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I want to give a huge shout out to Curt Harlow, 44magget on this site, grip maker extraordinaire. I had Curt make me 2 sets of service style stocks and I was blown away by the beauty and quality. I decided I needed more of his work. I e-mailed him and asked him to make me a set of Ropers. I wanted fancy grips and told him so. He quoted me a price based on his available woods, but said we could order in anything I wanted and even gave me the website of an exotic wood store in his town.
I was able to browse their site and pick out the exact piece of wood I wanted him to make my grips out of. He went and picked it up. As the piece of wood was big enough for several pairs of grips we split the cost of the wood. Curt then worked his magic.
The wood is bubinga and my lighting has changed the color. The actual color has a little more red in it than my photos show. The figure is just amazing! I have installed them on a 4" 586 and they feel wonderful!
If you're in need of some new clothes for your favorite revolver, you can't go wrong with Curt.
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He does great work. I have had 4 pairs of his grips and have been impressed with each one.
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Have one set he made from wood he had left from a set he made and sold here on the form. They are k round target, nicely done. Larry
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Have one set he made from wood he had left from a set he made and sold here on the form. They are k round target, nicely done. Larry
Sweet! That's a good looking combo!
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By the way, my photography skills are lacking. The checkering is not frosted, although it does look pretty sweet. My lighting sucks. As soon as I see the sun again I'll try some more. Pictures, I suppose, aren't going to do them justice anyway.
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Nice wood here!
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It really works nice, I sold out mine some weeks ago !
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Here’s a pic of a set just received from Mr. Harlow:


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Here are some better pics of the Ropers Curt made for me.
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Here’s another set from Mr. Harlow.


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Curt strikes again! My 629 Classic. I asked him for smooth cokes with a speedloader cutout on the left, RB to SB conversion, and made in bubinga wood. They are gorgeous and feel so much better than the stock Goodyears!
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Well, he did it again. Once more Curt has taken my request, added his magic and, Presto! New clothes for my 581!
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