Get a grip! (OK, a fore end)

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Project by Brett posted 11-24-2020 07:50 PM 806 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these grips from Sapele quite a while ago. They ended up on this air pistol recently and I carved in the finger grooves and added the pigskin stippling. The pistol didn’t look finished so I made a fore end for it. I didn’t realize it at the time (been out of the shop for a while) but I made it out of mahogany, not Sapele. Color was waaaay off! Decided that I couldn’t live with it that way and the design I made didn’t really flow with the grips so out came Fore End v.2!

I’m much happier with this second version (out of Sapele) but I’m a bit bummed that the color still doesn’t match the grips. Hopefully it will darken over time? Anyway, I don’t think v.3 will be coming out anytime soon so here it is in all its glory!

Thanks for looking! Shoot straight! Measure twice, cut three times! Ha ha!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#1 posted 11-24-2020 07:51 PM

So clean and precise….magnificant job!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-24-2020 08:10 PM

Nice grips!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-24-2020 09:00 PM

The color match is negligible and it looks fantastic. well done.

-- -Todd

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#4 posted 11-24-2020 09:51 PM

Made some grips one time for a 22 target pistol, yours are much better.
Nice work.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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#5 posted 11-24-2020 11:24 PM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-24-2020 11:59 PM

great job. The stippling looks great and adds quite a bit.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 11-25-2020 07:05 PM

Very nice job. I have several firearms, but I don’t know anything about air pistols and I’m curious what the gauge is for…

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#8 posted 11-26-2020 03:56 AM

Many thanks for the kind words my woodworking friends! I was just shooting and admiring this pistol tonight sitting under the carport and shooting into a trap inside the shop. Such a fun way to spend some down time.

@bubbs The gauge is for the air pressure in the air cykinder. This pistol is what is known as a PCP = Pre Charged Pneumatic air pistol. It is charged with air from either a special high pressure hand pump, high pressure air compressor or an SCBA bottle. When I say high pressure air I am talking up to 4500 psi! The operating pressure for this pistol is 3000 down to 1500 psi. I have several of these type power plant airguns and many more of other type power plants. They all operate under the same basic principle… Some sort of compressed gas that probes the projectile. I got into airguns as an adult about 13 years ago. If you are into firearms or simply like to shoot, I would recommend looking into the modern world of adult airguns. I’m not talking the stuff that van be bought of the shelves at Walmart but somethe higher quality stuff that is bought online.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#9 posted 11-26-2020 04:22 PM

Thank you for the explanation. I might have to look into those. Might be fun.

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#10 posted 11-26-2020 06:56 PM

For whatever reason, my email on this site has never worked and they’ve never been able to fix it, so I can’t PM you. I’ll just google for some info. I just wasn’t aware that they made these. I just assumed that Daisy controlled the market. LOL

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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