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Hello everyone, I'm looking at buying a set of "genuine pearl grips with some natural flaws and a hair line crack that does not effect function." From what I'm told. Anyone have some advise on what these are worth and how you can tell if they're genuine or not? Thought they might be nice for the 2.5" python I'm going to buy, one day.





 

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On value I have no data.

There is a test to identify plastic grips. It's mostly used to ID real ivory but should work for pearl.
Just heat a thin needle to red heat and press it into a hidden area on the back.
If it's plastic the material will melt and you'll smell the oder of hot plastic.

Real ivory doesn't melt and gives off a burning hair smell.
I don't know what pearl does but I'm sure it's different then how plastic reacts.
 

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they will continue to break with repeated shooting.
unless you just want them for looks and swap them out when you go to the range,then you are good to go.
Real M of P will be real heavy compared to plastic
 
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