First time garage gunsmithing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Garadex, May 11, 2013.

  1. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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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.
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well here are the aforementioned bad quality pics.
     

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  3. longunner

    longunner New Member

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

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Not too bad! How's it shoot?
     
  5. Control

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    Grips made by the Colt factory.

    Colt Woodsman grips.

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  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    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.
     
  7. Garadex

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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.
     
  8. Vikingdad

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    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.
     
  9. 1411

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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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  10. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Looks pretty good.
     
  11. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Now you guys really got me going!! I started sanding my stock today...gotta pull out the dents during the week...
     
  12. Control

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    Colt made those grips in Hartford, CT.

    That's a Colt Woodsman Bullseye Match Target with Elephant Ear grips.

    Here is another one.

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  13. GSmith1883

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    Good work, looks great.
    my first job was gorilla gluing a Houge sleeve grip for a glock on my Springfield XD. Cut out the grip safety with a kitchen knife!!
     
  14. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    If it works and looks okay no reason to not like it.
     
  15. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The tools are actually pretty cheap if you do it by hand.

    http://www.dembartco.com/products1.htm
     
  16. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Yup. They are cheap. But I am cheaper.;)