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    I still struggle somewhat to understand how ivory stocks that are fitted to one gun can command a premium price when they might not fit correctly on any other gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weagle99 View Post
    I still struggle somewhat to understand how ivory stocks that are fitted to one gun can command a premium price when they might not fit correctly on any other gun.
    ...but if they Do Fit ya got top dollar. Unfortunately it appears someone took a little too much from the inside top maybe as an attempt to square them up and there's a noticible gap. You can't fix that because if you move them closer you loose the fit at the rear of the grip frame. That's a bummer. You could file and shape the grip frame, there's plenty of meat but that makes most guys cringe. Period correct stocks would run 350-450.

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    Lever action - the grips were out of position in that photo - ill post another with them correctly fitted.

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    I'm not an expert but the engraving seems pretty crude to me. I think it detracts more than it enhances.
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    Throw those poor ivories in a pan of WARM baby or mineral oil keep them in warm oil 'til they won't take any more[maybe as much as several days].If someone had bothered to keep those grips hydrated over the years there is no telling how beautiful they would be. YEAH! I know no one did that back in the day. More's the pity! I'll bet they will fill out some but, probably not back to fitting [if ever they did]. Still, beauts anyway! Nick

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    Those are very nice looking ivory grips. I have many that have developed similar cracking patterns along the base.
    I believe that is just typical of some ivory.

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    Smokey - thanks for the tip and St. Claire - thank you for the nice comment. Here are some better pictures of the grips and the fit. IMG_2773.jpgIMG_2772.jpgIMG_2769.jpgIMG_2766.jpgIMG_2783.jpg
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    For me, the grips are what makes the gun desireable. If you were to replace the ivories with period correct grips, I believe you would have a pretty hard time getting value out of the gun. The ivories are a plus and the engraving is a negative.
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    Looks like the stocks are being held on by tape or monofilament?

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    IMG_2799.jpgIMG_2798.jpgIMG_2797.jpgIMG_2796.jpgIMG_2795.jpg

    there was tape on the stocks - here without ...


 
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