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Old 10-20-2011, 03:48 AM   #431
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Buckeye Burl grips on a S&W 1911PD

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I like those buckeye grips.

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Couldn't help it, I had to share.

Honduran Rosewood Burl

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Couldn't help it, I had to share.

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D. A. N. G. Those are gorgeous
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Thanks. I was very pleased with the result as well. It's very difficult to find wood like that and I lucked out with those.

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Thanks. I was very pleased with the result as well. It's very difficult to find wood like that and I lucked out with those.
So.....how can I get me some of those.....
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You'll have to wait until I can source more wood. Right now I'm coming up with nothing, especially nothing that nice.

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I'm wanting to get my first 1911 soon, have got it narrowed down between brands (Colt, Springfield, S&W in that order), and had a thought on some custom grips.

What about a dark (blued, duracoated, whatever) 1911 with Osage Orange grips? Any thoughts on that?

I'm working on a grip for my revolver, and the 1911 looks like it would be much easier than the project I have going, so I would like to do it myself if I ever get around to getting one.

You think it would look good? Have anything that looks similar?

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Trip you don't have a 1911????!!!!
Speechless!

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Osage Orange is a beautiful bright yellow color when it's freshly cut. I have two carvings in Osage on my desk at work. The thing to remember about Osage Orange is that it will lose that bright yellow color with age. It will eventually turn a muddy brown color. This process will happen faster with exposure to UV light, like shooting outdoors. When the wood is bright yellow, it will look great on a black or blued frame. As it gets more and more brown, it will lose the contrast and become more plain looking. Yellowheart is similar to Osage in bright yellow color and will not turn brown as quickly as Osage will.

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