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Old April 30th, 2013, 05:08 AM   #136
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Wow Doug - that's beautiful! Did you make those yourself? Very nice! I'm thinking I really "need" something like that. I like the colors and the fit. I know what you mean about the way the Uberti grips feel.



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Very nice Waveform! I got some new ones too! . . . . . snip . . . .
Hard to get the color to pop out in photos, but there are some purples and grays and cream colors, these came out of the main beam of Moose antler, right in that thick part above the "button" at the bottom.
Holy Snot, Doug! Those are beyond beautiful. They're magnificent. A work of art. If you're ever interested in crafting a set for sale please PM me. I'd be honored to be your first customer. And, no. I'm not joking.
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Got some new grips!

First is a set of white grips from Eagle Grips. I thought they might set off nicely on the heavy frame Vaquero in 45 Colt. Some before and after photos for comparison:
Beautiful Wave. They really enhance and add pizazz to two already beautiful revolvers. And, as always, great photos. I'll bet the texture of the checkering, in addition to feeling "right", adds additional "traction" to your grip when shooting that bad boy.
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I got a new SuperBlackhawk Hammer from Brownells today:

10 minute drop in part and I am loving it....
Factory Hammer:

Repost of my .45 Colt 3 1/2"
I tried to edit my previous post to put these pics together but could not edit.....

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Nice! Looks good.
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Yes it does look good. Something about that hammer gives the barrel and top of the frame more linear appeal when you look at it, it makes the top of the pistol look longer. Even though it isn't. Funny if you look back and forth long enough, it looks like the cylinder is longer with the SBH hammer. Mine handles and cocks a LOT better with the SBH hammer.
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Here's a BirdsHead that I did a few years ago. It started out as a 4 5/8" Single-Six Convertible with the standard plow handle grips. The aftermarket grip frame was fitted then the factory grips were modified to fit the frame. Turned out decent and it shoots great.

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Iowegan that did turn out nice you do good work !
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Nice mod ryker. It looks great on your short barrel birdshead. And, I know how functional the SB hammer is. Nice before and after pics too.
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Here's a BirdsHead that I did a few years ago. It started out as a 4 5/8" Single-Six Convertible with the standard plow handle grips. The aftermarket grip frame was fitted then the factory grips were modified to fit the frame. Turned out decent and it shoots great.
You sir, are a master of understatement. It turned out beautifully! Great job of modifying the original plow handle grips to birdsheads. Somehow though, Mr Iowegen, I'm not surprised.
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Quiet 1, When I first bought the birdshead grip frame, I fit it to a 357 BH with a 6 1/2" barrel. It looked like crap ... just the wrong proportions. Further, the ears of the grip frame (where the top two screws go) were too short for the BH cylinder frame so I just wasn't happy with it. I should have taken "before" photos of the used Single-Six .... it looked like it had been drug across the desert behind a camel. After a good cleaning, I put a gray 3-M abrasive pad in my buffer and gave it a onceover. Got all the scratches out and was able to match the factory "brush" finish. It doesn't show up well in the photo but the "color" of the stainless grip frame is not quite the same as the cylinder frame. As the surfaces have been exposed, it looks better now than when I first buffed it.

Here's a photo of the KBN-36 with the birdshead GF. Note the ears are a bit short and the whole gun looks like a misfit.



Here's an overlay of the standard Ruger XR3RED walnut grips on the birdshead grip frame. It was just a matter of shaping the grips on a vertical belt sander then final hand sanding and finish.

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. . . . . . Here's a photo of the KBN-36 with the birdshead GF. Note the ears are a bit short and the whole gun looks like a misfit. . . . . . . .
I agree with your description. It does look unbalanced and the longer barrel looks out of proportion with the BH grips.. As for the "donor" Single Six, I assumed it was brand new. If it indeed looked like it was "dragged across the desert behind a camel", the satin finish turned out beautifully. It looks like a new revolver. And, I'll bet you've got it all slicked up inside too and shooting as good as it looks.

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Here's an overlay of the standard Ruger XR3RED walnut grips on the birdshead grip frame. It was just a matter of shaping the grips on a vertical belt sander then final hand sanding and finish.
On the photo it appears the very bottom front tip of the BH grip frame is protruding beyond the walnut grip. Did you have to remove and reshape any metal at that point or is the angle of the photo deceiving?
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First stage of creating the mini-me to my 45c birdshead

Cylinder came back from Clements today. Looks amazing.







Next up is a set of black laminate grips - when I can find someone to make me a set.
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First stage of creating the mini-me to my 45c birdshead

Cylinder came back from Clements today. Looks amazing.

Next up is a set of black laminate grips - when I can find someone to make me a set.
teckhardt - sorry but I forgot the objective of your project. You're going 22Mag with the Shopkeeper, right? Or was it something else?

That is a nice looking cylinder.

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teckhardt - sorry but I forgot the objective of your project. You're going 22Mag with the Shopkeeper, right? Or was it something else?

That is a nice looking cylinder.

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I decided against the 22 mag. Sticking with the 22lr.
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