Replacement Grips for Bob Chow 1911 Wad Gun

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Replacement Grips for Bob Chow 1911 Wad Gun

Post by YourHuckleberry on 12/16/2016, 10:26 pm

The double diamond grips on my 1918 vintage Bob Chow customized wad gun look to be original. Unfortunately they are worn almost smooth and need replacing. Actually, if looks like someone maybe sanded them down at some point....arrrgh!  I'll keep the originals safely stored, of course. I'm pondering what to replace them with. I'd like target grips with a thumbrest to maybe match my model 41 stock grips (which work well for me) for consistency. Suggestions?
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Re: Replacement Grips for Bob Chow 1911 Wad Gun

Post by Wobbley on 12/16/2016, 10:39 pm

Herrett Automatic Target are the ones you're looking for.

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Post by YourHuckleberry on 12/16/2016, 10:49 pm

Wobbley wrote:Herrett Automatic Target are the ones you're looking for.

Thank you. I looked it up. You led me to a wider range of Herrett stocks than I was aware of.
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Post by troystaten on 12/17/2016, 4:50 pm

I have a Model 17 that Bob Chow tuned for me shortly before he retired, he was a really nice gentleman. Would love to see pictures of your 1911.

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Post by YourHuckleberry on 12/18/2016, 10:52 am

Here are some pics I took of my Bob Chow 1911. You can see the grips are worn smooth. Colt serial # puts production date at 1918. Bob Chow engraved #154 on the inside, so best guess is that it's one of his early guns probably worked on by him in the late '40s.




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Post by troystaten on 12/18/2016, 2:53 pm

Really neat pistol and a nice piece of history. If you shoot it let us know how it shoots. There is a guy on the S&W forum who restores grips he might be able to re-checker yours. I think the guys login name is DWFAN.

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Re: Replacement Grips for Bob Chow 1911 Wad Gun

Post by LenV on 12/18/2016, 6:07 pm

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Post by BE Mike on 12/19/2016, 8:50 am

Another option is that those original grips can be re-checkered and given new life.
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Post by rich.tullo on 12/19/2016, 9:37 am

if you are just looking for good grips to shoot with either these http://www.champchoice.com/store/Main.aspx?p=ItemDetailOptions&item=HB1

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http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/grip-parts/grips/1911-sharkskin-grips-prod68565.aspx

if you like the M41 grips then try these they typically go for $55 and sometimes cheaper on ebay I can't shoot them but they are nice. 

https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/american-tactical-imports-gsg-1911-target-grips-with-22-lr-magazine-extension-flat-walnut-wood-finish-ger4110151-813393016721.do
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