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Post by DavidR on 6/22/2015, 11:34 am

I have a les baer framed wad gun built by mike Curtis, I would like to change the grip safety to one with beavertail and hump, to match my other gun, can anyone tell me who makes one to fit this style of frame tang?
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Post by Jon Eulette on 6/22/2015, 11:49 am

You can buy a Les Baer beavertail grip safety from Brownells. It uses a .250" radius.
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Post by LenV on 6/22/2015, 11:50 am

The Wilson combat look like the only ones out there with the possible clearance.

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Post by Jon Eulette on 6/22/2015, 11:54 am

You will have to radius tang and blend (grind/polish) to get the Baer grip safety to fit. Must be gunsmith installed. Old Master is showing a drop in.
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Post by Axehandle on 6/22/2015, 11:55 am

Didn't Colt make one with just a wide tang in the 80s?  It didn't have the bump but if the goal is to not modify your frame it would be an option.  Seems like Terry Labbe ran them on his guns back then.  I may have one in the parts box.

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Post by DavidR on 6/22/2015, 12:00 pm

thanks, I didn't want to alter my frame, as I might want to go back to the original.
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Post by DavidR on 6/22/2015, 12:01 pm

OldMaster65 wrote:The Wilson combat look like the only ones out there with the possible clearance.

Does anyone know for sure if this will fit the frame as is, if so I will order one.
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Post by LenV on 6/22/2015, 12:07 pm

Just a thought but those are some very clear pictures. I would think it possible to measure and scale. Just an idea but I bet it would work. Another .02 worth.

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Post by jglenn21 on 6/22/2015, 5:34 pm

the Wilson shown is their "drop in " beaver tail.. it will fit you frame.. no the prettiest but it will work


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Post by Caster3845 on 6/22/2015, 9:18 pm

I've been using a Wilson drop-in in four of my guns for several years now and have never had a problem. They have to be fine tuned to work as a grip safety, but other than that they drop right in.
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Post by Froneck on 6/22/2015, 9:20 pm

Caspian supposedly has a drop in Beaver tail Safety  Never used one but they claim no frame alteration is required.

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Post by Bubba Blaster on 6/22/2015, 10:30 pm

David,
I installed a Wilson grip safety on a series 70 Colt frame that looks identical to yours and it was a drop in fit .

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Post by Axehandle on 6/23/2015, 7:01 am

FWIW when you don't modify the frame for the beavertail you are missing part of the equation.  The rounding of the frame for the beavertail should allow the gun to fit lower in the hand.

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