SAA 45LC Gen3 with "new" grips

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  1. billtool

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    Just received these from Collins Woodcrafting. David is a true artist. Mammoth ivory. Not inexpensive, but on a gun like this...go big or go home. The feel is awesome. The new BBQ gun! IMG_5821.JPG IMG_5823.JPG IMG_5830.JPG
     
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    Nice. Did you sent him the grip frame? How well do they fit?
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    Great looking grips on your Colt SAA! Nice coloration and just the right amount of bark on them!
     
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  4. Reinz

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    Wow, what stunners!!!
     
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    Very nice way to dress up a nice revolver. :thumbup:
    They look Ike they definitely belong on that revolver, don’t they. :cool:
     
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    Beautiful grips! Just a stunning look.

    Are they strong enough to use when firing the gun? I have seen some state that fossil grips should not be used when firing; I don’t know, but I am curious.
     
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  7. billtool

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    Fit Very nicely. A bit long at the bottom, but I'll let them rest a while and take a nail file to the offending edge. Just a couple thousandths. He fit them on a Gen 3 he had in for some stag grips. He turned these from a set of Python grips he'd been saving. David is really responsive and customer centric.
     
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    IMG_5824.JPG IMG_5825.JPG IMG_5826.JPG IMG_5827.JPG IMG_5829 (1).JPG
     
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  9. billtool

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    Thanks. Crazy how they stick to the hand. Who knew!
     
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    Gracias!
     
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  11. billtool

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    Man, they do! I purchased an El Paso Saddlery rig to house the gun. Gonna be open carry city. Had to buy a new hat too!
     
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    That is a very handsome revolver and the grips are quite noteworthy. Congratulations!
     
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  13. billtool

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    David advised to keep them out of a hot car, wipe them down with mineral oil every few months, and shoot the hell out of them. I don't keep collectors items and these are just too sweet not to shoot and pass around to my buddies so they can do the same. If you're in Houston - drop me a line. I'll see you at the range!
     
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    Nice touch! El Paso Saddlery makes some mighty fine rigs!
     
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    Now those are pretty. Normally I say I don't care for stag grips, but those really POP! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I'm going to have to do something like that. I've got a beautiful USFA single action, in 45 Colt, with the 4 5/8"? barrel? It was in unfired outside the factory condition when I got it. Beautiful gun, except for the black plastic grips. A nice set of grips, and some leather wouldn't be lipstick on a pig I don't guess.

    A crappy picture I snapped while waiting on the background check, but it shows the color case hardening well.

    USFA3.jpg

    I'm not really a S/A guy, but this one was so pretty, I just couldn't pass it by. I thought it was a Colt actually, until I noticed the US on the grip. I've fired about 30 rounds through it, but haven't been able to find anymore 45 Colt ammo, so I saved the last twenty rounds in the box. It was a lot of fun to shoot one handed. It just begged to be shot one handed. Two hands just felt silly. I'll bet from the hip would have been a hoot, but I figured the indoor range would frown on it. ;)
     
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    CB, I don’t think I could pass up that beauty either.
     
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  17. billtool

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    Great looking gun! To be clear - the grips I just installed are mammoth - not stag. Beyond that, I only shoot this one handed. Dead nuts on too. First round out of the pipe - 15 yards - and I'm blind. These SAA's point naturally and
    shoot straight.


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    Just wow! Those grips are incredible.
     
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    David at Collinswoodcrafting.com is the man.
     
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    Oh, yea. I'm sorry. I understood they were Mammoth. I think I could like those on my gun.
     
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    Fantastic colors!
     
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    Well I am a SAA kind of guy and couldn't pass on something as awesome as that either! Beautiful color case hardening along with a nice deep blued finish; this gun with some stag grips would be a real show-stopper!

    Thanks for sharing your fantastic find with us!
     
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  23. GeoDudeFlorida

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    I mean this absolutely seriously!

    I'll bet they make the gun shoot better. Good grips always do. :D
     
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