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Have had a look at the various 1911 BF threads but can't see this one raised before.

Has anyone tried fabricating the butt loop. Kinda looks naked without a lanyard!


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Yup ... if i can find the camera I'll post...

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Bodge-Deep wrote:
Yup ... if i can find the camera I'll post...


Sounds good ..... please find that camera.....! :D Cheers.


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About 15 mins with a small drill, long nosed pliers and superglue!
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Thanks very much - I'm inspired and will have a go.

Nice grips too!


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Ta! Grips from the states Cocobolo Wood (sp)
Wire from a coat hanger BTW :wink:

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Bodge-Deep wrote:
Wire from a coat hanger BTW :wink:


Great stuff!

Presumably you just drilled two holes into the base of the butt, which I guess is hollow?


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Yes I think i only drilled in about 4mm each hole (I wasn't sure what i was going to hit!)
The drill bit was a tad smaller than the wire so I superglued the holes then gently tapped in.
I wouldn't think it'd stand up to being swung round by the loop but its pretty well in & can be picked up by the lanyard

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Great - will defo be having a go at this. Thanks for the advice B-D. :)


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Have had a go. Used coathanger wire as recommended and drilled a slightly wider dia hole as I was going to secure it with epoxy. Due to the nature of construction the width of the spine is only about half the width of the overall butt, which for a decent size loop meant that it had to be fitted at a diagonal. This looks a bit odd really close up but otherwise, especially with lanyard fitted, doesn't show at all.

BTW I masking-taped the magazine area to keep the swarth, etc out during drilling.

I accidentally drilled all the way through but I was using a short drill just in case and appear not to have caused any damage (phew!). I had bent the wire around the shaft of a screwdriver and, having clipped it to length, secured it with epoxy. That I went all the way through, in conjunction with the epoxy, has probably made for a more secure fitting, though this was at the risk of dripping epoxy onto the working parts inside (albeit avoided with careful handling of the gun).

After filing away the burrs and fitting the wire, I painted over in black.

One point worth bearing in mind for anyone else thinking of doing this, as a mod this is likely to invalidate any warranty.

Finished result (yep, yukky grips! :cry: ):

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With thanks to Bodge-Deep for answering the call for help.

Next project: replace the grips.


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I personally am a fan of the 1943 type plastic grips :D

But thats just me :lol:

Paul.


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looks great, nice one

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commando sniper wrote:
I personally am a fan of the 1943 type plastic grips :D

But thats just me :lol:

Paul.


Here's another fan of plastic grips... Not alone, Paul.

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