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Guys,

I have a customer that likes those fingerhooks on the front strap. We know that Austin Behlert led the way when it comes to that.

Well, my customer doesn't want a Behlert gun, he rather would like to upgrade his existing 3 inch 1911.

Is there a good gunsmith out there who specializes in that kind of custom work?

I appreciate any help.
 

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I would imagine welding something would be the way to go as the Safari Arms/Olympic Arms versions are not exactly good quality bases for customs, (least I wouldn't use them)...
 

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Custom is the only way to go, as my fingers don't match the spacing of any factory finger-grooved grips that I've tried. Grips that don't fit are bad enough, but a frame that doesn't fit would be really bad.
 

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Guys,
...he rather would like to upgrade his existing 3 inch 1911.
He doesn't want a custom gun built on some other frame,
it would appear he would like to upgrade his existing 3 inch 1911.

That's why JJEH is asking about gunsmiths doing that work.



JJEH, I doubt anyone specializes in finger grooves
(I would call them grooves rather than hooks),
such a smith could wait another 10 years for a customer.
But lots of the smiths in the Gunsmithing and Troubleshooting
subforum have exactly that skill, if they aren't too busy
to take up the work.

Go to Gunsmithing subforum and contact them.
They are (well, most of them are :p ) very nice guys.
 

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He doesn't want a custom gun built on some other frame,
it would appear he would like to upgrade his existing 3 inch 1911.

That's why JJEH is asking about gunsmiths doing that work.



JJEH, I doubt anyone specializes in finger grooves
(I would call them grooves rather than hooks),
such a smith could wait another 10 years for a customer.
But lots of the smiths in the Gunsmithing and Troubleshooting
subforum have exactly that skill, if they aren't too busy
to take up the work.

Go to Gunsmithing subforum and contact them.
They are (well, most of them are :p ) very nice guys.
You are right about that. I should have posted it there in first place... :rolleyes:

Could a Moderator please move this thread to the Gunsmithing and Troubleshooting sub forum?

Thank you very much, I appreciate it.
 

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Talk to Gary at randgfirearms.com He is a Austin Behlert guru, he might be able to direct you to a Smith who can do similar work.
 
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