Prices starting at $35.00

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I started producing my original "BOOT GRIP" design in December of 1978! Don't be fooled by any of the "looks kinda like a BOOT GRIP" copies.

Thank you for taking the time to request information on my custom grips. As a bit of background information on myself, I have been making grips since 1973, first as a hobby and then as a business. As mine is a one-person shop, every pair of grips is made by me personally, from selecting the rough planks to applying the finish. This also means that I sometimes get buried in orders and may run behind in getting your order out. Please be patient as I will not sacrifice quality for quantity. In the rare event that you should have a problem due to an inherent defect, your grip will either be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. This guarantee only applies to standard, S+ or S++ grade woods.

The K, L, N frame round and square butt BOOT GRIP can be made with a 3/8" extension on the bottom. With this, most people can get all three fingers on the front strap, and yet still have a compact grip that is only a little bit longer that the BOOT GRIP.

For the K, L, N round butts, I am making a square butt conversion. This will have the 3/8" extension on the bottom, along with the look and feel of a square butt frame.

Grips are finished with semi-gloss lacquer for greatest durability. Also, since June, 1993, all grips bear my signature on the inside, as many of you requested this. Since June 1999, my CAS cartouche has been added to the inside of all grips as there are now several BOOT GRIP-type copies of poor design and inferior quality

I also offer a repair and refinishing service for my line of grips. So no matter how badly scratched, chipped or even broken - feel free to send then to me for a quote on repair costs.

The Cocobolo that I have used in the past is getting very hard to get anymore. I still have a good supply of it at this time, but like all things, supply and demand regulates the price of Cocobolo.

If you are interested in high grade woods, please call for details as it is scarce, expensive (compared to standard grade wood) and I need to explain the nature of high grade woods and why I cannot guarantee them fully.

Again, thank you for your interest. I hope that I can be of service to you in the near future.

 
- Craig Spegel

NOTE
All prices are postpaid in the U.S.
Wood descriptions: Standard grade = S, Standard Plus = S+, Standard Plus Plus = S++, Better than Standard = B.T.S., Presentation = Pres, Exhibition = Exh.



GRIP MODELS AVAILABLE

BROWNING HI POWER
I cut these thin on the top, bottom and front edge, and leave them a little thicker in the middle for a slight palm swell effect.
Please call for current availability and price of presentation and exhibition grade wood.
1911
With or without Swenson ambi safety cutout. The bottom edge of the drips can be had with the standard bevel base or a flat base. The flat base would be for use with an add-on mag well and usually does not have the mainspring housing pin cutout.
I do have some high grade woods available, call for prices.
HI POWER and 1911 pricesSmoothCheckered

S
S
S+
S++
B.T.S.
B.T.S.

Black Walnut
Bolivian Rosewood, Kingwood, Cocobolo
Kingwood, Cocobolo, S. Macassar
Cocobolo
Macassar
Cocobolo and any high grade woods

35-
60-
80-
110-
P.O.R.
P.O.R.

45-
60-
80-
110-
P.O.R.
P.O.R.

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SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS
"BOOT GRIP" for K, L & N frame. Round and square butt, J frame square butt, J frame round butt, Centennials (not the old grip safety Centennials)
(Centennials models will not interchange with other J frames, as the wood comes up higher on the frame). Also the "new" Model 40 grip safety Centennials.
N frame
I don't have any N frame grips pictured, but I do make them. The N frame grips look a lot like the K and L grips. The difference is in the web of your hand area - the backstrap goes back almost 1/8" more on the N frames.
S
S
S+
S
S
S+
S++
B.T.S.
S++
B.T.S.



Black Walnut, Canary wood
Bolivian Rosewood, Panama Coco., Granadillo
Bolivian Rosewood, Canary wood
Cocobolo, S Birdseye Maple
Macassar Ebony
Cocobolo
Bolivian Rosewood
Birdseye Maple
Cocobolo
Macassar Ebony
B.T.S.+ and higher grades
My standard pattern checkering
fancy pattern checkering
BOOT GRIP
prices

45-
60-
70-
75-
90-
90-
100-
100-
115-
P.O.R.
P.O.R.
25- extra
P.O.R.
BOOT GRIP w/ext
conversions etc.

50-
65-
75-
80-
100-
95-
105-
105-
125-
P.O.R.
P.O.R.
25- extra
P.O.R.


