Does anyone here know anything about Elk Stag?


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krs
August 12, 2009, 01:06 PM
Elk stag horn grips specifically, but working with stag the material in general.

I have some pretty old stag grips for the 1911 pistol. I know that they once fit very well on a Colt pistol that was in my family for many years but they were removed and the pistol sold a few years back. It wasn't me, but I now have the grips.

So, I have a beautiful Colt nickel plated 1911, a 1960's pistol that still looks like new. These old stag grips would enhance that pistol mightily, in my opinion, but for some reason they've lengthened slightly.

I mean they will go over the grip bushings, pretty tight but they go and they won't quite sit down all the way onto the frame. There's a small gap at the back side of each grip, maybe .030", and I think that the material has grown slightly maybe from absorbing moisture, or something.

Is there anyone here who works with stag enough to know about it's dimensional stability - does it shrink and grow in various conditions?

Educate me.

I don't want to screw up either the grips or especially the pistol..

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CWG
August 12, 2009, 02:40 PM
If you will PM me I might can help you with the stag grips, maybe by phone or email.
Hope I can help.
Thanks

Carl

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