Made Mother of Pearl Grips for my Bernardelli

Discussion in 'Gunsmith shop' started by ichthyo, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. ichthyo

    ichthyo Lifetime Supporter

    I took a shot at making some grips from a freshwater mussel I picked up dead at a local lake. I learned a lot playing around and I think I've got a system that will work well. It is embedded in resin so it is strong.

    The trick was making a curved shell flat. I may make some for my 1911 next. 637.jpeg
  2. Hipointer

    Hipointer Member

    Little late here, but those look pretty convincing to me! ;)

  3. Did you cut out the back side to accommodate the tensioner spring?
  4. ichthyo

    ichthyo Lifetime Supporter

    I made a silicon mold to form the grip back side contours. I then put resin in the mold and placed the shell on top to cure.
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  5. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Sounds like an article. :)

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