New StarBM Bocote Grips Done

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by MikeH121, March 17, 2015.

  1. MikeH121
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    Finished, (well mostly) the new grips made of Bocote for the Star BM. They are thick. Half again as the originals. But I haven't decided if I am gonna thin them or add some finger grooves first.

    They are not laquered but merely buffed out with a dremel buffing wheel.

    Shaped and installed left side, right cut and ready to shape.

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    As I said they are thick for the moment.

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    Shaped and buffed right side.

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    Thick did I say that already?

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    I think the Bocote goes well with the Blued metal. Now will maybe reblue the Star.

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  2. daniellawecki
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    Do the feel good or does the handling seem wrong. They look really nice go shoot then tune them to your liking. Once the wood is gone there's no going back.:thumbs:
     
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  3. reaper66
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    They look kinda thick. Hahahahaha!

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  4. MikeH121
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    I can always make another set. As I said they feel okay to me. I have average sized hands. If I finger groove them I need to keep them thick as I get the grooves set. Then thin them out tapered into the grooves. I will most likely thin them just maybe a little thicker than the originals.

    I also disabled (removed) the mag safety. It is a bar of spring steel just popped out. No modifying. Just in the box with the grips. I also have different woods so may do another set in something else.

    I cannot leave well enough alone. :lol:
     
  5. diesel
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    They look great, Mike. Keep up the good work, my friend.:thumbs:
     

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