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    Joe Perkins rescued my Ivories!!!

    I have this old vintage set of 1-piece Elephant Ivories that I wanted to have fitted to my nickel 1st gen. Problem was, they were beat up. There were gold plated brass plates carved in and pinned to the bottom of each panel - one was actually missing completely. Those pins go all the way to the back of the panels. And the old brass medallions were placed funny and would need to be reset. And the problem was that the grips already had a real slim profile. No easy task. It would take an artisan to either create and put new plates on the grips or tediously remove the one (along with the pins that were stuck inside) and then shave the grips clean removing the carved out areas where the plates were. Here are the before pics...

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    Of the recommended grip makers who work best with Ivory, I decided on Joe Perkins. Not only is he fantastic with Ivory, but he is a metal worker / artist as well. Just what i needed. Luckily, he jumped at the opportunity to work on these. I sent Joe the grips along with my 1st Gen. back in July.....Would the panels even fit my frame? Is there enough meat on the panels to remove the plates and have a clean look? If not, could he polish the one plate clean and create a duplicate for the other side? ...I was weighing all options....
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    Joe was confident he could remove the plates and carefully shave the grips down for a clean look. This was great news! That's actually exactly what i wanted! However, those pin holes go all the way through to the back of both panels. So....do we fill them with an epoxy resin? Or do we get creative? We got creative. Joe melted some silver and filled the holes with silver dots. The same on both panels. Since my gun is nickel, this compliments it wonderfully! I even sent him some donor grips so he could pillage the silver medallions from them to replace the ugly old brass ones. And the result is simply fantastic...

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    Very nice Chiz! You made a good choice. Joe is an artist!
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    Beautiful work. Congratulations on getting those stocks cleaned up. They look really fine.

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    Nicely done! Very fine work.
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    A fantastic job...looks awesome CHIZ !!

    Well Done Mr. Joe Perkins !!

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    He did very nice work on those grips!!
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    Very nice, great Job.
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    Those look great!
    A unique solution to an unusual problem. I like it!!
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    Nicely done on both parts!
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