View Full Version : uberti grips?
07-04-2010, 02:43 PM
I've just got my new uberti cattleman .45lc 7.5" s/steel pistol and it has got two piece grips. All the adverts show a one piece grip and it is stated on the web site that it is a one piece, even the advertising poster which was in the pack with the pistol shows and states one piece grip.
So why has mine got a two piece?
Also can a one piece be fitted to this pistol even though this pistol was imported into Northern Ireland from Germany?
07-04-2010, 02:58 PM
Some guns are shipped with 2 piece grips (normally modern rubber or plastic grip panels that replicate the old gutta percha grips of the period).
If you wish to swap over to a 1 piece wood grip, it can be done fairly easily. Bear in mind that ALL grips frames are a little bit different (that's what happens when you have a 2 piece grip frame) and it will be necessary to do a final fitting on the grips to make them mate up exactly with your particular grip frame. While it can be done by the hobby gunsmith or a mechanically inclined shooter, I have always had the work done by somebody that knows what they are doing.
The factory one piece grips are available from Uberti. Here in the US, we have to go through VTI Gunparts (formerly a part of Uberti) but since you are in Europe, you may be able to just contact Uberti Italy directly to order them.
If you need any more leads, check with the closest Cowboy Action Shooting club or organization. If I understood your post correctly, you are in Northern Ireland, right? If so, check with the folks over in England with the British Western Shooting Society. Here's their website http://www.bwss.org.uk/ They would have the better information on what it would take on that side of the 'pond' to get what you are looking for.
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