BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Niner » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:58 pm

That does look good. I am anticipating a glowing report on how well they work when shooting at targets.
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Woftam » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:04 pm

Very well done Duncan.
I notice you've rounded off the ends rather than squared them like the originals, going to have any effect on grip under recoil do you think ?
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Dave 101 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:05 pm

Well done Duncan , they look good , it must be a good sense of achievement for you

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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:11 am

Woftam wrote:Very well done Duncan.
I notice you've rounded off the ends rather than squared them like the originals, going to have any effect on grip under recoil do you think ?
I really don't know G, I will let you know on Thursday! The profile is also thicker than the originals and so the actual grip on the gun seems to be firmer.
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Dutch Mosin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:04 am

Fantastic job Duncan.
I love to read posts like this one.
Thanks.
Now off to the range.

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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by DuncaninFrance » Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:25 pm

Shot 36 rounds at the range yesterday and the gun was very stable and much easier to shoot.
The only thing I needed to do was to thin the front edge profiles a bit as the radius of the edge was too severe for comfort.
Targets below. I have just finished re shaping the grips and so will be polishing them over the weekend.

It is obvious that although it is a more comfortable gun to shoot now I still can't hit a barn door with it :loco:
I think I am going to trty and change the fore sight for a pin instead of the blade as I get so much distortion from it.
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by DuncaninFrance » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:11 pm

Well here we are. After removing more wood from both grips, mainly to reduce the radius on the leading edges which were rather uncomfortable after a full cylinder, I have finished them with CCL Gunstock Conditioning Oil and bluing the screw that holds them onto the frame.
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I am more than happy with the final results, even if the fit is not 100% perfect on the back of the frame where it shows a little.
I was not at all convinced I could do the job to a good enough standard but I am pleasantly surprised.
( Next job already scheduled - shorten my Benelli stock by 8mm )
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Dutch Mosin » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:29 pm

I think you did a great job on those grips Duncan.
They look fantastic to me.
Good shooting too.


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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Aughnanure » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Well done, that man ! :bigsmile:
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Re: BIGGER HAND GRIPS FOR MY 1858 - THE PROCESS

Post by Niner » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:10 pm

Looks good. Well done. And if it makes the gun feel better in your hand all the better.


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