK IV/Series '70 in the first place.

rjinaz85308 12-02-2019 05:38 PM

I ordered a set and received them yesterday. They are in fact Altamont grips and they look fantastic. It is too cold in my shop so I haven't installed them on my Govt model so no pics yet.

Jason D 12-02-2019 10:33 PM

My nitpick with Altamont, is that sometimes the grips look too good to belong an a particular gun. They make some nice looking Smith grips, but the checkering to too fine. They look too perfect to belong on an average shooting gun

Their Colt medallions are weird too. They are way too shiny for my tastes.

Nutmeg still has some old stock full checkered walnut grips with medallions listed.

1saxman 12-05-2019 06:28 PM

Just got mine today, put them on right away. These are some fine grips for $28, and I'm leaving them on the Gov Model. I'll see about some pictures tomorrow.

1953 Gov Model, refinished by Bill Adair


wcalcutt 12-07-2019 08:48 AM

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I just bought a pair last week. I think they look great!

wcalcutt 12-07-2019 08:52 AM

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Here's a pic of the back side.

1saxman 12-07-2019 09:40 AM

Sometimes its okay to just give in to the BLING!

rjinaz85308 12-07-2019 10:11 AM

I put a pair on my modded GI


dakota1911 12-08-2019 10:11 AM

Several years ago I was talking with a fellow at Altamont and they said they sold their over runs and blems on Ebay. They might be fine. So far I have ordered my Altamont grips direct from them.

1saxman 12-10-2019 07:35 PM

Altamont was not the seller on ebay. Obviously the seller had procured a large number of grips from them. They might well be over-runs but at least mine do not appear to be blems, and none of the other ones I've seen posted appeared to be blems either. Sometimes you really do get a half-price deal.

Steve in Allentown 12-10-2019 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by 1saxman (Post 13007450)
Sometimes you really do get a half-price deal.


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