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Old 11-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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leather grips I made for my 1911 today.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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Impressive!!!

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How are they wet?

Or are they just for the BBQ?

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Did you harden the leather?

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I am a saddlemaker and it is just something I wanted to try.they have a great feel. I going to leave them on for a while and see how durable they turn out to be . If they do get wet I will probaly just oil them woth neatsfoot oul.

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That is with neatsfoot oil.

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Canebrake I have seen your snakeskin grips.are they leather or wood? I work with and have alot of rattlesnake skins

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Nice work - they look good.

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First attempt at wood grips. Spalted blackgum.

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Canebrake I have seen your snakeskin grips.are they leather or wood? I work with and have alot of rattlesnake skins
They are leather, but I have delegated the gun's use to BBQ show-off duty. They are Timber Rattler with a heavy gloss finish.



The set I had on the gun before them were Prairie Rattler with a flat finish. I liked the feel and the purchase but they were just too thick. Wish I had the same hide mounted on a pair of slim stocks.

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