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    best looking grip on a Colt SAA

    What is the best looking grip material on a blued Colt SAA?

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    If you're talking blue/CCH, and not all blue, I think the 1st gen and early 2nd gen non-eagle hard rubber grips are the best looking, especially on guns with a little wear to them.

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    IMO....Ivory on any finish, any generation.
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    Ivory.
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    Ivory, I hope the pre-ban ivory becomes available again. I've still got a couple that need new shoes.

    For factory grips I agree with Monsai52, the bird-less hard rubber look good and fit my hand and point the best of any factory grips.
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    This is a matter of opinion, but, I think, there is nothing like the warm glow of an original set (or one piece) of walnut grips on a blued firearm with much original finish. The appearance of the walnut grips is unique in that it takes time for that look to be generated. It cannot be achieved through recent refinishing and it takes the tight grain of walnut unavailable today unless using blanks, or reclaimed wood, dating from the 19th Century. Original ivory from the 19th Century is a close second.
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    Bird-less factory grips, Sambar Stag, and most of all aged Ivory.................................................. ..........M*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcvs View Post
    This is a matter of opinion, but, I think, there is nothing like the warm glow of an original set (or one piece) of walnut grips on a blued firearm with much original finish. The appearance of the walnut grips is unique in that it takes time for that look to be generated. It cannot be achieved through recent refinishing and it takes the tight grain of walnut unavailable today unless using blanks, or reclaimed wood, dating from the 19th Century. Original ivory from the 19th Century is a close second.
    My sentiments too on a set of Stocks for the SAA revolver. The aged look of the close grain walnut is beautiful!

    Ivory is 2nd to me too!

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    very hard to beat the look of aged ivory....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregguidry View Post
    What is the best looking grip material on a blued Colt SAA?
    Thanks for starting this thread. I really love looking and talking about colt grips. Guns to me are like my version of barbie dolls. I just can't get enough of dressing them up.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcvs View Post
    This is a matter of opinion, but, I think, there is nothing like the warm glow of an original set (or one piece) of walnut grips on a blued firearm with much original finish. The appearance of the walnut grips is unique in that it takes time for that look to be generated. It cannot be achieved through recent refinishing and it takes the tight grain of walnut unavailable today unless using blanks, or reclaimed wood, dating from the 19th Century. Original ivory from the 19th Century is a close second.
    Quote Originally Posted by Abwehr View Post
    My sentiments too on a set of Stocks for the SAA revolver. The aged look of the close grain walnut is beautiful!

    Ivory is 2nd to me too!
    I can't disagree. Anyone know where to get good aged walnut? I also really like Elk stag grips from Grashorn. I have a couple of guns with those on them and love them. Ivory would be an option, but even if the US ban is lifted I am stuck in good old California which has its own even more strict regulation on ivory. I do have some tru-ivory grips that look pretty good as well. I think they're supposed to age, but I haven't had them on or used them long enough for that yet.

    I hope people toss on some pics to this thread to make it more interesting. I'll start

    Not a SAA, but the grips that came with these 2nd gen 51's just feel so great in my hands


    Here's some sheep's horn on a 2nd gen saa


    Elk on an open top


 
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