Welcome to Tombstone Gun Grip Kits secure on-line store!
Tombstone Gun Grip Kits are individually
cast in hand-made molds, some formed with original grips over 100 years old! They are provided as 90% finished "kits" so you can save half the cost, or more, while achieving a perfect fit for your gun (instructions provided).
Note from Dave Corbin: My wife has been on a kidney transplant list, and we got
"The Call" at last. We hastily grabbed our "GO" bags and went to the transplant center/hospital 400 miles away in middle of the night. The procedure was successful, but we have to remain here for about a month for the post-op
procedures, labs, anti-rejection med adjustments and so forth. Our business and personal life has been put on
"hold" during this time.
I apologize for the inconvenience. Rest assured that all orders will be filled as soon
as possible. This will not have much effect on my usual 3-4 month wait times for the hand-made grips, but it will
make the usual 3-7 day turn around on screws, medallions and specials wait until we return. Fortunately,
few people die from lack of a medallion or screw kit whereas the same can't be said for vital organs.
for the decades of repeat orders, as well as your patience and understanding now. Your faxes, letters and emails are
not being ignored...I will have quite a stack of correspondence to answer when I get back to the office! But hopefully
you will not need to ask "where is my order?" now. It will be there as soon as I can make it happen.
Before you order, PLEASE make sure you understand what you are getting:
- These are semi-finished kits made for gunsmiths,
stockmakers, and individuals who like to do a little hand fitting. They are 90% finished kits.
- Each grip is a specific size and shape: COMPARE the dimensions listed with your gun's dimensions.
Don't assume your gun is exactly the same size frame as every other example of that model: they vary!
- To assure your grip selection is correct, and if you want a return warranty, make a pencil tracing around
your grips, mark the screw holes on the tracing, and mail it (faxes and email images don't give true size). If you do this, then
I can check the size, make sure you ordered the right grip, or suggest a different one. If you are
sent a grip that is smaller than your tracing, it will be replaced on return with one that is large enough to be
properly fitted. Size is warranted to be at least as large as the posted measurements.
- Each listing has a check box so you can indicate if you will be sending a tracing
or not. If not, you agree to be responsible for choosing the proper size/shape for your gun, and
agree that if the grip does not fit your gun, it's your problem: there is no warranty for proper fit if you make the entire
choice of which grip fits your gun without comparing the measurements.
- Grips are what you see in the listing: if you want a smooth grip, don't ordered a checkered one, and vice versa.
A note to make it fit some other gun is not useful as each grip is exactly what it says in the listing. Likewise,
a note that your gun is a certain model or serial number is of no use in determining the proper size: only a tracing or template as described in the terms of sale will activate the return/replacement warranty.
- You can select ANY of the colors, effects, or medallions from the drop-down listings for each grip. But unless
the grip you order is shown as a staghorn, carved or checkered, it will be smooth, as shown. What you see is what you get.
- If you want a grip right away, order one from the specials listings. All others are made to order, and can
take 3-4 months (average delivery) because I have so many prior orders to make. Medallions and hardware are usually
in stock and can go out more quickly.
- Please place orders ONLY on this webstore. I will answer e-mails and faxes if
you provide a valid return e-mail or fax number. My email is Dave@TombstoneGrips.com.
Gripmaking is a weekend hobby: I am extremely busy during the rest of the week, and do not have a telephone nor can
I return calls about grips. I will answer e-mails or faxes, or mailed letters, but please be patient as I may be
on the road or unavailable for a few days at a time. I will answer all inquiries as soon as I can.
With each grip kit being made to your order, and hundreds of
gunsmiths and gun owners taking advantage of this unique service every week, it can take an average 3-4 months to make
and ship yours. Please be patient, or at least aware of this
before you order! I just can't make them any faster.
The description refers to the COLOR and not the material. All
grips are made of polyurethane epoxy, not pearl, ivory, wood, etc. You can select ANY of the colors,
or ANY of the various special effects such as amber, pearl, metallic shades, etc., from the drop-down menu on
each order page. Staghorn grips are available in shades of natural or aged horn, only.
Do you want Smooth, Checkered, Carved, or Staghorn?
The specific surface (checkered, carved, smooth, staghorn, etc.) is formed in the specific grip mold. If you want
checkered grips, order from a page that shows a checkered grip. I do not carve or checker a smooth grip, nor do
I smooth a checkered one -- the grips come from molds with the surface fixed in the mold itself. To hand carve
or checker a grip to order would raise the price far beyond anything you would wish to pay. Each mold has the
exact pattern that you see in the illustration. I have only the patterns you see. If you see it, I have it. If you don't see it, I don't have it yet.
(I go into this in detail because some folks write a note to "make
it smooth" or "Make it like grip number xyz". I can't do that. If you want a grip that looks different,
find it on another listing and order there. Order the one you see rather than the one you wish was listed,
or wait until I have time to create the new mold, take pictures, and list the one you want.)
Most grips will require some sanding to fit your gun exactly. Some need routing on the back with a rotary bit hand-held hobby tool such as the Dremel or a small
alignment pin hole to match a pin on your grips. Normally you will only spend 5 to 30 minutes fitting and finishing, depending on your skill and the
Early Colt style grips (one-piece) are sold as 3-piece kits with instructions for assembly to fit your gun. See the details for each listing. You can choose to have screw mounts installed on most grips.
Most grips shown have dimensions and photos that you need to compare to your gun.
Do not simply order by model or name alone without checking the specs, because many guns have
the same model with various grip frames used at different times, or have wide tolerances in size with no change in the model designation.
I will exchange grips if and only if you send a template or tracing and the grips are not at least
that large. If you didn't send a
template or tracing (not an email, fax or photo, but a real tracing), and checked the box that said you would
compare measurements and be responsible for choosing the right size, then the grips sent cannot be returned because they "don't fit" your gun. The time to decide if they will fit is when you read the listing and
check the measurements against your gun!
I do not have your gun: you do. I can't measure it: you can. I can't make a template with your original grips: you can. Why not do it? It's for your benefit. We both want the grips to
fit your gun, but only you can measure your gun. I stress this over and over so there is no excuse to get upset when
you didn't send a tracing, didn't order the right size, and then want to sent it back after I spent my time building
it to your order. If that's not acceptable, please save us both time and don't order. I really don't have time to
make the wrong grips to custom order and only want to make the ones you can sand to fit your gun perfectly.
Please select the category of item, on the left column.
You can browse and view items at will, click "add to shopping cart" or
"buy now", or click the small image to see a full page about the
item, with details and options (colors, medallions, mounting options).
Manufacturers are invited to contact Dave@TombstoneGrips.com for quantity pricing.