I'd previously saw "Ivory" style grips as something for nickel plated guns, but I gotta admit I like it on CCH & Blue now.
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October 12, 2011, 11:19 PM
Thats looks great. I am working on making grips for my Vaqueros from american holly.:)
October 13, 2011, 12:03 AM
American Holly is great stuff, looks really good.
October 13, 2011, 12:04 AM
Really a great looking combo! Recently I added a pair of Tru Ivory stocks to my polished stainless Vaquero and they look fantastic.
October 14, 2011, 09:34 PM
Wow, BCCL, those grips with that beautiful color case hardening really looks nice! I actually think the Ivory/American holly grips look better on a blued gun, because of the contrast.
They sure complement each other and you have a 6 shooter to really be proud of.
October 15, 2011, 09:15 AM
You gotta love all the gun porn on this site!:D
I love the case hardened color of the old models, and I'm kicking myself for letting my Sheriff's model go. I'm having trouble finding any OM's, everything is the new weaker framed NMV in SS:banghead:
October 15, 2011, 12:21 PM
I've been lucky, I've managed to get this one, and a 4 5/8th 357 original Vaquero.
I kinda like them as much, if not a little more, than my New Vaquero.
As Boss Spearman says in "Open Range",....."I like a firearm with some heft to it"! :)
October 15, 2011, 01:01 PM
October 16, 2011, 12:50 AM
I think ivory grips look better on blued guns than nickel guns.
October 16, 2011, 08:42 AM
Thats looks great. I am working on making grips for my Vaqueros from american holly.
How is the project coming? I have a 12" diameter piece of AH I have dried and cut. It's time to resaw to blanks. I have seen some AH grips that look better than ivory to me.
Here's a old set of Ruger stag grips on my Vaquero.
I've got some holly grips, three pairs if I remember right. They're beautiful and even yellow with age but IMHO, they're too soft for sixgun grips. They dent and ding much more easily than walnut, maple or cocobolo.