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 Post subject: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:15 am 
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I've got these mis-matched stags - the right side grip is proud of the grip frame (XR3) and the left side fits fairly well.

What do I do with them? send them to grasshorn and get the mis-matched set fitted to an XR3 frame? try to find someone else with a single panel?

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:42 am 
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Send 'em back...they're too expensive to do anything less. Rod

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:51 pm 
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By "proud" do you mean the grip is too big for the frame or the frame too big for the grip? It can be dressed down but cant be made larger. I would get back with the seller. Maybe he has another pair that also is mismatched. Maybe in this case two wrongs might make two rights? Sounds like he had a box full and made a double mistake.


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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:31 pm 
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If you like them, just sand the grips down to fit the frame. If you go slow, and use the proper grit sandpaper, no one will ever know.


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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:23 pm 
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as noted above, best to make the one "fit", as they match better in make, look ,color etc,. than all TOO many we've seen out there over the years.....send 'em to me, I'll make fit MY gun..... 8) :roll: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:42 pm 
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Actually,, if you wanted to part with them,, I have a set that has an ugly "repair" on them that could easily be corrected by swapping things around.

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:55 am 
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I'm wondering how "proud" the right one is. Could it be intended for the XR3-Red?

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:02 am 
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Not contoured for the XR3-RED.

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:39 pm 
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They look pretty nice to me. I'd call Patrick and see what he'd want to fit them for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 12:34 pm 
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If you want to be sure they are a match, maybe start by getting them DNA tested.


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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 8:39 am 
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the more I look at them , the more we like them...they are a 'match' tell by the way they are made , the contours and the colors...only thing I see is the one panel is NOT rounded at the bottom corners.........also if you mean one is "thicker" than the other often you will find Ruger and Colt stags that there is a "palm swell" on the right hand panel, and the opposite side is flatter, this is done on purpose..........
take a picture with each grip sown from the backside ,when on the gun, so do it one at a time...........you should be able to "fit" it better by yourself,,,I would :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:14 am 
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I’m not seeing them as mid matched. What am I missing?

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:16 am 
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eveled wrote:
I’m not seeing them as mid matched. What am I missing?

Look at the alignment holes. The right grip hole is higher than the left one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mis-Matched Stags
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:19 pm 
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fill it with epoxy and re-drill the hole


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