Sir, I just joined the Colt Forum today. I believe that I am possibly in possession of the .44 special. The grips are in fact Jerry Meacham and the engraving was performed by Denise Thirion. I have spent much time on the phone with them. I do have all the documentation from both Jerry and Denise. They are class individuals.Considering I bought it only 40 miles from Charlotte then that's probably it. I bought three Denise Thirion engraved SAA's. They all had ivory grips with steerheads on each. They all are just a tad bit different but only one set of grips has his initials. You can tell they were all done by the same guy. The guns are actually silver plated with "C" coverage. All signed by Denise.