New grips for my workhorse .44

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  1. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    AC8EB214-544E-4712-A478-468615185DAB.jpeg I decided to dress up my old Blackhawk. This is one of my default grab guns when going for a walk in the woods so it has a little mileage on it. The new giraffe bone grips arrived today and I like them! Just thought I’d share.
     
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  2. ramjet

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    That is one good looking “hog leg “. How is it carried when woods bumming?
     
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  3. towboater

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    Looking great
     
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  4. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Normally rides in Bianchi vintage leather. We have good weather and bad weather options.
     
  5. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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  6. SGWGunsmith

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    Is that barrel length original?
     
  7. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir.
     
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    Very nice
     
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  9. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  10. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Those grips accent that Blackhawk nicely and the holster choices are awesome too. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Where did you find the grips? Special order?

    What's your location? A .44 needed for safety from just two legged critters or also 4 legged in the woods?
     
  11. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Gripmaker sells on eBay and I’ve become a fan of his work. I think this is my 4th or 5th set of grips from him. The holsters are old friends with a lot of miles on them.

    I had my own land and horses in the not too distant past. Always had a handgun with me in the woods specially during deer season when opportunities for meat abound. Had black bear, big (and all too bold) Nothern coyotes, and once in a while, trespassers to deal with. Now it’s a less common walk (and soon again ride) in the mountains where black bear and such are common. Not a strictly necessary accessory anymore but sure feels good and familiar hanging from the belt.
     
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  12. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Okay, I have stopped drooling now!
    Seriously, those are quite nice looking grips. they almost look like ivory grips.
     
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  13. Hookeye

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    I keep thinking of getting a Pre Warning New Model and have it Cerkoted OD green (rear sight and front blade left black)......frame and all else, green.

    Then have black buffalo horn grips made for it.

    Just waiting for a deal on a cosmetically challenged one to come along at great price.
     
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  14. Hookeye

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    Of course if a stainless 5.5" comes along I'll burn my $ on that (and swap to Dragoon frame).
     
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  15. Hookeye

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    I like bone and ivory grips.
    Nice rig OP
     
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  16. Hookeye

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    Mammoth ivory I'm thinking on my 1911
     
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  17. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have wanted some mammoth ivory for a couple of my 1911's, until I priced some. Wow! Expensive, but beautiful.
     
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  18. Hookeye

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    I know a guy that bought some for knife making, from a pro knife guy that retired.
    Not cheap but could get it at reasonable (raw material).
    He made one knife already and the greenish tint on edged is kinda cool.
    Dunno how it varies though, only stuff I've seen up close.
     
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  19. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mammoth ivory is some beautiful material for pistol grips. Very unique.

    https://www.boonetrading.com/collections/mammoth-ivory-bone

    https://gunnerproducts.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=64
     
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