Steel finger Grooves for a steel frame guns

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Kenney, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    How the hell do you even go about this? The pictures are from a guy call TJ's Custom Works. I asked him a while back and he said he could do it to any steel frame gun (for $1200). Obviously, if I can do it myself, that'd be the preferred.
     

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  2. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    he is probably welding on a piece blending and refinishing the frame or making a completely new frame
     

  3. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    It says he welded it on. I just have to wonder how and can I do the same.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Now, before you start, realize that improper application of high-heat to a precision-made metal frame could warp that frame. That dude probably has some weird jigs to keep everything straight while he is working on the piece.

    I would prolly just try a set of those wrap-around grips or something first.
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I have seen finger grooves like that attached to the magazine. Would shoot fine but how the devil would you drop the mag without dropping the gun?
     
  6. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    tig welding is probably the way he welds it on low current low heat easy to blend that's the way I'd do it
     
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  7. KllSwtch8473

    KllSwtch8473 New Member

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    Other than that block sticking out of the front of the slide that gun is looking pretty B.A.
     
  8. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Member

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    I can remember where my fingers go!
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The above handgun would never be purchased by me.

    I don't put a finger in front of the trigger guard.
    I know where my fingers go and don't need a reminder.
    The comp is not blended to the slide and looks like a cheap after thought.
    My hold trips such an extended slide stop.
    The dust cover on the frame and the slide do not match up.

    IMO, this is a pretty thing, but the work is of questionable quality. Bling does not mean the firearm will function reliably.
     
  10. Kenney

    Kenney New Member

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    Meh... I don't really care much for the weapon in question, I'm just interested in the finger grooves.