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Old 01-24-2010, 16:18   #11
Jason D
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They make good quality grips, but use a poor polyurethane finish. You may want to opt for the more expensive hand rubbed oil finish.

I bought a pair of retro targets for a Smith&Wesson Model 14. They were very pretty, and the fit was outstanding. In the course of weekly range practice last summer, and the corresponding cleanings. The finish became tacky, and started coming off.

I was very careful not to get any solvent on the grips, but that didn't stop the finish from going bad. Since I have experience refinishing wood, I plan to do the job myself.
I just haven't gotten to it yet.
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