COLT "D" Frame (short grip frame models only)
Due to the short grip frame, the BOOT GRIP does come down about 1/2 inch below the frame. I also make an extended model. Please call, as I need to explain the frame problems before I sell you a pair.
Prices are 15.00 over the "Boot Grip w/extension" prices above.


 
WOOD DESCRIPTION
Cocobolo (standard grade)
Cocobolo (better than standard grade)
Kingwood
Malagasy Rosewood (standard grade)
Malagasy Rosewood (better than standard grade)
Granadillo
Macassar Ebony
Panama Cocobolo
Bolivian Rosewood, Pau Ferro
Black Walnut
Canary Wood
Higher grade woods are sometimes available.
Typically reddish brown, sometimes lighter or darker
More pronounced stripes and colors
Light to dark violet brown with purplish stripes
Straw, orange/red, fine grain
More pronounced grain than standard grain
Medium brown with a slight reddish tint
Very hard, black with brown stripes
Orange/red
Varies from orange/red to English/French walnut
Generally medium brown
Light tan/yellow
Please call for current availability and price of presentation and exhibition grade wood.
*Grip prices postpaid within the U.S.A.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HIGH GRADE WOOD
All wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity, that’s why precision rifles are synthetic stocks and not wood. The absolute most stable wood is straight grain quarter sawn boards.  It’s also what I call standard grade. Anytime you have flat sawn boards or burly pieces there is the possibility of warping if subjected to extremes in humid conditions. Because of the measures that I take in drying and storing the wood it rarely is a problem. As I cannot control how and where the grips are stored, and the scarcity of high grade wood, I (Craig Spegel) cannot offer either a money back or replacement guarantee.  In the rare event that they do warp, I can usually straighten them out and refinish them however. If they cannot be fixed, I will replace them with a standard grade pair less any custom features. Feel free to call me (503-368-5653) if you have any concerns.



CUSTOM FIT OPTION
Smith & Wesson revolvers are the best in the world; however, there are sometimes slight differences in the backstrap area, and to get a really good fit I offer the custom fit option. It does not require the gun to be sent back and forth, but does cost a bit more - please call for details.



NOTE ON FRAME THICKNESS
Frame thickness, both upper and lower, as well as the step down area WILL vary. (The average K, L and N frame step is .148). The dimensions I have used since 1973 fit the vast bulk of S&W frames just fine.
 
- Craig Spegel



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BOOT GRIP    
J frame
round butt

S Cocobolo
(a darker shade)
Centenial

S+ Cocobolo
(almost
S++ grade)
 
J frame
round butt

"Full size"
Granadillo
J frame
square butt
BOOT GRIP
BTS Birdseye
Maple
Photo 1Photo 2

K, L frame square butt
S+ Bolivian
Rosewood
S Bolivian
Rosewood
K frame square butt
BOOT GRIP

S Bolivian
Rosewood
BOOT GRIP
w/ext
S+ Bolivian
Rosewood
Photo 3Photo 4

K, L frame round butt
BOOT GRIP
S+ Cocobolo
BOOT GRIP
w/ext
S++ Cocobolo
Round to Square butt conversion
S Macassar
Ebony
S Macassar
Ebony
Photo 5Photo 6

Full Size Straight Grip
Presentation
Black Walnut
( both pairs
darker than
typical )
B.T.S.
Black Walnut
Full Size Grip with Fancy Checkering
S grade
Black Walnut
S++
Bolivian
Rosewood
Photo 7Photo 8

All of these Hi-Power grips are Cocobolo
S (dark)   S+   S++   S++   

BTS   BTS   BTS
Photo 9
Hi-Power

S Black Walnut
Photo 10
 
Kingwood
S   S+   Pres.

Macassar  
Ebony  
BTS  Delrin  S Panama
Cocobolo
Photo 11
"Original" Style 1911

S grade
Black Walnut
only
Photo 12
 

Canary Wood



S+

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To Order
1. Print a copy of my order form (for MS Word format click here)
2. Fill out the order form .
3. Include check or money order made out to "Craig Spegel"
          (Please do not make it out to Spegel Grips, Craig Spegel grips, etc. etc.)
4. Mail it to me.
5. Sit back and wait. Remember, the most time-consuming part is     already done (that's growing the tree!).


Copyright 1997- Craig Spegel