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Heres a bunch of progress pictures and after pictures I took of my custom Steyr. Sorry the pictures aren't great, they're from my crappy phone camera. It started as a project gun but quickly became my favorite gun to carry/shoot. The frame modifications now make this grip fit like a glove for me and the .357 Sig barrel is insanely accurate / fun to shoot! The pistol started as a M40-A1. I installed a BT steel guide rod and BT delrin bushings which were both great upgrades IMO. Shortly after I swapped the barrel to .357 Sig after scoring one from another Steyrclub member.

I didn't like how the butt of the gun printed so I chopped the grip and reshaped it to the "S" frame size. It now accepts S40 magazines.
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Then I ground down the serrations and indents on the backstrap.
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Next I undercut and polished the trigger guard.
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After the undercut, my grip was much higher and the finger groove didn't fit right so I removed it also.
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Next I contoured the edges of the grip from square to more round corners. I felt this was a drastic improvement for the grip. Then I ground all the texturing of the sides of the grip because I planned on stippling later. I removed the "Mannlicher" on the bottom but left the small Steyr logo next to it. I then polished the entire grip smooth.
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I decided to Cerakote the frame "Magpul OD Green". Unfortunately, I didnt get pictures after all the prep work (blasting, degreasing, taping...) Just in and out of the oven.

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Now it was time to make borders and sand the negative space back to black.
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Finally, it was time to finish it with stippling. I went with a medium dimple stippling. This gave a great grip and feel but wasn't too aggressive that it would rip shirts/skin.
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Last thing I did was paint the front sight triangle orange and the rear trapezoid black.
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Some after pics
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Very nice! I'd like to see if anyone has done any other customizing like machined slots in the slide barrel area
 

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Very nice! I'd like to see if anyone has done any other customizing like machined slots in the slide barrel area
I've only seen a couple people who have machined their Steyr slides. One was a ported barrel and slide done by Mag-na-port. It looked really nice but I cant find the picture. Another one that comes to mind is Ccombatcarl's S40 seen here https://www.steyrclub.com/threads/s40-conversion-barrel-9mmm.12020/#post-97119. And this L9-A1 from Dixie Gunworx http://www.dixiegunworx.com/custom-worx-2/
 

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You really worked on this, looks like a quality result, hope it shoots well for you and thank you for posting, the photos are fine
 
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