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Old 09-20-2012, 05:22 AM   #1
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I am a grandfather who dotes on his only granddaughter and would never treat her differently than her male brothers and cousins. That said, here is my question: I have purchased a Olympic Arms Whitney Wolverine .22LR semi-auto pistol for her Christmas present. It is in her favorite color: PINK (!) and is quite swoopy and sleek and she has wanted one since she saw a picture of one in that color a while back. It comes from the factory with rather plain, black plastic grips and I have decided that replacements in ivory-white or silver would be a nice touch on this pistol. Any suggestions, gentlemen? Most places have no idea what a Whitney Wolverine is, much less have grips to fit. I would appreciate any assistance (or even alternate grip style suggestions) that you may be able to provide. Grampa/Santa thanks you!

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Old 09-20-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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Good man!

I hate to say it, but you may have to have them custom made as the Wolverine isn't exactly a common pistol. Search the net as best you can, you may find some, but I kind of doubt it. Check the gun auction sites like Gunbroker, GunsAmerica, etc. as well.

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It appears that grips for the wolverine are complicated - not a DIY project. You might want to consider having the grips refinished. I am not an expert on painting composite finishes but other members have painted composite firearms.

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It appears that grips for the wolverine are complicated - not a DIY project. You might want to consider having the grips refinished. I am not an expert on painting composite finishes but other members have painted composite firearms.
This is going to be your best option. As others have said, search eBay, Google, gun auctions sites, and anywhere else but I suspect you won't have much luck. You may have to try the spray paint that is made to adhere to plastics. You might also try something like Duracoat or Cerakote.
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Try here.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=6308

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Thank you, Gentlemen, for your suggestions; it is an interesting problem I've created for myself, isn't it? An examination of the schematic on the Olympic Arms website (Olympic is the current manufacturer of the Wolverine) shows that the grips are apparently fairly simple in contour, held in place with two screws on each side (like a 1911!). When the piece arrives I will have to remove them and examine them closely to see just how "simple" they are. It does show on the site that a set of natural wood grips with cross-hatching are available. They aren't much to look at but are better than the plain, black plastic scales that come with the gun. It is apparent that patience will be required on my part before any progress can be made, but I should get this problem solved in the three-months before Christmas (I had better!). Again, thank you and I promise to post whatever the results are after the first of the year...if I can get her to let go of the thing long enough!

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I never heard of this pistol. Did a little research...and ordered one off of gun broker in desert tan. Duck dodgers time!

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There are white grips out there, but finding them is the trick. Good luck with the search.

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you can find grip for whitney at vintagegungrips.com , they cost 31.00 and can be had in any material in any color white pink green etc....

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Thank you, guncollector; that looks like the solution to my problem. Now I will consult with her father to determine what color to get since that company offers so many choices. As for tacticalfun, I was thinking of "Tom Corbett: Space Cadet" but that was 50's TV space-opera rather than an ageless cartoon. The Wolverine does look like it could fit into anything from Buck Rogers to Star Trek without raising eyebrows. The reviews say the pistol is an excellent shooter and handles in the Ruger Mark and Browning Buckmaster tradition. While I personally would rather have one of the original alloy models from the 50's or 60's, I think my Granddaughter will do fine with the pink polymer. Let me know how you like your Desert Tan version.

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