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New Grips for an Elephant Gun

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Project by DeLayne Peck posted 08-19-2014 09:18 PM 1003 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If Micro-Elephants escape from our Children’s Zoo, proliferate, and threaten Lincoln’s gardens, I am ready. The threat of this little three inch, 25 caliber, pistol ought to back a hungry herd out of our flowers.

Truth is I was somehow attracted to this tiny Pop Tart at a gun show. At home, I promptly dropped it and shatter the extravagant plastic grips. (@$& – #*^% – ~&)

The plastic grips were traced onto Colorado Claro Walnut slices. The blanks were cut out with a scroll saw. Then, double-back taped to a scrap wood carrier with a handle attached. To produce the needed curvature, I rocked each blank against the occilating belt sander attachment for a Ridgid spindle sander. Hand sanded, poly finish.

I have to admire the genius behind branding Ridgid Tools for a largely male market.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.





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DiggerJ

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#1 posted 08-19-2014 11:14 PM

Thank Heavens! For a minute I thought your local elephants carried guns! It is the right size to carry in their trunks. ;^P
Very nice grip set.
I make kydex CCW holster rigs for my friends, ane on of them got a 32 from his Grandfather, with broken grips. I am gonna steal it and build him some new grips and a nice case for him.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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oldnovice

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 11:45 PM

Nice work DeLayne. I knew you would get a grip sooner or later!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 12:11 AM

Beautiful grips on that little “girl gun”. Glad it didn’t shoot ya when you dropped it!

“Let’s be careful out there!”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 12:55 AM

Beautiful grips. Have fun hunting mice ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 01:47 AM

Great job on the new grips. Nice choice of wood, too!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DeLayne Peck

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 06:10 AM

True story: After a trip to the range, I accidently fired a round cleaning a target pistol in my kitchen. Smoke hung in the room, the dog didn’t come out of the basement for a week, and I could not find where the round went. Well, not until I discovered the garbage disposal was dead. Got her dead-center! Right through the cabinet door.

Later, the plumber ask, “What happened to this?” I replied without a word more, “I shot it.” The job was finished very quickly and I thought I heard tires peel when he left.

Thanks for the comments!!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 01:38 PM

DJ, That’s a little scary! Reread the second line of my post above! I did shoot a dishwasher and a lawnmower but not by accident!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 08-20-2014 04:07 PM

Little kids should be TAUGHT GUN SAFETY! BEAUTIFUL JOB! You should make some up and put them on eBay or have a gun buddy take them to shows.

You can make a set of walnut grips for my Heritage—22—single action—9 inch barrel revolver anytime!

Seriously—great gun—BUT the grips are too small for my hand and I have small hands. The factory cocobolo grips are beautiful, but small!

-- just rjR

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Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 08-20-2014 05:01 PM

Nice little set of grips….

Do you keep a razor in your shoe to go with it? (think Jim Croce :^)

I’ve never had an accidental discharge and hope I never do. A little paranoia can go a long ways.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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DeLayne Peck

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#10 posted 08-21-2014 05:51 AM

Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown! Aye, Matt!

Gun safety as a little kid? When I was a skinny 7 year old, my Dad and Grandfather handed me a loaded 12 gauge and leaned me against a telephone pole. I got the crap knocked out of me, badly bruised, and they couldn’t stop laughing.

I know, sounds like I am total goof with guns. But, the garbage disposal is a great story to tell on yourself. One harmless round in 60 years.

Thanks Guys!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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Roger

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#11 posted 08-25-2014 12:38 PM

Nice grips DJ. The sad story of the disposal, but, just a very good reminder to us all about firearm safety. Always, Always, Always, check the barrel to be sure any firearm is empty. Carry on. Glad you and everyone else has all their pieces and parts intact, except for the disposal of course.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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