Removing medallions from grips

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flyingtiger

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Removing medallions from Super Blackhawk Grips

Is there a good way to remove the medallions from a set of grips without damaging the grips or the medallions ?
 
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Assuming you're talking about wood grip panels . . .

I have had good luck by laying the panel on a stack of soft rags with the medallion down, and then using a punch that is just smaller than the medallion stud to gently tap the medallion out into the cushioning rag pile.

To reinstall, I just barely squeeze the diameter of the stud to reduce the peened points and then gently squeeze the medallion back into place with my fingers. I do not attempt to re-peen the stud, and I haven't seen the need to use glue.

I have yet to break anything. That said, this is JMHO, YMMV, close cover before striking, objects in mirror are closer than they appear. etc. :wink:
 

Hondo44

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The grip can crack across the hole when driving out the meds.

I try to carefully mitigate a bit of the peening on the end of the stud before driving out. It's usually only in two places, at the end of the punch slot; either pinching the end of the stud with needle nose pliers or a very small pointed stone in a Dremel tool.
 
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