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Hmmmm? Briar grips??

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Josey, Jun 1, 2004.

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  1. Josey

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    I have my vices. I shoot. I smoke too. I have some nicely grained briar pipes. I have been wondering if grips for a pistol could be made from briar. Has anyone heard of a custom grip made from briar or maybe Italian redroot?
     
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    Dumb question: What's a Briar Pipe?
     
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    CrudeGT, you mean you never heard of the Briar Witch Project?

    :neener: :p :D
     
  5. Taipei Personality

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    Briar pipes, the wooden ones you commonly see, are made from the wood of Erica arborea, a member of the heather family found in southern Europe. The best wood is found in the center of the root.
     
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    Ohh yeah the Briar Witch Project... Sure, I remember that one. It was the one about the kids get eaten by trees right?:D
     
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    Then it'll be meerschaum instead of ivory... :rolleyes: ;)

    It'd be interesting to see grips made by Peterson and Savinelli... I could go for a nice set by Ardor :)
     
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    I can see it now....Savinelli four-dot grips formy Ruger SS Bisley; Barlings for the Redhawk.
     
  9. Josey

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    With that logic, GBD for my Webley Mark VI?
     
  10. Cacique500

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    Briar burl has a lot of cracks in it naturally and it's very difficult to find a good piece large enough for grips (It can be done, but it is very difficult). Should make a pretty set of grips - but you may want to look around at other burls that have similar figure.
     
  11. Standing Wolf

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    I've got a piece of amboine burl that wants to become a set of stocks. I doubt it would take heat the way briar would, but it's every bit as richly figured and somewhat lighter in color than most briar.
     
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    Amboyna makes nice grips...but I don't recommend it for a pipe :)
     
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