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    Hey saintclair, thanks for the feedback. I...

    Hey saintclair, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your evaluation of the one for sale. That would make sense why it's sat for so long with no takers. Also, that is good advice considering I am...
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    Thank you for your reply and taking the time to...

    Thank you for your reply and taking the time to write all of that out, with pictures! I appreciate it. You're also the first person to do a full write up of a side-by-side comparison. Definitely some...
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    Hi Winston. I agree with your evaluation of the...

    Hi Winston. I agree with your evaluation of the blue book. I felt like the detectives were a bit high, and while I want the bankers prices to be accurate, that isn't what I've seen in tracking...
  4. This one is a refinish it seems, but curious what...

    This one is a refinish it seems, but curious what you guys think. Skipped buying it when it went on sale: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/76021853_colt-rare-nickel-bankers-special-revolver
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    Here's a picture I found online with some...

    Here's a picture I found online with some estimate prices, but I don't know how accurate it is.
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    Bankers Special Pricing Guide

    I'm in the market for a .22 Bankers Special. I've done quite a bit of research through old auctions from over the years from different sites. Gunbroker, icollector, invaluable.com, liveauctioneers,...
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    Maybe this was specifically designed as a CCW to...

    Maybe this was specifically designed as a CCW to confuse your attacker before you shoot em, haha. I honestly have no idea what the goal was here, but that's definitely a sight to see. Not sure I'd...
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    Do you dislike a medallion on any pair of ivory...

    Do you dislike a medallion on any pair of ivory grips, or just the Single Action Army? From the double actions I've seen with ivory grips, I tend to lean toward the ones with medallions, as long as...
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    Went to the OGCA show today, courtesy of...

    Went to the OGCA show today, courtesy of mentallapse, but no luck finding any ivory grips for my d frame! The search shall continue.
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    It is funny by all accounts how much mammoth...

    It is funny by all accounts how much mammoth ivory looks like wood. I envy your hobby though! Good luck hacking away at that. Looks like you know what you're doing! Feel free to share the results...
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    Thanks some guy! I'm feeling positive about...

    Thanks some guy! I'm feeling positive about finding what I'm looking for. =P Guys like Dandak and Buckspen are the ones that convince me to not settle for anything less than elephant if I don't have...
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    I've never been before but was suggested by Rick...

    I've never been before but was suggested by Rick Bowles that it was a good spot I may be able to locate some old ivory grips for my detective special. Any chance I might be able to have a member...
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    @some guy If I can't find a solid pair of ivory...

    @some guy If I can't find a solid pair of ivory grips locally, I would probably have someone else make these grips for me, and I would supply the slabs myself if they didn't already have some on...
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    Thanks a ton! Sorry, busy week at work. That's...

    Thanks a ton! Sorry, busy week at work. That's perfect, though. I'll reach out on that thread and see what can be done! Hopefully there's still time. Much appreciated, Rick. you've definitely gone...
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    No worries! I'm just happy you came. People speak...

    No worries! I'm just happy you came. People speak highly of your opinion, so I appreciate you taking the time to reply. :) Thank you for the information! It makes sense that any ivory (interior)...
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    Oh, I know. I mentioned in another comment there...

    Oh, I know. I mentioned in another comment there was a local grip seller who had ivory grips, but he apparently sold out of them by the time I went to buy a pair. And being ivory, it's unpredictable...
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    I'm in Ohio. So far the worst of the laws don't...

    I'm in Ohio. So far the worst of the laws don't seem to have hit here yet, thankfully, but yeah sadly that's the direction we seem to be going overall.

    Thanks for the input, Chiz. That's one of...
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    That's definitely one of the appeals of giraffe...

    That's definitely one of the appeals of giraffe bone! Much cheaper for sure. You've got yourself a nice set, and I'm glad you like them. :) Everyone has their own opinion. I happen to like plainer...
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    @Douglas Thanks for the input. Those grips aren't...

    @Douglas Thanks for the input. Those grips aren't bad looking at all! Especially for 75 dollars, not a bad deal. How would you describe the feel of them? And how durable do they seem to be?

    @Jim...
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    Ivory Grips: Elephant vs Mammoth vs Walrus

    I'm just making a quick post hoping anyone with experience could give me some input. It's sort of hard finding this information through google.

    Basically, I know there are hundreds of...
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    @dfariswheel Once again, just wanted to say thank...

    @dfariswheel Once again, just wanted to say thank you for the detailed and comprehensive response! You're much appreciated, as always.
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    Unfortunately I'm at work now, so I will check...

    Unfortunately I'm at work now, so I will check when I get home and get back to you on that. I can't speak for the screws, but with the cylinder open, I don't really remember the crane moving forward...
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    Detective Special Closing Cylinder Issue

    I didn't really want to create a separate thread, but this is a different Colt Detective with a different issue than my other one. Long story short, I had the opportunity to pick up a first issue...
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    Thanks a ton for that ridiculously comprehensive...

    Thanks a ton for that ridiculously comprehensive reply, dfariswheel. Especially listing parts/tools too. I don't have the time now with Christmas to get everything and try it myself, but I definitely...
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    If yours is only failing to ignite 1 out of 10,...

    If yours is only failing to ignite 1 out of 10, then you're already having better luck than I. As for pinpointing the cause, unfortunate news, I think it might be the spring. I haven't had a...
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