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    SAA grip fitment

    When they say OVERSIZED and need FITMENT they aren’t kidding! This is slow work for me. I guess the grips were original,can’timaginesomeone having them on a SA they way they were. One side done anyway. Oh wait,after they are shaved down,I have to refinish them. Pete








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    SAA grip frames can differ quite a bit - grips were fitted during assembly and prior to final finishing, and were 'close-fit' to the frame, with no proud wood or other material - that's why finding a pair at a gun show, and expecting them to be drop-in is chancy, at best.

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    At least you have plenty of grip to trim! It is bad when they are undersized somewhere. I mask the straps using that heavy brown tape bought at U-Haul to avoid scratching the straps. Then the grips are trimmed using small files. I always file into (towards) the grips from just above the tape on the straps.

    Others may have a better idea for masking and fitting, and if so -- I want to "listen in".

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorio1sw View Post
    Others may have a better idea for masking and fitting, and if so -- I want to "listen in".
    I am open to new ideas as well.
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    Use a very sharp needle to scribe around the edge of the grip frame to mark the edge of material to be removed. After you are down to that line slow wins the race.
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    I fitted some black eagle grips last year. I painted the edge with Wite-out and scribbled a line with the back edge of an X-cato knife


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