So I got the grips back from "The Japanese Repository Inc." Ivory Restoration Specialists! They work on Oriental Dynasty carvings and things like that mainly. I am very happy! They turned them around in about a week and the cost was most fair at $140. I told them to leave all the non functional surface and age cracks as is because that is how time has made them look. They rebroke the stearhead grip, cemented it back together so the back is dead flat now, and then filled all the extra (six) holes and stained and recarved the ivory to hide the repairs as best is possible. Of course it is not a perfect or invisible repair, but still I am very pleased. Now on to find another cylinder to renickel......... Here is the original post about the gun, it lettered! : https://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt...inscribed.html
Here is a link to the repair people: http://ivoryrepair.com/
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Last edited by CJS57; 12-30-2011 at 07:24 PM.
Congrats! That is one of the neatest guns I've ever seen! The work on the ivory handles is superb! I know I'm only looking at your photos and not the actual grips, but I cannot tell where the repairs were made from the pics. $140 for that kind of work and you now have the original lettered grips on the gun? FANTASTIC!
Again, congrats! I really like what you've done with that SAA!
Last edited by mm6mm6; 12-30-2011 at 07:25 PM.
"I hope your fingers aren't ticklin' my ivory handled Colt." (Paden in Silverado)
That is very impressive. First class work on the grip repair, I would not have thought it could have been done that well.
Wow.....get out of here! Only $140 for that ivory repair? That is some good work!
Outstanding! And I applaud you on finding another cylinder to re-nickel and keep the original one....original.
"My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoot as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow" Johnny Cash
Very nice Colt! Why do you need another cylinder? The one on the gun looks fine. I wonder if a cowboy carried this gun and shot varmits-4 leggid and 2 leggid!
Wow! What beautiful work at an unbelievable price. I would not have imagined that the grips could be restored to their current condition.
Thats great !!! If you didn't mention it I wouldn't have known they were repaired. I still can't see the repair work. Looks great. Do you have any idea what the reasoning was for the drilled holes in them to begin with?? Man it's weird what some people will do.
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