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Does anyone here know anything about Elk Stag?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by krs, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. krs

    krs Senior Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Tall Trees
    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..
  2. CWG

    CWG New Member

    Jun 28, 2008
    Diamondhead, MS
    If you will PM me I might can help you with the stag grips, maybe by phone or email.
    Hope I can help.


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