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Old 04-08-2017, 04:00 PM   #21
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So pine is stiff enough? Or just to use once or twice?
I only used it once for each gun. Pine will crush a bit when squished, but that actually helps gain more surface area.
 
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Old 04-08-2017, 04:12 PM   #22
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I guess I never posted this one, it was a resto/custom build. It is an old model (1972) Blackhawk that I refinished and adapted a Colt 1851 Navy grip frame to and made a custom set of grips from Bloodwood.

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TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Project part 1

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Project part 2

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Project part 3

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Project part 4

TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Project part 5

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