Any recommendations for someone to make a grip cap similar to what Bill Mains used to do? Thanks in advance and good shooting, Rey
As far as I know. Bills family still has all of his stuff. I have had no lucky contacting his family.Thanks for the FYI there Trapshooter!!!
Does anyone know who might have Bill's old grip cap equipment??? Or did his family just keep most of his stuff??? break em all Jeff
I was afraid of that. Seems like a waste too. His prices were very affordable for the ave. Joe, so they could have there Browning or Beretta done. Most of the custom ones are just out of the reach of the average Joe. To bad. break em all JeffAs far as I know. Bills family still has all of his stuff.
I found this question interesting. I actually watched Bill Mains cut and shape the metal for my grip cap at the Last NSSA World Shoot he attended before passing away. There was no plates or dies. he simply cut the metal with hand tools, and then shaped it by hammering it to get the concave/rounded shape he wanted it to have. Once he got it to where he liked it, he drilled the holes in the metal cap, and then drilled the holes in my stock. I can still remember smelling the wood when he drilled it. He put it on and said, "that's what it's going to look like." I said great!Did Simon buy Bill Main's old plate's and die's to stamp them out???