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thewildwonder 05-03-2013 04:04 AM

My friend bought me some ivory grips... (Good friend right? :) )

Anyways they are very shiny and new and I would like to keep them from turning 2 different colors from getting carried.

I have a crossbreed supertuck coming in the mail as soon as the wait time is up -.- will that keep them off my body enough to not age separately?

And do I need to oil seal them or anything? They seem very sealed and... Un-toothy as is

danf_fl 05-03-2013 07:17 AM

Are they true ivory?
Or a manufactured ivory.

thewildwonder 05-03-2013 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by danf_fl
Are they true ivory?
Or a manufactured ivory.

They're ivory ivory lol

Garadex 05-03-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thewildwonder (Post 1235270)
They're ivory ivory lol

Than why would you carry them? :confused:

rhyno13 05-03-2013 05:29 PM

I love ivory grips and I like it when they are aged. If you want to keep them in pristine condition, keep them off the gun and put them away for safe keeping. I personally would leave them on the gun and let them age as they will.

danf_fl 05-03-2013 05:49 PM

If they are new and ivory, I would be careful who I told (an open forum is not a good place).

True ivory selling (in the U.S.) can get one into trouble. Only certain ivories can be imported and sold.

If they are new, then the ivory was not purchased prior to 1977.
I hope you have good documentation.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2156113_import-ivory-legally.html
http://www.ehow.com/list_6875587_ivory-sale-laws.html

bartwatkins 05-03-2013 09:28 PM

I have a pair of natural elephant Ivory grips from Sarge (pre-ban Ivory)...

I agree with Rhyno that some age/patina (yellowing) is very desirable. However, whether or not you keep them on the gun or store them, you should rub them down with some mineral oil every two months or so. Some folks do this every month.

I purchased a small bottle from my local CVS pharmacy and use a small round cotton pad (the ones that my wife uses to take off her makeup) and put a little oil on one and then lightly rub the front and back (all exposed surfaces) of the grip. I leave the surfaces wet overnight and then wipe down the next morning.

Not sure that this will do anything for the color of the grip but it helps preserve them by keeping the Ivory moisterized - otherwise they will shrink a bit over time (maybe years, but Ivory will shrink up some if not kept moisterized).

thewildwonder 05-04-2013 03:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl
If they are new and ivory, I would be careful who I told (an open forum is not a good place).

True ivory selling (in the U.S.) can get one into trouble. Only certain ivories can be imported and sold.

If they are new, then the ivory was not purchased prior to 1977.
I hope you have good documentation.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2156113_import-ivory-legally.html
http://www.ehow.com/list_6875587_ivory-sale-laws.html

Lol they were purchased from Wilson combat I have the receipt... They can worry about the legality ;p

thewildwonder 05-04-2013 03:10 AM

Thanks for the knowledge tho guys in very new to ivory...

And I'm not the kind of guy to get something nice and leave it in a closet... I want my ivory grips on my gun ;p

Patton carried ivory so I'm carrying ivory ;p

I want to be able to say "only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whore house would have pearl grips" lol

Garadex 05-04-2013 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by thewildwonder (Post 1236006)
Thanks for the knowledge tho guys in very new to ivory...

And I'm not the kind of guy to get something nice and leave it in a closet... I want my ivory grips on my gun ;p

Patton carried ivory so I'm carrying ivory ;p

I want to be able to say "only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whore house would have pearl grips" lol

Well sounds like a good enough reason to me. Carry on.


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