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Old 05-21-2022, 10:37 PM
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Did anyone notice or watch these Coke grips on eBay last month?
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Yes I seen them. Not matching color. MD
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Yes. I did watch them, but I cannot remember what they went for...? For the right well-used 44 Magnum, they would be the perfect grips...
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Yep, took a lot of will power for me not to bid on them. I figured with the cost of a refinish/checker they'd still be a really good buy.
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Yes, I saw them, put on my watchlist and then forgot to bid. Pretty good deal for $161.50 I think.

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Do my eyes deceive or does one grip have diamond and the other doesn’t.
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Do my eyes deceive or does one grip have diamond and the other doesn’t.
Just worn off, but it's kinda still there.
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I was the winning bidder and thought I might be able to "fix-em-up". After a few weeks of on & off effort, I was able to get them back to almost normal. Well worth the time in my estimation.

MD, I have seen quite a few "Cokes" that did not match color wise or even the grain in the wood. "Cokes" were special grips for the the early .41's & .44's, but I think S&W still considered then utilitarian as far as trying to match color & grain.

I am toying with the idea to try and match the stain a little closer and clean up the bottom boarders. I have a few more photos of the process in anyone is interested.

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Wow Gary. You did a beautiful job on those.

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Nice grip rescue!
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Good job Gary! More photos please.
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Looked like half of two different pairs to me!
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Excellent work! They hardly look like the same stocks in the ebay picture.
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Thanks for the comments. Here are photos showing the progression on the right panel.
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Here is the progression on the left panel.
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Here are some shots as they are now. As you can see in the shot of the bottom of the grips, probably two different lots of wood.
I sure wish I knew how to rotate the photos, maybe the Moderator can help, Thanks
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Really nice work. How to turn $160 in to $500!

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Very impressive restoration. They look great!
I have a set of 2nd Gen python grips that need your magic
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I was the winning bidder and thought I might be able to "fix-em-up". After a few weeks of on & off effort, I was able to get them back to almost normal. Well worth the time in my estimation.

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A-STINKIN-MAZING!!! Great Work! And thanks a ton for your in-process photos. I loved seeing the evolution.
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Very impressive restoration on those! You obviously have talent for that type of work. There's probably a few members here that would love to see similar improvements on their stocks.

What are you putting them on? Pics?
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Fantastic work. You should be very proud of that rescue. Well done, sir.
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Absolutely, a beautiful restoration!!

Thanks for posting the photos of the work in progress.

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Wow - what a transformation

I can't even cut a 2x4 straight. You folks that can work majic like that with wood are impressive.
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Nice job, Gary! Now get ready for the landslide of requests for your help.
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Dad gum, Gary, you have got some real talent! Please don't tell us this was your first try at doing that kind of work!

I agree with Mike, above.
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Larry,

No, I have been doing it for a good number of years. Just wanted to get really proficient before showing off....HA! Lots of trial & error, and still learning. Every grip is a little different.

I miss visiting with Charly at Tulsa.

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Excellent job, and a lot of envy for your skills. It would be interesting to see the tools you used, too. I recently made a search, and I saw there are different blades to do that job
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Great work. I could not have done that
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