The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 13, 2018, 02:15 PM   #1
simonrichter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 3, 2011
Location: Austria
Posts: 625
Help with grip panels for old Zamac mousegun

I've inherited an old German-made Zamac blank firing gun from my granddad. I use it sometimes on new years eve and it works fine, but the old grip panels are worn off, broken and partially distorted. I'd like to fit it with a completely new, more modern "wrap around" grip - it's just that I can't find said item in mouse-gun size (it is a wee bit bigger than a Baby Browning). Is there something that can be self-taylored, maybe thermoplastics or the like?

Thank y'all for your input!
__________________
"Get off of my lawn!" Walt Kowalski
. Savage Axis XP (.223 Rem)
. OA15 Commando 10.5" (.223 Rem)
. G17 3rd gen. (9mm)
simonrichter is offline  
Old September 13, 2018, 04:22 PM   #2
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Posts: 9,720
Sounds like a perfect job for a 3-D printer. Know anybody thats got one?
__________________
"If the rule you followed brought you to this,
of what use was the rule?"

“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.” - Joseph Heller
AK103K is offline  
Old September 14, 2018, 05:38 AM   #3
simonrichter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 3, 2011
Location: Austria
Posts: 625
Thanks, never thought of that, good idea - though these things are not as common round here as they appear to be in the States....
__________________
"Get off of my lawn!" Walt Kowalski
. Savage Axis XP (.223 Rem)
. OA15 Commando 10.5" (.223 Rem)
. G17 3rd gen. (9mm)
simonrichter is offline  
Old September 14, 2018, 07:40 AM   #4
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Posts: 9,720
They arent all that common around here yet either, but they are becoming more available and affordable. My son picked one up off of Amazon a little while ago and has been playing with it. He says its a lot more involved than he first thought, but hes starting to figure it out. What you can do with them, and the materials to do it with, is pretty limited right now though.

I would think if you can figure out a way to scan what you have, which Im sure is probably available, making something like handgun grips would be easy enough. Of course, Im just thinking about it, and not actually going through the actual motions of doing it.
__________________
"If the rule you followed brought you to this,
of what use was the rule?"

“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.” - Joseph Heller
AK103K is offline  
Old September 14, 2018, 04:27 PM   #5
Aguila Blanca
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 11,176
Unless you're a computer geek with 3-D CADD expertise, for making one set of pistol grips I think it would be more efficient to just buy a set of unfinished stock "scales" and make your own grips.

http://www.tombstonegrips.com/mm5/me...ry_Code=Blanks
Aguila Blanca is offline  
Old September 15, 2018, 02:34 AM   #6
simonrichter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 3, 2011
Location: Austria
Posts: 625
Cool, thanks
__________________
"Get off of my lawn!" Walt Kowalski
. Savage Axis XP (.223 Rem)
. OA15 Commando 10.5" (.223 Rem)
. G17 3rd gen. (9mm)
simonrichter is offline  
Old September 15, 2018, 09:53 AM   #7
Aguila Blanca
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 25, 2008
Location: CONUS
Posts: 11,176
In the past I have seen numerous sources offering plain, flat wood scales for 1911 stocks but, naturally, when I went looking I couldn't find them. If the stocks on your Saturday Night Special are small enough, you might be able to use scales from a knife making supply house, as well.
Aguila Blanca is offline  
Old September 15, 2018, 12:49 PM   #8
tallball
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 17, 2014
Posts: 2,226
Where I live you can easily buy 1/4" pieces of oak in various sizes. The rest is just whittling.
tallball is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05385 seconds with 10 queries