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Old 01-30-2009, 08:29 PM
nightwolf1974 nightwolf1974 is offline
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fingergroove question

ok, so i want fingergrooves on a frame. does anyone sell a frame like that?

below is a pic of a essex frame with a finished gun above it. how do you get that done?

any advice would be welcomed.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:36 PM
Trijicon Trijicon is offline
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Personally I would stencil out where the grooves would go then using a dremel with a sanding wheel I would slowly etch it out leaving about 1/16" leeway. I would then finish by hand using a 400 grit auto wet / dry sandpaper.

You would have to follow that up with a beadblasting on the face to get the finish uniform.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:38 PM
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You have to post pics if you try that. Sounds like a cool project.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:41 PM
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A less permanent (and less risky) option is to get wooden Hogue grips for 1911 with finger grooves. I did that and modified the grooves on grips to fit my hand better. This method lets you return to standard 1911 frame style whenever you want just by changing grips.
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