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Old July 3, 2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Stock Restoration

got the original stocks restored after some hooplehead sanded down the original checkering





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Old July 3, 2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Restrored Python grips

Where did you get it done? I attempted to "freshen" the checkering on a pair of grips that were refinished--the checkering was nearly filled with Tru-oil or something--and screwed them up pretty good. Now I need a rescue!
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Old July 3, 2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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Look for member, "swamprat" over on the Colt Forum.

He's the man.
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Old July 4, 2013, 12:40 AM   #4
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Really excellent work there.
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Old July 4, 2013, 12:53 AM   #5
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Looks good.
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Old July 4, 2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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I will withold my first thought because it was laced with expletives.

G Rated Translation: Gee wilakers, mister, those look awfully swell!!!
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Old July 4, 2013, 05:29 PM   #7
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Thanks

The original Gen2 Colt stocks had the checkering raised above the grip surface.

Many people just sanded them smooth, (not thinking they'd be worth $200-$300 down the road).

These had so much wood removed, swamprat could only checker them into the wood like a Smith & Wesson.

But they work well and look pretty good, too.
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