Killing time in the shop and tried the brass 1860 style grip frame(that I have for converting my Ruger Blackhawk) on my Beretta Stampede. Rear frame fits good, but would need a filler at the bottom front, and the ears trimmed to the gun frame if it was to stay.
Looks like the front strap, trigger guard holes line up close enough to go on, but the trigger slot in it is far too narrow. Had the same issue on the Blackhawk.
I might compare Ruger and Beretta triggers, and open the 1860 guard up to fit both, if I can.
I’m actually not sure if this brass frame set will ever get onto the Ruger. I’ve grown rather fond of the grip on the Blackhawk as it is, with the nice wood grips I put on last spring. Much nicer and slimmer than the rubber that came on it. Not sure I really need the slimmer 1860 style on it now. We shall see.
One nice thing, IF I do mount it to the Stampede, it has the same flat main spring style as the 1860, so little serious modification, if any would be needed.
IE, it could still later be converted to the Ruger mainspring, etc. just as easily as ever.
If nothing else, I can fit the backstrap to the Beretta, leaving the guard alone to be fit to the Ruger later, and then simply get another back strap then.
As I said, we shall see. Just thinking out loud, as it were, for the time being.