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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by ClemBert, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. ClemBert

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    Don't let their beauty fool you, they may look sweet and innocent but piss them off and they are all fire and brimstone. Ladies be like :fire:
     
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  3. ClemBert

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    They are just standard Ruger black laminated wood grips.
     
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    I like both of these too. You have some nice guns. Thanks for posting the pictures.
     
  5. Jackrabbit1957

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    There is only one thing l don't like about them. They ain't mine.
     
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  6. Grousebuck

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    Thank you.
    From the picture, they did not look like the laminated grips, but rather ebony with nice grain.
    I have the laminated grips on a Blackhawk and a Single Six, and mine have more silver in them.
     
  7. ClemBert

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    I have these old aftermarket "black" laminated grips. They are very nice but they lack the Ruger medallion. As you can see they look quite different but in a nice way. They have an olive green tinge to them (more so in person) so I'm not so sure I'd call them black grips. I'd like to see pics of your laminated grips on your ROA because I've heard others say that their Ruger factory black laminate grips have more silver-gray in them instead of black.

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  8. ClemBert

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    Those might be called smokey grips or smoked black. They actually came off of my pre-owned stainless Ruger Blackhawk .357 Magnum.
     
  9. ClemBert

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    The smoked grips found themselves on my Single Six too. Not an appropriate pic for the ROA thread but thought I'd show how those old grips made their rounds. BTW, this photo was taken in jest as I was always humored by the numerous pics I had seen others take with their bad-ass firearms always poised with an "aggressive" looking hunting/skinning knife. I figured my analogous comparison was my Single Six pair with a butter knife to their terrifying gun/knife photo. :rofl:

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  10. robhof

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    DSCN1163.JPG You mean like this?? Sorry not a ROA either!
     
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  11. ClemBert

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    There ya go!...but my butter knife is shinier.:neener:
     
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  12. Jackrabbit1957

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    Now thats a knife!
     
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  13. robhof

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    DSCN1213.JPG Here's with one of the ROA's and some knifely friends...
     
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  14. ClemBert

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    Well....at least the knife handle is Ebony Wood.

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  15. Jackrabbit1957

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    Like the damascus steel.
     
  16. Jackrabbit1957

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    Don't think I've seen that style of grip on a Ruger. Where did it come from? Talking about the ROA with the damascus knives.
     
  17. Leadhound

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    Here's my new to me old army, I haven't fired her and appears to be unfired altogether, I added the Ajax pearlites just to see, probably have a set made. Still on the fence didn't know it had never been shot, came with plastic box but no papers so not sure what value it would hold. Have seen rough used blue ones go for more than I paid for this one. 20180510_223410.jpg
     
  18. Jackrabbit1957

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    I paid 150.00 for my stainless ROA. Looks just like yours with wood grips. That was about 10 years ago.
     
  19. Patocazador

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    The fixed-sight models go for more. Remember what Patton said in the movie. “Son, only a p-mp in a Louisiana wh-re-house carries pearl-handled revolvers. These are ivory.”
    Ivory would look real good on that ROA.
     
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  20. Grousebuck

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    From where I sit, your grips look dark with gold, not green high lights. Very nice grips!!
    Photos of my grips just show then as black, the silver does not show up in the photos.
    This pair of grips on ebay, DOES show the silver:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-RU...870155?hash=item4af2ba37cb:g:W6EAAOSwARZXoTSx

    I have a pair of Hogue ebony grips on a .327 Federal, stainless Ruger Blackhawk. I installed Ruger grip medallions in them.
     
  21. Grousebuck

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    Very nice butter knife <]:))
    Is the handle solid or hollow??
     
  22. Grousebuck

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    This photo shows the silver in the grips.
    I think the stainless guns look great with black/ebony grips and the blued guns with ivory.
    I don't YET own a blued ROA.
     
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  23. robhof

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    They're Ebay finds, and actually for the Blackhawk, a lot cheaper than going to a Bisley grip, which I prefer, made by Taylor's.
     
  24. Grousebuck

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    Question: On the 5 1/2" the front loading lever latch is held in by a screw and can be easily removed??

    TIA
     
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    Couldn't agree with you more though there's something to be said for polished stainless and ivory grips as well!

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