I'm in the market for some alternative grips for my Ruger Vaquero (heavy frame) with the bird's eye handle. I'm think'n there's not much of a market for such a thing but one can always hope.
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July 9, 2010, 04:21 PM
I think you mean bird's head, right? Birdseye usually refers to the grain pattern on some maple stocks, etc.
July 9, 2010, 04:25 PM
Well, there is 'Bird's Eye Maple', which is sometimes used for a Stock or Stocks.
And, on Revolvers, there is sometimes what is called a 'Bird's Head Grip'.
One could even have a Bird's Head Grip, fitted with Bird's Eye Maple Stocks.
July 9, 2010, 04:35 PM
Bird's Head Grips
July 9, 2010, 06:08 PM
I don't know for sure but since the locator dowel is in the same place, Cary Chapman could probably make you a set for the Ruger birdshead. He would need your grip frame for proper fitment. He's a pleasure to deal with and his turnaround is quick. He could even make you a set in birdseye maple if you so choose. ;)
July 10, 2010, 03:37 AM
Well hey, the bird's eye is indeed on the bird's head, is it not!! OK, I screwed up. I'm just look'n for "bird's head" grips.
July 10, 2010, 07:18 AM
"Birds eye" or "Birds head", better one in your hand than two in the bush, right?
Easy mistake to make. What are you looking for? Something in wood or faux Ivory?