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 Post subject: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:19 pm 
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I bought this Ruger 101 that was used by French railway police. I sent for a letter from Ruger and it arrived today.
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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:44 pm 
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Nice piece of history, the gun looks to be in great shape. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:04 pm 
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The French police used a set of grips made by Trausch. Very difficult to find now. Trausch died around 2012 and his wife had no interest in the business. I have a couple of sets and wish I had more. Really gave a lot of control. You have a nice gun, and as has been said a nice piece of history.

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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:44 pm 
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Nice!

Heck ya, that ones a keeper.


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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:27 am 
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My opinion .
Trausch grip is the BEST grip made for the SP series.
Found a couple and is what I use on the 4.2 inchers.


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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:05 pm 
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I don't think Trausch makes grips anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:04 pm 
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Correct. As I said Jacques Trausch died in 2012 and his wife wasn't interested in the business so just closed it. In addition to the Ruger SP101 they built grips for the S&W K frame and others. I'd love to find a couple more.

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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:51 am 
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Bear Paw Jack wrote:
Correct. As I said Jacques Trausch died in 2012 and his wife wasn't interested in the business so just closed it. In addition to the Ruger SP101 they built grips for the S&W K frame and others. I'd love to find a couple more.

What is so special about Trausch grips? If you have them, would you please make some pictures and show them to us. Tanks.


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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 am 
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This is photo of Trausch grips on Manurhin model 88. The lip at the top keeps gun from moving in your hand when shooting.
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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:41 pm 
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Nice Ruger and bit of history!

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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:02 pm 
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Mr. Trausch sent me airmail from France some of the first grips of his in this country. I set him up with Dillon who for a time sold them through Dillons blue press. I also tried to get Mike Venturino to look at them ( he was a neighbor at the time) but he declined to answer my messages. I still have some of his white SP 101 grips and 2 pairs of the only speed six grips in the country as far as I know. One white pair and one black pair. I wanted him to make those for the square butt but he never did. I know he modified one set to fit a customers gun on at least one occasion but there wasn't enough grip thickness over the back of the square frame corner. He also sent me a fabulous french made t shirt that said Trausch grips Paris France which is now worn out and gone unfortunately. He sent me all these grips ( maybe 10 pairs) and the shirt for free so I could help him find reviews with gun writers I knew and distributors like Dillon. I wish someone could have bought his molds and business. I think I sold Bear Paw Jack a couple of my extra SP-101 grips a few years back?


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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:11 pm 
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protoolman, I think that may be correct. I'd sure like to get another one or two grips. I've got a black and a white as well. I wish someone would come along and take over the company and start producing them again.

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 Post subject: Re: French Ruger 101
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:56 am 
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With a block of walnut, some simple tools, and time, you can have the grips you want. I've made grips for several pistols I bought.

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