Uberti 1858 New Army Black Powder Revolver 44 Caliber 8" Barrel Engraved Frame Ivory Grips

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  1. Just4FunOldGuns

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  2. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    Plastic grips on a $900 revolver? dang!
    even on sale for less than $500 the plastic grips ruin it.
    Folks complain that ROA prices are crazy, but looks like Uberti is giving them some competition to see who can get the highest.

    But seriously, thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. hawg

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    I think they're polyurethane. Plastic like a Glock.:D
     
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    That's one heck of a deal, if you like engraved guns.
     
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    I feel the same way! Synthetic "ivory" AKA, white plastic, has never appealed to me either as a grip material.

    Still looks like a nice deal though, I like the engraving.
     
  6. bannockburn

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    The best faux ivory I have ever come across was the Tru-Ivory made by Bar-S Grips. You had your choice of varying shades of ivory, from new ivory (like on my Ruger Vaquero), to aged ivory with a yellow kind of cast to it.

    I also found American Holly wood to be a decent looking substitute for the real thing (as seen on my Ruger Flattop Blackhawk).

    As for polymer ivory grips, hey what can I say I just like the look of ivory colored grips, especially if the gun is blued; that and I can't afford the real thing!
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  7. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    I have some revolvers with stag, elk horn, buffalo horn and bone grips.
    While they aren't ivory, they are real natural materials (NOT plastic) and in my opinion look pretty nice.
     
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  8. hawg

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    I don't like the extremely white grips but the only one I have with faux ivory grips has them. I do have a set of faux stag grips that look pretty good.

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  9. Just4FunOldGuns

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    Well it will be here Friday, I have a soft spot for the 1858 and even though I promised myself not to buy anything until I payed off other things, I could not pass it up. If need be, I could get some wood grips for it!
     
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    Great price reduction, almost half price.

    Interesting, in the ad in three different places, they refer to the grips as "ivory", never mention they're faux.
     
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    Some guy said in the review on their site that the Grips were wood.
     
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    I make that promise all the time but I'm weak.
     
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  14. hawg

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    You won't find any bolt on grips. Not even take offs.
     
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    Not even those. Unless they have changed in the last few years the Italians finish out the grips and the grip frames with the grips mounted so no two sets are exactly the same. If you get a set that actually fits without work consider yourself lucky. I've bought four sets of take off grips. Two for a Uberti 73 Colt and two for a Pietta Remington and none of them were close enough to make work.
     
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    It's common for grips to come proud of the grip frame so all you need to do is sand the grips a bit to fit them.
    Not a big deal.
     
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    you guys think it’s worth it? or over priced
     
  22. hawg

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    I guess that depends on if you want the laser engraving and polymer grips..
     
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    engraved 1858.JPG

    Looks like real engraving to me...
     
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    not for that price. If that’s hand engraving, I could see prices in the $2500+
     
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  25. Malachi Leviticus Blue

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    I've seen "engraving" that looked more like roll stamping to me, but I'm no expert on all the technologies available to faux engrave a revolver.
    That image doesn't look like the laser engraving I've seen, but I'm sure it isn't hand engraved that's for sure.
     
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