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Old March 21, 2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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looking for some interesting wood grips for my custom Super Blackhawk...

now that I've got everything on the wall, it's easier to see some glaring differences that I'd like to change in some guns...

one is I still have one set of rubber grips on one of my single actions... & it's time for them to go... I'd like to find someone that makes nice wood panels that fit the square back ( dragoon style ) trigger guard...

the gun, is an all black Super Blackhawk, custom chambered as a 5 shot 50 A.E.... it currently wears a presentation style rubber grip, but I'd like it to look more like my other guns... as far as personal taste, I like the rosewood / redwood color laminated grips that I can find, but would like to find some fancy wood for the gun... any suggestions ( I've been on a 1 hour internet search, & haven't found what I'm looking for yet )
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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With a little woodworking skill, you can make the grips yourself. I've done it several times, and they came out really nice. And you can pick the wood you want if you have a Woodcraft store anywhere within driving distance of you. The last grips I made were of Bocote, and made for a buddy's old Brazilian made 32 caliber pistol.

If you were anywhere near central Texas, I'd do it for you just for the fun of doing it. I'd have to have the pistol in hand, so I can't do it long distance.

I can't do checkered grips. I might try to learn this year.

Probably somebody near you can make the grips.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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I know... I should just make some... too many irons in the fire, & maybe a little lack of skill... I don't mind carpentry work, but am no way a "finish carpenter"... I do have a good wood store a couple blocks from work...

trouble is, I really like the looks of some of the stabilized spalted wood grip panels, & that's kind of specialty stuff... the gun is quite "dark" so I was thinking something on the lighter side, but not white ???
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Old March 21, 2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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This guy's a great guy to deal with.
http://rugerforum.net/parts-accessor...ger-guard.html
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Old March 21, 2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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Man, I've got some spalted Pecan left (I think) that would sure look good on a pistol grip. I gotta go dig in the wood stacks to see if I still have some. Maybe I'll have to buy a cheap old revolver to make grips for.
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Old March 22, 2013, 11:10 AM   #6
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603... go for it, I love that "look" especially on a dark revolver...

MAV... I finally got registered over there, & got 10 posts in, so I could P.M. him... waiting on a reply... he has some nice pictures posted... thanks for the link...
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Old March 22, 2013, 11:22 AM   #7
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While you wait here's some of his work to ponder

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Old March 22, 2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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Awesome... thanks
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Old March 24, 2013, 04:33 AM   #9
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I have a set of Herrett Stocks on my S&W 629. They are very nice.

http://www.herrett-stocks.com/








They are Jordan Trooper style made with fine walnut.
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