I’ve always wanted walnut grips on my 1322. Something about the walnut grips and forend just take the 1322 to the next level. It took some time marking and shaping the walnut grips, and they aren’t perfect, but they are pretty dang close. The next pair I make will probably be done on a hobby cnc machine for precision and then hand finished. Check out the pictures of the process below.
The stain/sealer I used was Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil Gun Stock Finish that I finished over with a blend of SC Johnson Wax and Kiwi Neural Polish. The result is a nice sheen that isn’t too glossy, and a much higher end look and feel over the original plastic grips.
Also, you may be wondering why the waxes… I always use this finish, it protects really well, better than a stock finish alone. If you want to see this in greater detail watch Larry Potterfield’s Midway USA wax finish video – here