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Old 05-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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So I other than sanding down some parts on the action of my Mosin Nagant and taking apart my Dad's S&W Sigma so I could remove a spring I never modified any gun, until now. I bought some Hogue grips for my Ruger standard (the original name for the MKI/II/III series) but my grip frame was an old model and they didn't fit; Irritated I let them sit in a box in my garage. about two months after that I saw them again and though, "Screw it I got a dremel and I'll make 'em fit." Well after about an hour I got them to fit almost perfectly. Not bad for a guy who's never done anything like this before I think. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but it looks decent and feels good. I will post pics, sorry but they're going to be from my phone so don't expect anything fancy.

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Well here are the aforementioned bad quality pics.

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Nice! Looks good to me! Makes me wanna refinish the stock on my Mosin...

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Not too bad! How's it shoot?

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Default Grips made by the Colt factory.

Colt Woodsman grips.

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Colt Woodsman grips.

Nice. Did you make them? What kind of wood is that? I have been wanting to try my hand at checkering for awhile but have yet to get the tools needed.
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Not too bad! How's it shoot?
Haven't shot it yet but it feels really good. Still too small for my large-ish hands but it's better than the factory grips.
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Haven't shot it yet but it feels really good. Still too small for my large-ish hands but it's better than the factory grips.
I have the same problem, having large hands. I have made grips for some of my single-actions that are a bit thicker than the stock ones and those have turned out nice. I wish my 22/45 wasn't the polymer frame version as I would like to make some custom grips that fit my hands. I would also like to make a custom rifle stock for my 10-22 and/or my Mini-14. Just for kicks mind you. Though both of them have too short of a pull for me. I am a long-limbed 6'4" man so guns tend to be short for me.
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Here is my first attempt at refinishing a stock.

I think it came out pretty nice, wasn't a fan of the red finish.

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Here is my first attempt at refinishing a stock.

I think it came out pretty nice, wasn't a fan of the red finish.
Looks pretty good.
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