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Old October 27, 2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Refinished my Pietta grips

I decided to try sanding my Pietta colt grips to get rid of the step that they leave where the wood grip meets the frame. The grips might be as much as 1/16" high. Once you do the sanding, it will take the color off that area so you need to refinish the whole grip.

I had not done a lot of work on grips or stocks before so I had a learning curve, but I finally got these two looking good. The colors in the picture aren't 100 percent match to reality, but they give a pretty good idea.

The navy grips are done with Fiebings light brown alcohol dye with clear shellac topcoat.

The army grips are Fiebings mahogany with pure tung oil rubbed in on top.

I have one more navy to do, so I am going to experiment with a couple other dye stains that I have: Fiebings medium brown and Transtint reddish brown.

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