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Old 06-30-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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1911 Grips...prefer faux ivory look

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I'm thinking of getting a set of faux ivory grips for my 1911 MKIV/Series 70 Government Model. In particular I'm looking for the "aged" look with the Colt logo inset into the grip.



Anyone have a source or pics they can show?



LelandRay, I seem to remember you had a particularly good looking set of grips, but I can't find the pictures of them you had posted.



Aged linen micarta may do, as well.



Sorry, but I'm just to cheap to pay $300+ for a set of ivory grips.



Any assistance would be appreciated...



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Old 07-01-2009, 08:46 AM   #2
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Hi Wes. I Have a Brownells 2007 catalog for 1911s. On page 30 they have Bar S Tru Ivory grips (man made) for sale both natural white and slightly aged. #100-001-713DC(natural white) and #100-001-714DC(slightly aged) Hope this helps.



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Old 07-01-2009, 09:37 AM   #3
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You might also try Gun Grips. They will faux scrimshand them to your specifications.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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Look up Ajax grips too. http://ajaxgrips.com
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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Wes,



Hogue has their version as well. I bought a set for my Gold Cup and the fit/finish was excellent. They do not, however, look aged nor do they have the rampant Colt, of course.



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I have been extremely lucky I guess. I have never paid more than $150 for real Elephant ivory (just keep watching Ebay).



OTOH, they say you can take Ivory polymer and soak it in tea for a while and it will take on a yellow "aged ivory" look.



Also, watch ebay for "buffalo bone" stocks. I have purchased a couple sets of these and they are so close to real ivory (but they are definitely white!) only an expert can tell. I gave $24 a set for mine. Same seller has black buffalo horn stocks for the same price. Nifty!!!!



I wonder if the tea trick will work on the bone?



Sure wish the same folks would make S.A.A. stocks!



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Wes, do a search for Don Collins Grips. He does good work.



Also, tea will darken porous materials like bone. Not sure how porous Micarta would be, though.
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Here you go, Wes.



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Wes, do a search for Don Collins Grips. He does good work.



Also, tea will darken porous materials like bone. Not sure how porous Micarta would be, though.


Is he the gent from Indiana? If so I have run into him at many Louisville gun shows. Heck of a nice fellow and he does excellent work!



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I believe so, Jim. My dealings with him involved only that one set of grips, and I had to stay away from his website. Every time I looked at it my credit card began to have convulsions.
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