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So, I just customized the stocks on my old Colt Agent snubby -- WDYT?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by fireninja13, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    So, I recently got an old Colt Agent .38 Special snubby revolver in trade from bow503, and it has quickly become one of my every day carry guns. . . I know, I know, the parkerized Agent is about the ugliest revolver ever to wear a Colt medallion, but for me that is part of the charm -- is it was as pretty as a Cobra, I'd hesitate to toss it into my shoulder bag or in my shoulder holster. . . and, I love the trigger -- so smooth :thumbup: Plus at 15 oz, it is a light as a J frame airweight, but is a real six gun. . .

    But, the big old triangular square-butt stocks didn't fit my hands well. . . and I didn't like the Hogue Monogrips much either. . . So, I took an old beat up set of checkered walnut Detective Special stocks, reshaped them with a razor, and sanded them down. Specifically, I removed the checkering, shaved down and rounded the outer corner of the butt by a good 3/8", and added a pinky notch (kind of like the old Pachmayr grips). I sanded them smooth, but not glass smooth, and finished them with a light oil finish because I wanted to retain a little texture for better grip.

    The result is even slimmer than stock, prints less, and more importantly fits my hand and points much much better. What do y'all think of my amateur work?

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  2. bow503

    bow503 where it rains most the time Active Member

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    O snap! That is beautiful! Glad you like it. The derringer we traded it a great piece. And you are right. Pocket carry is the only way to go. And recoil is not nearly as bad as I would have expected. And it is a handsome piece as well. Happy shooting fire!
     
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  3. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I like it
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    nice work, Did you save enough to get a manicure?
     
  5. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    hadn't realized I was on a cosmetology forum. . . post some pics of your fingers after a few hours of woodworking so I can see how its done.
     
  6. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Very nice indeed.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I would but I know how sensitive Colt users are when they get upstaged....
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    At least do something about those cuticles, and use a moisturizer!
     
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  9. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    Let me guess, you run black plastic tacticool bottomfeeders with lasers and flashlights strapped to 'em, and think of yourself as an operator. Post a pic of your daily carry -- I'm all curious now.
     
  10. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    I try, but between tinkering on the firearms and the hotrod project, my hands have been torn up of late. Its a wonder that my lady friends even let me touch them at all ;)
     
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    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    I try, but between tinkering on the firearms and the hotrod project, my hands have been torn up of late. Its a wonder that my lady friends even let me touch them at all ;)
     
  12. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    oops, srry for double post :(
     
  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Boy...This thread went in the turlet.

    Funny though.

    Love the grips BTW
     
  14. fireninja13

    fireninja13 Newberg / Portland Metro Active Member

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    Thanks! It really improved the ergos for me.
     
  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What do I think? I think it looks like a clumsy/uncomfortable grip. However, there isn't much room to work with unless you were to modify the grip frame itself.

    But, beauty is in the eye of the beer holder, and if you like what you did to your gun, that's all that matters.

    As far as carrying a 38 Special snubbie, absolutely! You have a fine gun there.

    ps. I can rarely get my hands as clean as you do! I know these guys are just teasing you about that, but it's not hard to tell a man that "works" for a living.
     
  16. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    honestly I've been keeping my eye open for a S&W model 10 round butt with a 2" barrel, nothing wrong with a 38 at all. You can leave it loaded until the bullets turn green and it will probably work.
     
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