I agree about the grips and am thinking about doing a little cutting and sanding but that will have to wait awhile until I get some more time. The first thing is to get a new sear spring then get that grub screw freed. I also want to polish everything up real good like you did. The grips will have to wait for last. I think a lot of us would be interested in seeing how your grips turn out. I hope you post photos of it.
I’m thinking something like this except less defined finger grooves then sanded down and stained a darker color like Walnut. Maybe cut some checkering before staining.