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    More Clones, with Apologies to Gen. Patton...

    because I went full New Orleans pimp with these two. Recently acquired slightly used at a price considerably less than what one new one sells for on GB. They are Ubertis, photo engraved as imported by Taylor's. The engraving is reportedly hand chased and it is indeed deeper and smoother than the ones I've seen done by laser alone. Fit and finish is very good, great lockup and timing. And they both shoot to POA. They may not be hand engraved Colts but I'm pleased with them. Not consecutive but who cares, they're repros. One made in 2014, the other in 2015 so no 3 click/funky floating firing pin safeties. I've never had a handgun with pearl grips, synthetic or real, so I thought I'd go full bling and try them. These are from Hogue. (For some reason, white pearlite grips seem to be in short supply right now, although black ones are readily available.) I kind of like 'em. But don't tell the General.

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    Very nice looking! It could make me want to find one like either...and Taylor's is only an hour from me.
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    I have had this Uberti General George S Patton for many years and have never fired it. I bought it used but am pretty sure it never was fired.


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    Patton was wrong. The General chose to forget or didn't know that mother of pearl was the most common "fancy" grip used in the old West on big Merwins, Smiths, and even Colts. Or that pimps didn't carry large revolvers, they couldn't afford SAA Colts. They carried little derringers. Ivory wasn't that common until a generation or two after the West was closed. Neither was narwhal tusk. MOP was the premier material used in many top quality Victorian pianos, guitars, other instruments, furniture, knifes, and more.

    MOP is an expensive, beautiful natural material. I have no idea what he'd say about cheap, fake, plastic pearl. Probably something like "mother of toilet seat."
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    All that may be true, AZ, and I do like real MOP grips but they are scarce and very expensive when you do find them. As nice as it would be, I’m not going to outfit a couple of repros with stocks that are worth as much or more than the gun. So I’ll stick with my cheap, fake, plastic, mother of toilet seat grips for the time being, the good General not withstanding.

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    Very nice,68!

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    Nice. I like pearl too. Anybody ever hear of abalone shell being used for grips?

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    I've never seen abalone on a gun, but my wife has a couple of knifes with it.

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    I’ve never seen abalone grips on a gun either. Abalone shells can get pretty big but they are thin so probably not suited for most pistol grips.


 

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