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Old 04-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Default Help me w/ my dream grips!!

So the grips I've dreamt of for my Colt 1911 GCT came loooong before I ever got the gun. I've seen them here & there but the real thing is very few & far between. But come hell or high water, I must find a way to get my dream Abalone grips

And I mean true Abalone, with colors like this:
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I realize in all likelihood, this will be a custom job, and I found a site with great Abalone of all different shapes & sizes.

Does anyone know of a person(s) that specializes in this? Even who already has what I'm looking for?

Thanks SO much for any leads

Mahalo,
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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I imagine those are gonna be pricey.



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Not too concerned w/ the price (at this moment, at least) since 1) let's consider the price of the gun, itself. I'm not saying the grips MUST be expensive (I always prefer otherwise), but I also want only 1 pair of grips I am crazy about. Basically, I'm not gonna dump manure on a diamond hahaha 2) the prices I've found on the raw abalone aren't bad, so it's a matter of who charges what for labor.

(Obviously kidding about "manure on a diamond" part, there's a number of VZ grips, and some gorgeous pewter ones I'd be thrilled with if this doesn't work out)

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It they are out there I'm sure someone on here knows where they are or can find them.

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May be hard to find. Ill help ya look.

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Thanks for the help guys, whether it comes to fruition or not, I really appreciate it.

On here: http://www.handicraft-vn.com/shop/guitar-accessories-abalone-raw-shell-c-139_189.html is a really nice selection of Abalone of all kinds of shapes & sizes. I bookmarked a few others, but this stood out.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kimber-Colt-1911-Grips-Government-Full-Size-EMERALD-GREEN-ABALONE-Herron-Knives-/151025944588?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2329d9 080c

I found these. Id try to get ahold of this guy Herron Knives.Hes got alot of stuff on ebay

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Yeah, I really appreciate the link and those are definitely a good backup option since they're the closest, visually, to true Abalone. But lime hossfly said, they're poly resin...no real Abalone.

I have links to more than substantial amounts of Abalone with which to make the grips, and I know it has been done in the past...so it's not a matter of plausibility, just someone who knows how to work w/ it, and knows what they're doing, ya know?

Thanks again, though! Keep it coming

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I have the material. Contact me, as I know someone.



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