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I can't for the life of me know how they make those schrager lines. Every set I make from Dave's guitar parts has them. I do have a complete blued Single Action(Uberti) that looks like my original 1905 Colt, which has lost it's bluing over the past century.
I don't think you'll find real ivory with lines like that. That looks more like a laminated part like wood grips that are made that way.
 

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Is the hot needle test still used to test for ivory? I know it won’t work for bone or tooth but, it works great to test for plastic.
 

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I’ve googled how to know if it’s real ivory or not and several of the posts (not this forum) have said DO NOT use the hot needle method. I forget why but since then I’ve shied away from this test.
 

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I’ve googled how to know if it’s real ivory or not and several of the posts (not this forum) have said DO NOT use the hot needle method. I forget why but since then I’ve shied away from this test.
I don't see why it would be a problem so long as the test was performed on the back of the grips where the mark couldn't be seen.
 

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US Fish & Wildlife Service Ivory Information ( as of 7/6/2016 )

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US Fish & Wildlife Service Ivory Information ( as of 7/6/2016 )

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Very interesting read. Thanks for the info.
 

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Ivory-Resin from David Walther at Guitar Parts and more has come very close to genuine ivory look with his material. Here’s “schregar” lines on a set I made.

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Looks like the "American Ivory" that Boone Trading Company offers too.
 

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As for the gun being blued, I think they look awesome. The ones seen on westerns are usually blued. They likely (but I have no knowledge of this) blued them in the BP days.
 

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All blue Ivory is one of my favorite configurations, especially a high polish. I would be very happy to own that 3rd Gen. Very happy.
 
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