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Originally Posted By: Dennis Potter
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Thanks for the thoughts and the photo. The Maynard looks to be a restock, my guess, and if the pistol grip is added on, it sure is great work But it may be made in one piece, the grain lines look to run from the butt and into the grip. Most interesting rifle, and great work. It will take me a while to get mine running, but I will post pix when done.
Dennis

Yes I know the Maynard was restocked and yes I know the grip on it is part of the actual stock. Apparently, I was not able to communicate what I had envisioned.

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Dennis, I think there are two philosophies of bolt on pistol grips. One is to try to hide it and make it appear as if it is all one piece. The Axtell 1877 Sharps is like that.

The other way is to make it a feature and show it off as in the 1874 Sharps. Both work but I like going with the feature philosophy because it is a little more unusual and gives you a chance to try something a bit more creative.

I look forward to seeing whatever approach you take. I'm sure it will be great.


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Back in the 1800's they also offered hard rubber grip adapters for some single shot rifles to add on. And steel checkered grip adapters too! I've got a hard rubber on my Rolling Block Sporting Rifle, and a steel I took off a Trapdoor Springfield I once owned.

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Vall, didn't someone make aluminum grips too? Maybe in the 20th century? Seems that I have seen that somewhere.


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Thanks to those who responded to my request for pictures. I also looked a a grip adapter in The Sharps book. I had to have one, so here is mine, I can post a few pictures of mine if someone can post them for me, please. A screw holds it in place through the guard tang and into the wood. Now to try it out.


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Send your pics to brentd@iastate.edu and I'll post them for you.

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Dennis, if you sent any pictures, I never received them.


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Pictures for Dennis, I like this one a lot. A Prince of Wales grip is sweet.

I recently sold a William Evans hammer gun with a very long pull and a very suspicious screw hole in the lower tang. Almost certainly it was for something like this but whatever was bolted on there was long gone.




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Looks great!


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