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I don't really consider a gun made in 1969 "old" but it is an unmodified "old model". It came with rubber Pachs but I put beautiful sheep horn grips on it. Then my nephew gave me these stags. I never shot this gun with these gnarly stags but looking at where the real rough spots are on the right side, they might be OK for a left hander. Also pictured are the sheep grips. Unfortunately I only have one gun that both pairs fit. The sheep grips fit perfect. That's just the curve of the backstrap in the picture.







 

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That M&P dates 1954. It had goodyears on it when I bought it thirteen years ago. I had the stags on something else. The shop I bought it from said a woman brought it in and said her father carried it when he was a cop. I dont know where. I believe I have carried it trail riding with my ATV`s more than my other guns. It`s light and nice. Saves dusting up my more expensive stuff and fits my hand about the best. Thanks, Matt
 

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That's nice! Those grips really bring it to life! Here's one that I bought in 1972 equipped with stags and micro sights. It is a convertible with the 22 mag cylinder. I think the out the door price was $65! I believe it was made in 1964 or thereabouts. I'm partial to aged stag grips also!

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That gun just looks accurate. Great grips, too. My dad took me to a gun shop in 1972 and bought me a gun identical to yours (before you added the sights) but with only one cylinder. Since we're posting yellowed sambar stag that have moderate to lots of gnarly popcorn, here's a couple more. A pair of .45s from 1958 and 1931.

 

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Jackson, I was unable to get your pictures to show. I know we're missing something good or maybe just my computer. Here's some Ebay stags that the seller didn't know what gun they were for, but hanging around here so long I did. I think they were in the $80 range. I darkened the bark area with brown leather dye with a hint of black to tone down the redness. It took many gentle coats. Dogface gave me advice on the application.


 

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Jackson, I was unable to get your pictures to show. I know we're missing something good or maybe just my computer. Here's some Ebay stags that the seller didn't know what gun they were for, but hanging around here so long I did. I think they were in the $80 range. I darkened the bark area with brown leather dye with a hint of black to tone down the redness. It took many gentle coats. Dogface gave me advice on the application.


Those grips look like they might work on a later issue Colt Police Positive.
 

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I had one of the early Ruger Blackhawks in .44 Mag with the factory Ruger stags. Beautiful revolver, but the most painful I ever shot with full .44 Mag loads. Six rounds and the middle finger could take no more punishment. Someone made black rubber grips that filled in behind the trigger guard that were butt ugly, and I just couldn't bring myself to remove the stags.

Another I wish I still had, but at the time had to get rid of something if I found something I liked better.
 

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Well don't have any close ups but I do have a few RUGERS with Stag or Ivory stocks....RR

That's it! I'm cancelling all my porn sites now and just looking at this. Do you by any chance know "Baddass" on Ruger forum, a Ruger aficionado about an hour north of me here in California? He showed me a couple boxes full of original Ruger ivory and stag grips with medallions of course.
 
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