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Offline zeeBorg

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Replacement Grips for CZ52
« on: March 27, 2004, 08:26:14 PM »
Great board. I love the CZ pistols. I own a CZ52 and CZ70. Neither of which I'd ever part with. :)

Some of you may already know me. I was directed here by one of your members.
I got sick of looking at the red/brown bakelite grips on my CZ52, and began finding a way of making new grips for my CZ.
What I found was I could make an exact duplicate of my original grips but in about any color imaginable.

The mold-making and prototyping was expensive and began to sell pairs to recoup my losses.
I sell them at gun shows and online for $25 a pair.

I also began offering them to board members on a couple of EZboard sites at a much lower price as a way of saying thanks you for getting me hooked on yet another expensive hobby (my most expensive so far LOL).

I want to extend the same offer to you folks.
$17.50 Shipped in the US.
E-mail me if you have any interest. I'll be glad to answer any questions anyone has. Either e-mail questions, or post here. I'm gonna make this one of my new 'homes'.

Thanks and Happy Shooting!

Offline skucera

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2004, 12:24:32 AM »
I bought a pair of ivory colored grips for my gun about a year and a half ago, when Shawn was still working the kinks out of his production methods.  The grips have held up, and I still keep them on my gun (they are just so much better looking than the fiber-reinforced bakelite).  

The molds were so accurate that you can see the contours of the fibers in the originals that Shawn used to make the molds, if you really look hard enough.  The only problem is that there were some bubbles in the molding compound, and although there were only a couple visible when I first got them back in 2002, with firing the bubbles closest to the surface have broken open, exposing a few more bubbles to view, but it's only four or five... not a huge number.  I'm sure he's had time to work out his production methods since he made mine.

For the price, these grips are a nice deal.


Offline zeeBorg

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2004, 04:08:39 AM »
Yeah, skucera had purchased one of my 'originals'. I've switched to a different resin, as well as changed my molds and de-airing techniques so that the air bubbles are almost non existant.

The biggest help was that I found if I coated the molds with a minute amount of talc, the air bubbles would not stick to the sides of the molds, as it reduces surface tension.

My digital camera has absolutely no clarity, so here is a link if you are a member of 'the guns network' as there is a couple of great pics of one of my 'current' sets I've made.

Offline auldpharght

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2004, 01:19:33 PM »
So, is your black black...or is it still really really dark maroon?



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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2004, 09:37:20 PM »
Think there is any way you could make rubber grips in this fashion? maybe a skim of rubber over the bakelite stuff?