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FWB Model 90 grip

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pavarotti, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. Pavarotti

    Pavarotti Engaging Member

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    I have been trying to get a right hand anatomical grip to swap for a left one for an old FWB Model 90. Without much success.

    I am therefore thinking of making one. Now I am no woodworker but years and years ago I made an anatomical grip for a Crosman 1377. Believe it or not I made it out of papier mache. I wrapped clingfilm round the handle and fixed the screws in place then applied a mix of shredded paper and wallpaper paste.

    By gently gripping the slightly damp pulp it took a perfect "cast" of my hand It took a while to dry but it worked Well its lasted about 30m years.

    I remember reinforcing the base with pins rather like reinforcement in concrete. When it was dry I sandpapered and painted it and it has worked fine for years.

    Now I am a bit less patient than I was. Can anyone suggest a more rapidly drying material. I'd thought about car body filler but i am sure there are other modern materials that would work equally well.

    I would welcome your suggestions.
     
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    Sugru?
     
  3. Pavarotti

    Pavarotti Engaging Member

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    FWB right hand grip

    Thanks for the suggestion. Hadn't heard of this stuff. After some research I have decided to go for a similar material called Instamorph.

    Worth looking up. May well have some application of use to us airgummers.
     

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