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My Uberti 1858

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Suon, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Suon

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    I picked this 2008 uberti up for 150.
    I added a stainless steel piece to the bottom of the grip frame, (silver soldered)
    bobbed it and trimmed a lot off of the back strap.
    on the front strap I removed almost a 1/4 of material, you can see the screw hanging out
    that's fully tight against the hammer spring. (still need to trim the screw)

    I don't like how the pinky rest turned out on the grip. So I'm on the hunt for another set of grips to butcher, I mean modify. I also lined the inside of the grips with a sheet of brass,
    I just wanted the lines of brass showing on the back strap of the grip is all.
    And I think it might look good with white grips
     
  2. Retreever

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    Nice work, these guns do look nice with white grips.
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    Suon

    I'm a big fan of white/ivory colored grips on any gun but even more so on revolvers!
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  4. ApacheCoTodd

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    I don't know that I'd like having it.... Don't know that I wouldn't either.

    What I do know is - I like looking at it.

    Nice touch.

    Like retriever, I'd think it would look great in wait like a faux ivory but fully covering your new extension too.

    Todd.
     
  5. Retreever

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    Here's set of white grips I made myself using silicone molding and a dremel tool.
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  6. bannockburn

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    Nicely done!
     
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  7. Driftwood Johnson

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    Howdy

    What you have created is similar to what Merwin Hulbert used to call the Skull Crusher grip. For obvious reasons.

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  8. Old Stumpy

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    That's why Pinkerton requested it. o_O
     
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  11. Retreever

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    ruger357 thought you might like these - building them for my Old Vaquero 45 lc's
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