I agree. Pearl and engraved Colts were the most expensive custom features you could order for many generations. On Colts as well as S&W, Merwin, and others. They would always cost many more times than a pimp would want to pay, or to risk losing in a bust. The 1970s inner city pusher gun would have been a little Iver Johnson or Charter Arms junk. An engraved and pearl handled Colt is more what a wealthy businessman or politician would own.