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I know we tend to turn up our noses at the wood grips that come on RIA's.
Since I don't know what the name of the wood is, we'll call it "Phillipine Mahogany".
With a little work, in this case about 30 minutes time in front of the TV, they can be made to look fairly decent.
Of course, it's like guacamole, you have to have decent avocados to begin with. But if you can see decent grain in your grips, go for it.
Started with 240 grit to remove the original stain, and what feels like a very light coat of polyurethane. Then on to 320, 400, and finally 1,000.
Two light coats of True-Oil gets you this.
Since my RIA 1911FS has a nice pair of maple grips, these will go on my Colt/Walther Gold Cup Trophy .22