Colt 1911 Thumb Rest (38b)
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Shipping Weight: 0.20 pounds
Standard full size Colt 1911 frame thumbrest grips.
The hole spacing is 3-1/16 inches center to center. The
stud holes on the back fit over 1/4-inch OD mounting
studs, which are standard "GI" spec for the 1911 pistol.
If you are in doubt about whether your gun fits with
these grips, just check the distance between screw
You can easily make an "ambi-dextrous" safety relief
with a little filing and sanding on the right grip.
I don't do it because there are so many different
shapes of add-on safety levers.
The color is molded in, all the way, so you won't
hurt the color by custom sanding. You can also
create finger grooves: wrap 180 grit sanding paper
around a dowel stick about the size of your finger,
and stroke across the area where you want two or three
finger grooves until you have the desired depth and shape.
Then lightly sand with 220, 400, and 600 abrasive cloth
for a professional, beautiful finish. If you have
access to a muslin wheel buffer, you can buff the
material to a high sheen. This is not necessary on
ivory but looks great on pearl.
These grips were custom made 15 years ago by a company
that has since gone out of business. They are modestly
thicker than a stock set and feel very comfortable in
my "medium" size hand.
No Hardware is included.
You may need to do some sanding and fitting.
These grips may not just drop on the frame, you may
need to custom fit them.