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it is personal to me but if i had my rathers i would go with 1 piece ,no medallions
i think it looks better and will sell better/faster if the need came about.
 

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+1 for eagle's sentiments on the ivory grips. It's preference on either one.... And I own and like the two piece, but the 2 piece is the suit and tie and the 1 piece is the tuxedo ... Strictly my opinion there. I do believe also that the 1 piece will sell faster as well.
 

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Any time you have to poke a hole in Ivory you do it disservice. Holes can lead to cracks over time. Properly shaped and sealed Ivory will retain its finished form for long periods of time ( years ). Witness the historical Ivory from Colt in its early years. Those firearms held in collections are still beautiful. It is only a personal preference, but I reason a good one. I completed, some years ago, a set of Colt and Winchester rifle, both stocked in Ivory. Both still are perfect and undamaged, because I sealed them correctly at the start. Q
 

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I don't snub my nose at two-piece grips, but one piece grips are cleaner looking.












You can also split the difference by using a blind screw :)



 

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I believe most, if not all, modern one piece are actually 2 piece with a spacer. I much prefer that look to the 2 piece with a screw.
 

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:cool:Definitely one piece, especially if you are going to carve on them:


















 
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