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Posted: September 18 2017 at 4:12pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

They didn't make it for my birthday, but worth the wait!



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Those are nice! What exactly are they made of?

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There made from burl maple. A Rather hard wood to work with.
Wanted something to go with the case coloring of the revolver. Seems close I think.
Off subject, but it seems I made it through a medical problem with good results so far.

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Looking good!

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Those are very nice grips, I hope they feel as good as they look.

I own a 29-8 MG that I picked up at a very attractive price. It is the
second S&W that I had the hardest time finding grips for that were
comfortable.   The fourth pair that I tried were S&W presentation
grips, and they no longer hurt my hand.

Not sure why but the 2 guns I had trouble with have the round grip.
For some reason my hand does not like these.



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Very nice.


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Beautiful!

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Maple is a fantastic wood. With sharp tools and patience it can be a joy to shape and carve. Depending upon stains and finish it will take on a multitude of depths and character.

When building custom guitars in the 90's flamed maple, burly maple, and tiger eyed maple were considered to be the premium woods for solid and hollowbody guitars. These tops were from 3/8" to 1/2" in thickness and wood was cut from 10" wide to 18" wide and sold in short planks. After building the instrument there were often pieces left over to build pickguards and such. Also smaller pieces were laminated and made into pistol grips like the chief's. But since the wood was already paid for, and scraps in the mucic world, I'd make rather common size grips for my buddies in the PD as gifts and such. But little did I know that one day grips would cost so much. Shoulda saved more scraps!

And Nick, I caught the message at the bottom. I trust you are well and fully returned to 100% soon, if not already! Nice grips by the way.

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Just brought up a question that I never thought of.   I've looked up
hardwoods and it's not a small list.   But why don't we hear of grips
and stocks being made out of other hardwoods other then Walnut?

Those grips are beautiful but you don't hear of anyone using Maple,
at least I haven't.

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And Old Ranger, never knew you knew so much about guitars. That
was something I didn't know.

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Well, not to hijack the chief's thread, but I worked with my hands all my life when not humpin thru the jungle or chasin badguys. Was a licensed and trained gunsmith, and a schooled and certified luthier for many years after geting out of the gun business. I built custom gutars starting at $2K on up. All one of a kind custom. Repaired and modified hundreds over the years. But just an average player though. hands are sorta stove up now so I don't build or repair since the last stroke. That one kinda had me pull up on the reins a bit.

Sorry Master Chief! Carry on!

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Beautiful grips... is that an awuafortis
finish? Looks like some green tones in there
you can't get with analine dies.
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"And Nick, I caught the message at the bottom. I trust you are well and fully returned to 100% soon, if not already! Nice grips by the way."

Just think of a 8mm Mauser round chambered in to a 7X57 Spanish Mauser....

That was the kidney stone I had....


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Yikes!

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joed wrote:
Just brought up a question that I never
thought of.   I've looked up
hardwoods and it's not a small list.   But why don't
we hear of grips
and stocks being made out of other hardwoods other
then Walnut?

Those grips are beautiful but you don't hear of anyone
using Maple,
at least I haven't.

Back when wood grew on trees, there were several
hardwoods that were fairly common and if you had the
money there were many more available. You don't hear
about them as much anymore because revolvers are
fading away and being replaced by the much better
autos. That there is sarcasm by the way. Anyway, the
gun manufacturers decided to quit making wood grips
and stocks and outsource plastic and rubber and if you
want wood it will cost you. And if you want nice wood
it will cost you more.
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