Made some new grips- Finished and installed

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Made some new grips- Finished and installed

#1 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:26 pm

With Pitchy showing off his SBH and Jason showing off his new holster for his new again SBH Iand the the Bearcat post i decided I'd dress up my .44 special Single Six with some fancy wood.
I used Lacewood ( i believe quartersawn sycamore). The grain really shows up better on flat boards but i think you'll get the gist of it.
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#2 Post by Pete44ru » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:32 pm

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I believe that's the first time that I've ever seen a nice set of Lacewood grips - CONGRATS ! !

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#3 Post by Pitchy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:53 pm

Say now them are some right purdy grips Gunny, nice work. 8)
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#4 Post by TWHBC » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Very nice! :D

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#5 Post by OldWin » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Nice work! Very pretty grips, indeed.
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#6 Post by 2ndovc » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:46 pm

Dude, those are sharp! That .44 Spl. sounds like it would be a great little woods gun.

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#7 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:00 pm

Thanks fellas! Lacewood lis real beat stuff but the figure kinda goes away when its radiused.
It was my fishin vest gun when I lived in CO. nice light with some punch!

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#8 Post by Old No7 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Very nice!

With the "flaming" you see in the grain, it reminds me of the Arctic Birch stocks often found on Swedish Mausers.

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#9 Post by RIHMFIRE » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:26 pm

That is awesome work.....we have some talented guys here!
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#10 Post by GunnyMack » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:52 pm

Gotta be my most favorite hunk of walnut.
I bought this as a blank for $190. I sat on it for about 6 months before I decided what to do with it. It's now probably the fanciest stock ever made for a 77/22. (This was the 2nd stock I made. )
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#11 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:24 pm

Nice grain and pattern on both of them. Todd
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#12 Post by Sixgun » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Your talented Gunny.........sycamore? I always thought sycamore is pretty much grainless.....we have lots of it around here and my dad told me the only thing it was good for was for making peg legs because they wouldn't split....dunno. I was working with some Osage Orange wood today and I took the charm off of a brand new $45 blade on my table saw. Hardest wood I ever saw. Did you ever work with holly wood? Looks just like ivory. I have a few 16"-20" diameter ones I planted 45 years ago......cut some big branches off a couple of years ago for little nick knack work.

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#13 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:54 am

Six I have used some orange and it is hard but IPE from South America is even worse! You can actually tap IPE for threads! I've done it many time. IPE will eat saw blades, drill bits and most of the time a nail gun will not send a nail through without bending the nail. IPE is so dense it sinks!
As for holly no I've not had any to play with.
The lace wood as I've been told is Australia sycamore, quarter sawn shows the ray fleck as opposed to flat sawn.

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#14 Post by Old Savage » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:56 am

Single Six in .44 Spl? Have we discussed this here somewhere? If so I missed it.
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#15 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:31 pm

I put some pics on the Bearcat listing.
Long story short it's a .32 single six I opened the frame on, made new 5 shot cyclinder with 4&5/8" bbl.

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#16 Post by Old Savage » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:39 pm

Very interesting.
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#17 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:20 pm

Once I get the finish DRY( my truoil doesn't want to dry!) I'll post some more pics. Maybe I'll take pics of my BH 41 mag with brass frame too.

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#18 Post by Sixgun » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:23 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
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my BH 41 mag with brass frame too.
original to the gun? old model? If so, that's the rarest of the brass framed Rugers. I've never seen an original.---6
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#19 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:08 pm

As much as I'd like to say yes all I can say is NO... its aftermarket that I got from Midway. The added weight is really nice taming full house loads.

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#20 Post by Paladin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:46 pm

GREAT LOOKING WOOD, well done.
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#21 Post by Ysabel Kid » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:52 pm

Those grips are stunning! :mrgreen: 8) :mrgreen:
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#22 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:58 pm

New hammer from GunParts showed up in the mail today. I had altered the spur on original by reshaping it and adding a wide pad like on a SBH.I had done this 25 years ago, silver soldering it in place.As I was fitting & shaping the grips I thumbed it back and pulled the trigger and the spur went across the shop.
Anyhow, here are the grips installed.
Oh and I also fattened the butt end of the panels, never liked how skinny the factory panels are.
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#23 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 pm

Very Cool!!

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#24 Post by piller » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:46 pm

They look right at home on that pistol. Nice!
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