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Thinking of adding a 4" Bright Nickel or BSTS Python; collector type , not shooter, with blingy BBQ type grips.

Don't want to spring for ivories.

Thoughts on bonded ivory, faux pearl, or stag stocks on a 4" shiny Python? Nice, or look good only on snubbies?:confused:
 

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I have a set of real Pre-War pearls with medallions that I bought on eBay a few years ago for a couple of hundred as I recall. I think Pre-War pearls are more common that Post-War by a huge factor.

Pearls DO look good on a nickel gun! They would add a lot of "bling" to a bright stainless Python. Start watching eBay!
 

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The first things to consider about "bling" is your purpose -- i.e., purpose and costs. Too much bling is like being with a 23 year old escort -- too much attention may be focused on the wrong piece.

Case in point - after having my BBQ piece for almost 2 years, I just noticed that the Colt Custom Shop grips had 150th Anniversary medallions.​


If you are of the Rolex Yachtmaster in 18K gold crowd (Dr. Phil?), the sky is the limit.

If you are on the more economical end, bonded ivory provides an inexpensive canvas where the stocks may be personalized with statements, art, or agendas -- and unlike bad tattoos, they can be easily tossed aside or changed as the situations warrant. In my case, Altamont makes some nice bonded ivories and does scrimshaw work at an affordable price. (Remember to order the medallions)

Bonded Ivory/blank stocks - Altamont Company - Colt
Scrimshaw examples (or customize) - Altamont Company - Scrimshaw Gallery

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