Daewoo DH-380 Smooth (118c)
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The Daewoo DH-380 was imported by Kimber of Oregon, and
is basically a steel framed copy of a Walther PPK .380
pistol with slight dimensional differences. The grips are
two separate panels, secured by one screw (provided).
The top of both grip panels needs to have a clearance cut
for the trigger linkage. The easy way to do this is with
a Dremel Moto-Tool or similar rotary bit tool, using a
flat-end bit. Paint the projecting metal of the trigger
linkage parts with a magic marker, and press the grip
against the gun to transfer a mark to the back of the grip.
Then gently grind away the area under the mark, and repeat
until the grip will drop down flush with the frame, and
allow the mechanism to function without touching the grip.
Two thin spacer blocks are shaped to fit inside the
magazine well sidewall cutouts. You will need to slightly
sand their edges for a perfect fit with your particular
pistol. Spread a thin layer of 5-minute epoxy glue
on the back of the spacer. Press the spacer onto the
back of the grip panel and then align the spacer and
grip on the gun, using the mounting screw to align the
grip with the gun.
When the glue has set firmly with one grip panel, remove
it and repeat the operation with the other panel. Both
grips should then snap fit snugly to the gun with no
tendancy to rotate about the screw mounting.
Once the spacers have been mounted, you can easily sand
them to be the same thickness as the frame, or slightly
thinner, so that the magazine will easily slip into the
gun frame. The easy way to sand the spacers thinner is
to secure a piece of sandpaper on a board, and then rub
the grips in circles on the sandpaper, reducing the
spacer thickness. Hold the grip parallel to the surface
so the spacer is sanded evenly and the edge of the grip
does not drop down and hit the sandpaper.
Cappuccino Pearl Grips on the DH-380, Imported by Kimber of Oregon
Daewoo DH-380 Factory (83c)