Yes, all the work is mine. The ivory grips I had made in Africa in 1951, copying original grips. My Dad sent me a bunch of Colt & S&W grips & I had about a dozen pairs made for $6/pr.Gorgeous. That engraving is incredible.
rhmc24... did you really engrave yours?? Extremely impressive! That style is just my taste... so much engraving is done that detracts from the beauty of the firearm, but not in your case.
I was fortunate to acquire this historic SAA a couple years ago. Lash LaRue had many SAA's during his lifetime and this is one of his last that he had engraved for him by Jerry Harper. This gun is pictured in one of Doc Omeara's books on Colt SAA's. I attached a few of these pages for revue.
That is one of if not the nicest engraving styles I've seen, love the French grey, is it plated or polished metal?
Gorgeous piece of art!
In some of the early Gunsmoke shows Jim Arness was carrying a GW w/the plastic jig bone grips on it until a couple viewers wrote in & mentioned that there were no plastic grips in the old west & believe it or not the producer listened & shortly the grips were no longer in the series.5758andrew: The finish is nickel. Jerry Harper is still doing great engraving. I do not know if Harper copied a gun/picture that Lash LaRue had or if he simply made up the pattern. Just like with rhmc24, artists are very creative.
I think jigged bone was very popular with Hollywood cowboys. I have seen such grips on old Westerns. Also, Great Western used the molded plastic version
of this pattern on many of their SAA's.
Thanks, yes I did the grip décor. See more of it below. Unfortunately my future with grips & most of my other work is down memory lane with me turning 90 in couple months.rhmc24: Your gun is beautifully engraved and I really love the grips. Did you DIY on those? You know people pay good money for work like you do.