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Had to add a step to my bi-annual mag cleaning/swapping process. Wood grip removal/cleaning/Tung oiling (following from Grips4U website).........


"Because wood is an organic material, it needs regular care to protect it from drying out.
Our grips have been treated with a blend of natural oils, therefore, we recommend that you also use natural oils (such as tung or linseed oil) to maintain their beauty. We use a mix of tung and linseed oils on our grips during production, but either one alone is suitable for ongoing care of the wood.
For cleaning the grips, it is best to use denatured alcohol or other wood-cleaning products. Never use water!
After removing any impurities, apply some oil onto the surface of the grips with a paint brush or a piece of clean cloth. For better results, warm the oil beforehand to 30-40°C (86-104°F). Apply the oil sparingly to the whole surface and then let it dry at room temperature.
Repeat this process whenever the wood dries out or - as a preventative measure - twice a year.
Never allow the grips to get wet! Moisture in the wood, especially with thinner grips, can cause them to warp, adversely affecting their fit and possibly causing rot should the moisture not be removed. Wet or damp grips can be dried using a soft absorbent cloth or paper towel, avoiding rough cloths as they can scratch the wood.
Never allow grips to dry out - they should be re-oiled to prevent drying out - as they can be weakened and prone to cracking or other damage, especially if the gun is fired or the grips tightened when they are extremely dry.
Wood grips can be damaged by abuse, so be careful to avoid impacts or situations that may chip, scratch or dent your grips to keep them looking nice. Abrasion should be avoided, especially from ill-fitting holsters (lined holsters can help protect both gun and grips), and carry weapons are particularly vulterable to such wear."
 

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Very nice, Jimbo, those are a great addition :cool: That is the “fish scale” texture that only KSD and Klinsky produce (to the best of my knowledge). I have bought four sets of KSD grips and have been pleased with the quality for the money. I did have a hard time (and eventually gave up) getting KSD to understand the difference between a square-butt and a round-butt S&W N frame. I have the KSD fish scales on my SIG P210 and Klinsky grips similar to yours on a PP, a unique look.
 
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I noticed Grips4U has started producing Target version P5 grips.
Being the Walther P5 AND wood grip fan that I am, a set was ordered this AM.
Will post up pics of them on one of my 7.65 Para (30 Luger) when they arrive.
I also have a set of NIB Walther P5 factory wood grips ('80s vintage) coming from Germany.
Good thing I have seven P5s, I'm almost running out of P5s to install all this wood on.
 

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The factory P5 grips coming from Germany are identical to those in this pic from Herr Walther.
 

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Wood looks great, but, I never warmed up to them for actually shooting my P5. I always do better with the stock plastic or the Hogue rubber panels.
 
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