Real MOP's on 1958 5 1/2" 45lc SAA ???
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    Real MOP's on 1958 5 1/2" 45lc SAA ???

    Son and I were going through Father’s safe yesterday. This one hadn't been out in a while. Upon further examination and removing grips, it appears that they are actually genuine MOP. There are indentations /scallops on the inside that appear to be natural. We lettered this one and it was purchased in Houston and shipped out in late 1958 but stocks were "not listed".

    Can anyone tell if the grips look real or where they may be from based on the bushing . How would I tell if they are/aen't ?

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    No idea on their origin but they look absolutely real to me.

    Very nice find
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    Genuine MOP, but not shipped from Colt on the gun. It was probably shipped with the regular black grips.
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    OK now I'm scared......I had only seen this SAA a couple of times but never removed grips to look underneath. I have wrapped them up in a paper towel and put a set of Altamont Aged Ivorys on ithe SAA for handling.
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    I have owned several sets of pearl grips that look like those. There were a few 'after-market' producers of such grips back in the mid to early 1900's. Many had the same problem as the ones you pictured in that the nut on the screw would tend to break through the very thin ivory when the screw was tightened.
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    There real pearl, also they look to have been on more than one gun. Maybe several during there life time.............................................. .......M*

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanleonkid View Post
    OK now I'm scared......I had only seen this SAA a couple of times but never removed grips to look underneath. I have wrapped them up in a paper towel and put a set of Altamont Aged Ivorys on ithe SAA for handling.
    What's to be scared of? They look great on the gun and should be on it. MOP is not as fragile as some would have you believe.































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    Now you are just showing off....

    Very nice
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    Here's a set of MOPs on my .41 Colt...

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    Swamprat, was your posting of one of the coolest collections of MOP I recall ever seeing meant to cause the recall of Gen Geo Patton's quote showing his admiration for this regal material? I seem to recollect that he preferred ivory but spoke at least once on this subject.


 
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