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I was wondering if any of our pro's here have checkered a S&W frontstrap that was originally serrated? Any member's have this done? Thanks.
 

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I have done a few.................Pete
 

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The shop I worked at did one back in 1986 or 87. It was a S&W 645 IIRC. He did it with an MMC checkering tool, which was meant for wood, not metal, and needless to say the MMC tool didn't really survive the experience.
 

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I was talking about a 1911. I'm not sure what LPI the serration's are at. Doe's anyone have pic's? Thanks.
 

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Measure the spacing of the lines, its probably 30 lpi, divide 30 in to 1000 and you get .033333...................
 

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Metal Smith, I'd love to see pics if you have them. this is something that is also on my to-do list.

Robert
 

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Howdy Robert,

I do not have any pictures of the S&W checkered, but they would look like any other gun I checkered.

On these Smiths, I carefully measure the thickness of the frontstrap first, and if its thick enough, I machine the serrations off the frontstrap and checker as I would normally checker any other frame.
 
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