Smith & Wesson Grip Styles
Traditional - covering the gripstraps, but not extending over the actual frame. These, with a diamond detail in the checkering around the grip screw, and with early deep-set medallions.
Magna - Smith & Wesson term for a revolver grip design introduced in the 1930s where the top of the grip extends higher than it had in earlier configurations covering part of the frame, to provide a more comfortable hold. These, with medallions and without the earlier diamond detail around the grip screw.
Target - covering more of the frame than the Magna grips and extending to the rear of the triggerguard. These of Goncalo Alves (Tigerwood or Zebrawood).
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