Made some grips for my Blackhawk

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 67stingray, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Well, I didn't care for the hard black plastic grips that came on the new Blackhawk in .41 Mag I bought so I decided to make a set. Made them out of walnut and haven't added any finish other than Johnson's patse wax. It's not the first set I've made but hopefully getting better.
     

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  2. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Those grips look really nice. Very nice work on them. Definitely look better than black plastic.
     

  3. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Thanks Buster, I believe if we can improve something, we should.
     
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  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Great job on the grips,

    Look professional.



    Jim
     
  5. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Thanks Phideaux, hope to continue to get better.
     
  6. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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    Very nice! I've always wanted to try making my own grips.....
     
  7. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Thanks, give it a shot SavageGuy, worse thing can happen is you learn things to improve your skills.
     
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  9. Spleenless-Dave

    Spleenless-Dave New Member

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    Those look great! I like the light wood against the dark finish of the pistol. They've got a very nice grain to them too.
     
  10. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    Those are nice. Dont know how much better you could get!
     
  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Awesome job...looks great !!

    I made a set of grips once...my buddy was into wood working...and told me he would show me how. I bought some Zebra Wood blocks at a gun show and viola':


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  12. 67stingray

    67stingray Member

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    Thanks guys, very nice looking grips there Shooter, really like the finger grooves.
     
  13. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks...Amateur work at best...but hey, my 1st and only attempt.

    The blocks were thick...so my buddy suggested finger grove wrap around...
     
  14. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Both 67stingray and shooter did a great job on those grips. You should both feel a job well done.:)
     
  15. Carl Crosby

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    Comment on a 2017 post: HANDSOME!:)
     
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  16. SGW Gunsmith

    SGW Gunsmith Active Member

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    Everybody who I know that makes handgun grips had a starting point. Yours look pretty dang good, and will probably last until your grandkids inherit those.

    I've been doing mostly Ruger Mark pistol grips for over 35 years, and I'm still trying to improve:

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  17. Carl Crosby

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    Some Cocobolo grips and holster I made for my MK II DSC_0006.JPG r
     
  18. Carl Crosby

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    BEAUTIFUL!
     
  19. nickndfl

    nickndfl Active Member

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    I bet teak would be nice. Much better than plywood....
     
  20. Fireman22

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    Love those Cocobolo grips and your leather work is impressive, too.