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Old 05-14-2020, 06:14 PM
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Snake Skin frontstrap

I have a new in the white Caspian frame and I would like to have the front strap and main spring done in the snake skin like on the Ed Browns.
Would anyone know who does this type of work?
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:02 PM
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I have been calling around, and so far no one does it.
I am having a hard time believing that Brown is the only one able to perform this treatment. I did call them and they would not do it on another frame, that was not theirs. Still looking for directions as to who to contact.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:49 PM
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That design might be patented and owned by Brown. In which case no one else can legally do it.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:03 AM
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Did you try Ed Brown himself?
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:52 AM
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I tried a snake skin mainspring housing. I didn’t care for the traction. Checkering or stippling is more effective. YMMV.
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:01 AM
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A steeper angle will give more traction and sharp cutters are a must. I used to offer that service when I was working but had to stop do to health reasons.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:26 PM
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Hello All
I sent Greg Derr an E-Mail and have yet to get a response.
Would anyone know for sure if he is still in business?
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:22 PM
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I think we all would have heard if he weren't. Small shop busy with lots of work plus writing for a major gun rag. Patience.....
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Old 06-01-2020, 08:28 PM
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Not entirely sure about the front strap but I know Caspian does it on the top of their slides, serrations and pretty sure they have a snakeskin MSH.

Give 'em a call and ask for Walt. If it can be done, he'l get it done.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:26 AM
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Mr. Derr has been posting completed pistols regularly and recently in the GS forums.
Every time I see one of his guns school is in session for me. I am a life long learner...
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:58 AM
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Pistolwrench

Your dragon skin looks like exactly what I am looking for.
I have sent you an E-Mail about some of the things I would like to have done.
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Old 06-05-2020, 02:08 PM
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Marc Morganti did mine mote than 10 years ago, not sure if he is still doing it, hope this helps
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