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Old 11-17-2023, 12:52 AM
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I feel like that Britney Spears song "Oops I did it again". I found another model 58 and couldn't leave well enough alone so off it went to Alan Harton along with a model 28 cylinder, a rebored model 520 barrel, a set of Bowens Combat sights and a set of Roy Fishpaw N frame combat grips that he built for someone else's gun in 1997.

Alan rechambered the cylinder to 41 Special, installed the barrel, round butted the grip frame, machined and installed the Bowen sights but he did not want to fit the grips. Since Roy had bedded them originally with Acra-glass Alan was hesitant to try to make them fit so when they got home I figured what the heck and started whittling and sawing. I ended up removing all the bedding compound, cutting off the front of the grips then regluing a section of rosewood, inletting the new piece so the grip frame would fit then reshaped the new pieces to match the contours of the finger ridges Roy had built in the grips years ago. Just a little more final sanding then I will start applying coats of Tung oil and it will be ready to shoot. This is the 4th or 5th Model 58 I have owned and I can not resist tweaking them for some reason.

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