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    Quote Originally Posted by Bibbyman View Post
    Winter 2017/8 I fitted rough blank walnut grips to a pair of Mary's Cattleman and checked them like the grips that comes on Smokewagons. My eyes and hands ain't what they use to be.

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    You do excellent work...thank u for sharing with us...God Bless,John

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    I just did the same to a customers grips that were Ill-fitted to the frame.

    They looked very much like walnut so I used an English oil stain on them.

    Well...if he doesn’t like it the action job will more than make up for it. ;-)
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    Porsche... thanks for the info i only put on 3 small coats. I will continue to add more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paglazier View Post
    Get some walnut!
    They are walnut.


    Quote Originally Posted by tdennis View Post
    The wood on my one piece grips looks like very light walnut and did not appear to have any kind of stain.
    All the color is in the varnish.


    I refinished the top pair but hit them with some Fiebings brown leather dye before TruOil.


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    Truthfully, I like the original finish better.

    When using linseed oil I find that the coats go on easier, dry quicker, and there is absolutely no difference in the final finish when mixed 50/50 with turpentine. There is no turpentine smell when it dries.

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    MARK065...I think the grips look great the way you refinished them! Job well done. The thick red factory finish on some of these replicas is not friendly to my eyes.

    My 1872 Cimarron/Uberti Open Top was the same way. I could see some hints of maybe good looking wood under the red yuck.

    I didn't sand any but instead soaked the grips in acetone to remove the old finish.

    I didn't use any wood stain. I just used boiled linseed oil applied and rubbed in over time. Some good looking wood figuring was hiding beneath the red crud.

    C&L


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    I think the grips look better sanded. My old John Gren conversion of original unknown Italian make had very thick boxy reddish grips and I sanded them down and oiled them with linseed oil I think. The very plain end result suited me better and looks good on the plain pistol. My 2nd gen. Colt F Series has spaghetti sauce red grips, too, but since it's a Colt I'll not touch those. Uberti sure makes beautifully fitted one piece grips and I wouldn't mind the color if it was like what Colt used to do. Like on this Dragoon.



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    I believe most of y'all know of my aversion to medallions, but these grips on my Ruger Vaquero come close to what I visualize walnut grips on a Single Action should look like. Maybe don't show up too well in the photograph, but they have a slight wood grain texture rather than the ultra-smooth finish, and are simply oil finished:



    They have darkened somewhat over the years and just, to me, have that "vintage look."

    Bob Wright

    P.S. I am not adverse to having some handsome wood or stag grips on my guns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocked & Locked View Post
    MARK065...I think the grips look great the way you refinished them! Job well done. The thick red factory finish on some of these replicas is not friendly to my eyes.

    My 1872 Cimarron/Uberti Open Top was the same way. I could see some hints of maybe good looking wood under the red yuck.

    I didn't sand any but instead soaked the grips in acetone to remove the old finish.

    I didn't use any wood stain. I just used boiled linseed oil applied and rubbed in over time. Some good looking wood figuring was hiding beneath the red crud.

    Wow...those look perfect...love it...God Bless,John
    Thank u for the great tip about the acetone too

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    I did the same with my Uberti SAA, I didn't like that thick plastic finish.
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