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Grip Repair

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I had a pleasant surprise this week. A couple of years ago I picked up a 1907 Colt Bisley. It was well used with little finish remaining but the worst part was that one grip had a large chip out of it.

On the Colt Forum I was given the name of a guy, Don Furr, who could repair the grip but I was skeptical about how that would look. I looked at replacement grips but original ones were expensive plus both the original grips were serial numbered to the gun. A couple of weeks ago I mailed the grips to Don and they came back this week. I was shocked. There is no evidence of a repair on the outside or inside. I have no idea how he was able to match the color like he did. This was about the best $65 I've ever spent. If anybody has a grip needing repair I highly recommend him.

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That is impressive - I have a friend who lives in Martin TN - Ron Neely who can fix wood like that, works on high dollar stuff and is a stock maker. ...………. I can fix stuff where it is very strong - but it looks like I fixed it LOL.
I may need to talk to him. I’ve got a Parker with a chip off the toe of the buttstock.
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That looks fantastic. Did he patch it or did he make another whole grip for that side? On the back side I cannot see any difference in the graining of the wood. You got your money,s worth and then some.
This is the original black, rubber grip. The way he blended the old and new is phenomenal. Just as amazing is the way he checkered the repair and then rounded the diamonds to blend in.
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