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Still looking for Uberti grips.
« on: March 28, 2022, 07:04:49 PM »
Want to buy Cimarron model P/ Uberti Cattleman, one piece, steel backstrap factory grips. Let me know if you have a set to part with.
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Re: Uberti grips
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 07:35:38 PM »
Howdy H.  You likely know this, but the grips are fitted to the grip frames at the Uberti factory before finishing.  A used factory grip (or even a new one) will assuredly NOT fit perfectly and likely not real close.  If the grip was removed from a gun, it will have a slightly better chance of fitting than a new one.  Fitting grips is not rocket science, but on wood grips it means you have to file/sand through the finish and stain, and you can't touch those up very well.  So you end up needing to refinish the whole grip.  That is not necessarily bad, some folks like to refinish them with an oil finish anyway.


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Re: Uberti grips
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 07:45:19 PM »
Thanks, Abilene. Yes, I'm expecting to have to do some fitting but I plan to strip the entire finish anyway.
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Re: Uberti grips
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2022, 08:20:37 PM »
It's strange.  With CNC machinery making everything you'd think it would be closer.  I worked for Cimarron, and they had some Model P's for a year or so that had 2-piece screwed on checkered plastic grips with a medallion.  They had some internal spacer thingies so they would fit on the grip without needing a locator pin.  Well the design was crap.  They cracked and broke fairly easily, and too easy to crack when tightening the grip screw.  Some came out of the boxes new with cracks.  Well Uberti supplied a bunch of replacement grips, and they all fit perfectly!  So dang, why can't they do that with the wood grips?  Since you are refinishing, you should be good to go.  A lot of people have changed theirs out for faux-ivory and such, so shouldn't be too hard to find someone with an extra set.  Good luck.


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Re: Uberti grips
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2022, 08:32:59 PM »
 Thank you, sir! If I can't find a set I'll be hoping that VTI has some in stock. I'll be calling them tomorrow.
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
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Re: Found. Post can be deleted.
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2022, 05:40:21 PM »
Abilene, VTI didn't have them but Cimarron did. Ordered a set this morning!
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Re: Found. Post can be deleted.
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2022, 06:38:52 PM »
Be sure to show us a pic when you get them finished.

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2022, 06:55:26 PM »
Will do!
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Re: Found. Post can be deleted.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2022, 02:46:15 PM »
Well, the grips that Cimarron sent were too small so they got returned. It's weird. Doesn't Uberti know that someone might damage or break a grip and need a replacement? Seems like the grip is the only part that has to be replaced by a third party instead of the manufacturer.
Back to the drawing board. 😖
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Re: Found. Post can be deleted.
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2022, 03:01:11 PM »
Have you tried VTI ? 

I bought a set of 1 piece finished grips for a Cattleman (I took in partial trade, since sold )
The fit was quite acceptable, course that was 10 -12 years ago

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Re: Found. Post can be deleted.
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2022, 04:20:34 PM »
Yes, I tried VTI first. They had nothing, but I did buy a complete set of hardened screws!
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2022, 06:18:34 PM »
I have a spare checkered set of uberti el patron grips id sell. I sold the gun and replaced it with a cimarron/uberti 7th cav model. So I no longer need the grips. They’re new in the box still from VTI. Got them in probably 2018.
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2022, 06:41:05 PM »
Really appreciate the offer but the checkering is a deal breaker for me.
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2022, 03:33:42 AM »
I say send the frame to Grashorn for a nice set of Elk Stags!

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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2022, 03:04:58 PM »
Try gungrip.com
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2022, 09:21:08 AM »
Virgil,

     I have a set off a current Cimarron Model P, smooth but they have that silly medalion in them, now you know why they are a spare grip! You're welcome to them if they'll work.

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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2022, 12:48:54 PM »
www.gungrips.com  or look for a feller on Ebay,he says no adjustments..The first one i had to take just a hair off.
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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2022, 01:19:26 PM »
Page to hard to use.

www.gungrips.com

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Re: Still looking for Uberti grips.
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2022, 01:55:27 PM »
Page to hard to use.

www.gungrips.com

That link, for me at least, goes through a bunch of re-directs and ends up on www.guns.com  ; strange.

 

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