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#202802 - 10/21/19 02:22 PM OM Super Blackhawk make over
KRal
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While being off here lately, I've had the opportunity to do some things I don't normally have time to do: work up loads; fire lapping on some revolvers; shooting; posting on forums and tinkering on guns, just to name a few. A while back I purchased a Ruger Old Army with a brass gripframe with the intent to swap out the gripframe with my OM Super Blackhawk. Last week I had the chance to get to work on it. I hand fitted the grip frame to the Super and decided to build some custom grips while I was at it. I want to work on it then, while I could, and only had one piece of wood laying around that was big enough to get two grip panels from - so I run with it. It is not a bookmatch set, but turned out ok, considering what I had on hand that would work. So, I went to work with a piece of desert ironwood I had laying around. This is the outcome...






I made the panels thicker than factory offerings, more along the thickness of Freedom Arms M83 grips and it made a world of difference on feel, felt recoil and shootability.

Next upgrades on this revolver will be a CCH frame, custom pinned front sight, custom rear sight, and barrel/cylinder re-blue. But for now, it's ready to hunt.
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#202803 - 10/21/19 02:31 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: KRal]
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No matter Book match or not those grips look awesome. Your talent shines again Sir. Job well done.

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#202811 - 10/21/19 06:52 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: cherokeetracker]
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It looks awesome to me!
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#202812 - 10/21/19 07:11 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: reflex264]
wheelguns
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Gorgeous Kim!

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#202815 - 10/21/19 07:37 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: wheelguns]
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Looks fantastic , beautiful job!

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#202816 - 10/21/19 07:37 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: wheelguns]
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Absolutely stunning! Would you be willing to build some grips for a FA 83?

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#202817 - 10/21/19 07:38 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: Pa. Mike]
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Absolutely beautiful. Nicely done.

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#202818 - 10/21/19 07:48 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: Willicd76]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: Willicd76
Absolutely stunning! Would you be willing to build some grips for a FA 83?


Hmmm....don?t know if I want to get into grips at the moment - kinda got my plate full now. I?m over two year backlog on knife builds

If the knife business ever goes south, I?ll probably roll over to grips.
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#202822 - 10/21/19 09:12 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: KRal]
Willicd76
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Ok. Never hurts to ask....

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#202832 - 10/21/19 10:15 PM Re: OM Super Blackhawk make over [Re: Willicd76]
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Beautiful grips Kim.
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