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Thanks for the link for the spade grips. I was kind of looking to make my own but I'll have see.
 

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Thanks for the link for the spade grips. I was kind of looking to make my own but I'll have see.

Seriously consider the spades from Allied. I had the kit from Kevin (Pain,Inc.), and it is a great set, but it is a lot of work. Maybe I'm dumb, but I welded mine. The back plate mod takes time (cutting off the grip and drilling and tapping for a new set screw. Welding was a lesson - you have to be careful welding cast iron. And even after cleaned and soaking in de-greaser repeatedly, oil and cosmoline kept appearing once I put the heat to it - major weld contamination. I got it done, but was a LOT of work. Then I had to get some nice walnut for the drips and turn them down, parkerize it, etc., etc., etc. The allied armanet looks great, has great reviews so far, and, my time consiodered, is probably about the same cost or less. Just somethng to think about.
 

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Welding cast metal to steel succckks, you have to be careful or you will get pitting.

Another thing that makes it so much easier to just buy them from us is that we spent a couple days building special jigs to align everything so that they come out nice and straight.
 

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Thanks for all the advice. Your grips do look great. I'll have to think about it for awhile. :)
 

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On the old site there used to be a link to a tutorial called "Build your own Spade Grips" and it might have been just what you needed if you wanted to do a from-scratch build, but I can't find it anywhere now. It was a great toot...sorry now I didn't copy it.

UPDATE: Here it is from the liberatorcrew website...complete instructions. Click on the ammo boxes across the top to walk thru each step.
http://www.liberatorcrew.com/Spades/Main.htm

BTW, Numrich Arms has the black plastic grips for $5.90 each, brown for $5.70 each or wood ones for $13.60 each...pn 30400, 168170 and 30460 respectively.
http://www.e-gunparts.com/products.asp?chrMasterModel=2070zM2 50CAL MACHINE GUN&MC=
 
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