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Smith & Wesson Revolver Grips


Typical Round Butt Frame


Typical Square Butt Frame

Note: A designation of "Round" Butt or "Square" Butt refers to the curvature of the back-strap and not the bottom of the metal frame or grips. If the back-strap curves, then the grip frame is a "Round" Butt. If the back-strap angles straight down like a ski-slope, with a point at the bottom, then the grip frame is a "Square" Butt.

 


Chart of Smith & Wesson Model Numbers:

Click on the Chart of Smith & Wesson Model Numbers in order to find your grip frame.

 

Smith and Wesson Revolvers

They are classified by size and designated with a letter. There are three basic sizes:

J Frame: .38 Special and 9mm. This is the smallest frame. Early models may have a square butt or a round butt but all later models have round butts.

K/L Frame: .38 Special and .357 Magnum. This is the medium frame revolver which may have a square butt or a round butt, but all later models (since mid 1990's) have round butts.

N Frame: .41 and .44 Magnum. This is the large frame revolver which may have a square butt or a round butt, but all later models (since mid 1990's) have round butts.

To find out whether you need Square butt or Round butt grips remove the existing grips and compare the grip frame to the pictures at the top of this page. (If you have Hogue rubber grips, the clip attached to the bottom of the frame needs to be removed for our replacement grips).

 

Finding Grips for Your Smith & Wesson Revolver:

Part A: Need to know the Grip Frame (J, K, L, N, or X), and whether you have a Round Butt or Square Butt.

  • Determining Grip Frame (Using Model Number):
    • Need the model number, which should be stamped in the metal above the hinge as you open the cylinder.
    • Model number should be two or three digits, e.g. 10,15, 25-3, 52-A, or 625.
    • Use model number to look up Grip Frame on chart of Smith & Wesson Model Numbers
    • Reminder: Some S&W models come in both a round butt and a square butt version. Need to confirm what you have.
  • Determining Round Butt vs. Square Butt:

Part B: Once you have determined Grip Frame and Round vs. Square Butt, then click on one of the Categories on the Smith & Wesson Page of our website e.g. J-Frame Round Butt; K&L Frame Square Butt, etc., for full listing of all grips available for your gun.