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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 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.
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I have a early 1900s Colt with similar grips but not a Bisley. Working with polymers and forms of plastics is a whole nother set of skills than wood working. The color would not be as hard as the blending and bonding of the part. On the back side of the grip that goes next to the frame, I can,t see a difference. That takes a perfection oriented work ethic to make the back side that no one sees look as good as the front.
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