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Old March 21st, 2020, 05:19 AM   #1
 
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Wrangler grips Installed!

Amid all this Virus mess, I had a moment of joy yesterday, My Ruger grips arrived. All I can say is Wow! I love this gun. The fit & feel is fantastic. Upon close inspection it does appear that both Ruger medallions are a tad bit crooked. I think there glued in.
Is there anything I can use to make the wood finish shine a bit more?

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Enjoy your new Wrangler. Medallions are often a little bit off. Don't sweat it. Happy shooting!
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If you want a bit more sheen, try Minwax furniture paste wax, (Briwax natural is fine too) a couple of coats, and typically the 1st coat massaged in with 0000 steel wool. It will leave a satiny sheen. High Gloss is much more difficult to achieve and several different ways to achieve it. A soft stiff paintbrush will remove any wax residue from the medallions.
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They look great!

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You like that with 1/16" of frame sticking out beyond the grips on the bottom? I couldn't stand that poor fit at all.
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Huge improvement over the factory plastic. Looks just fine to me.
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I could have looked at that a 1,000,000 times would not have though it was off. try moving your leg to the right!
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looks fine too me also, better than a overhang at the bottom

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ddaniel13, I use Renaissance Wax on all my wood grips. It helps preserve the wood plus it adds a little shine. It's expensive but a little jar will last many years. FYI most grips with Ruger medallions look like they are off center. Medallions are riveted not glued in place.

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Thanks for posting the photo. I just picked up my Wrangler last week, and now I know what to order with that 20% off code from Ruger.
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ddaniel13, I use Renaissance Wax on all my wood grips. It helps preserve the wood plus it adds a little shine. It's expensive but a little jar will last many years. FYI most grips with Ruger medallions look like they are off center. Medallions are riveted not glued in place.
Thank you Iowegan, I just googled the Renaissance Wax, very interesting,
Amazon has the small container for $15. I'll order it for sure. Looks to be usefull for many items

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Yup, looks pretty spiffy. I just bought the wrangler on Wed, just before the state of Ma. declared gun shops and ranges non essential. Was actually walking out the door the hour they were supposed to close new gun in hand. Knowing I was getting it I had already ordered a set of rosewood grips from Altamont grips plus a set for my Browning buckmark, can't wait to get them on.
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You like that with 1/16" of frame sticking out beyond the grips on the bottom? I couldn't stand that poor fit at all.
IMO this is rather normal with Ruger single-action revolvers these days. You are hard pressed to find a pair of grips that fit totally flush with the bottom of the grip frame, even if ordered directly from Ruger. We just have to be a little less picky with our Rugers.
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I have a set of Premium Gun Grips that fit very well on one of my Wranglers. Almost a perfect fit.
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I have a set of Premium Gun Grips that fit very well on one of my Wranglers. Almost a perfect fit.
Pictures?
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