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Offline Norton Commando

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Original Grips
« on: March 22, 2018, 06:46:24 AM »
What type of wood was used to make the original grips on an 1858 Remington?

I assume walnut? Or did the wood vary, depending on supply? I could also imagine maple stained with something like aquafortis may have been used.

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Re: Original Grips
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 03:54:00 PM »
Walnut all the way.
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Re: Original Grips
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 04:13:25 PM »
Walnut with an oil finish. After the war they may have been varnished but I'm not sure about that. I know Colt's were.
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Re: Original Grips
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
Thanks for the two replies.

Actually I'm quite surprised that there weren't more responses to this question along the lines of: You ding dong, everyone knows the grips are made from....!   

What I do know is that grips on replicas made by Uberti are typically made from some sort of pale wood that has been stained a orangeish color. Hence, my question about the type of wood used for original grips.

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Jason