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Old April 28th, 2017, 06:44 AM   #1
 
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Bisley Grip Frame.

Hey all,

I am converting a blackhawk into a Bisley, and just finished mating the grip frame to gun. I am hoping to make my own grips, but I do not have a pattern. I am wondering if anyone out there has a template they would be willing to email me, or if anyone would be willing to trace their grips and mail the traceings to me?

I cant think of anyothere way to get this project started but am open to ideas...

Here is my work thus far.... I have mated the frame, installed a wolff spring kit, polished the internals, and reamed the cylinder throats. I am currently slow rust browning the cylinder, and have a stainless ejector rod coming from midwayusa.

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Old April 28th, 2017, 10:07 AM   #2
 
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I did a similar project with my Blackhawk .45/.45acp, found my grips on a auction site for $15.00 which worked for what I needed.
Small mismatch of frame to grip frame by hammer, but I didn't want to go through the trouble of machining and bluing. That way Also I can reinstall the old grip frame if need be.
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I have seen take off grips around. I guess 15 bucks isnt to bad, I have seen people asking 25 or 30. But I hate to spend that just to trace a line around them as a starting template to make my own.

Beautiful gun by the way.

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I have seen take off grips around. I guess 15 bucks isnt to bad, I have seen people asking 25 or 30. But I hate to spend that just to trace a line around them as a starting template to make my own.

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If you want some advice. Get yourself a piece of Lexan (plastic). You can usually get it at any shop that replaces broken glass windows. You don't need a grip panel. You already have the grip frame. Check out the link I'll put at the end of this post. It shows how I make a set of Rams Horn grips. You'll see what I mean about the plastic template. I used quarter inch Lexan but to make it easier on yourself, you can use a thinner plastic.

The way to start is to cut a small piece of the plastic. You can place your grip frame over it and draw a line around the frame. Just make it small enough to work with and be sure it will have an excess all around the grip frame.

Place the piece loosely over the grip frame and mark where the grip pin is on the plastic. Drill a hole in the plastic that will just fit over the grip pin.

Now place the plastic piece on the grip pin. Take a marker, a scribe or ball point pen, and roughly mark out the top of the grip. Mark the verticle line and the radius line and the horizontal line on the plastic. Be sure you mark them a little to the outside of the grip surfaces since you will be trimming those top three points to fit into the grip frame. This is easy since you can see through the plastic.

Take your time and get that top to fit into the grip frame right with the template on the grip locator pin. When it fits onto the grip frame you can draw the lines around the rest of the grip frame and get them to fit. What you have will be a finished template. Just turn the template over and it will work for the opposite grip panel You will have a good sturdy reusable template. Check out this link and you will see my plastic template.

http://www.clccustomgrips.com/RamBuild.html
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Thank you oh so much. I am going to get on this asap!

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