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Anyone recognize these grips?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by thorborg, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have a BFR 45-70 which came with rubber grips that I could not get my pinky on. Needless to say, shooting a 45-70 hand gun with two fingers and a thumb grip is tricky at best. I made some wood grips 3/4" longer to fit my large hands and have been a happy until recently. I’ve asked Magnum Research over the years if other larger rubber grips are available. Apparently this is not a priority for them and prevalence of the BFR unimpressive for aftermarket support.
    Recently I found this picture which I sent to Magnum Research to verify the frame as a BFR and ask if they had knowledge of grip source / manufacturer to which they opined:
    “ As best as I can tell it is a BFR. Looks like someone fit some super Black Hawk grips to it.”
    I've never bought aftermarket grips always made wooden ones so have "O" experience with them.
    Can anyone identify the manufacture of grip pictured? The shape may be altered likely on trigger area if so.
    bfr.jpg
    Since someone else obviously preceded me in this endeavor, I believe it is also within my ability to alter them to function on my BFR which my arthritic hands would appreciate.
    Thanks for any help here.
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Those are most likely Hogue grips. They have the "pebble" texture which I personally have never seen on Pachmayr grips.
     
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  3. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I shot off the picture to Hogue.
    Got this nearly immediately response from Hogue:
    "The grip pictured is the 84000 rubber grip. It is not a perfect fit on the BFR frame. The BFR frame is slightly larger than the Super Blackhawk frame. Due to these differences we do not recommend doing this. As you can see, some customers have still chosen to do this and are satisfied with the results."

    Amusing was the legalese unrecommending, whilst still encouraging me. Also amusing was the primary Hogue web site indicating they also make microbiological toilet seats!
    Thanks Heretic for your sharp eye.
     
  4. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they'll get the idea and make some BFR grips based on that mold...


    elsie
     
  5. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm not waiting, one can do wonders with a sharp knife.
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Molds are expensive and they get asked all the time for grips and stocks for much more popular firearms and they don't make them - there is obviously some amount of demand that they require to just break even on their overhead.