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Uberti - Taylors 1873 cattleman grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Bullseye, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Bullseye
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    Please keep this thread directly related to the Uberti cattleman grips.

    My eyes start to bleed every time I search for aftermarket grips to dress up my 1873 revolvers from Uberti.

    The sticky gun grip websites thread has about half the sites listed no longer working. Post #1 needs cleaned up and updated.
    Has anyone ever found some place that sells a nice set of fake stag or fake ivory grips for this model?
    You would think there would be a market for it but I only find Old model P Uberti grips, Pietta 1873, A zillion Ruger vaquero, and a lot of "real" colt SAA grips but ....
    NO UBERTI cattleman grips.
    NC Ordinance has a lot of Old model P grips, a few of which I would like to use but I don't think they fit.
    Does anyone know for a fact about anything working with just a little, or no adjustment in fitting?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CraigC
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    All SAA grips need to be fitted to the frame. Any off the shelf grip for the any Colt-based single action is either going to be oversized for fitting, or fit like crap. For "stag", I recommend Sack Peterson for elk antler.
     
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  3. Bullseye
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    I don't want to buy real antler or horn grips ( yet ). When I do, then it would justify sending out my grip frame for fitting. I may end up going that route.
    I liked what I saw of Sack Petersons grips on his site but not much to see.
    I'm still looking, my eyes are still bloodshot.
     
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    I'd suggest you look to Try-Ivory for grips. I had a wonderful set fit on my old Colt SAA and was able to match the Antiqued Ivory with a set of stock grips on my Ruger old style Vaqueros. As CraigC noted, because of the two piece nature of the SAA grip, all grips must be fitted to the slightly different frame dimensions. Try-Ivory looks like the real deal and the fitting workmanship was excellent when I last used them. Their website is:

    http://truivory.com

    Good luck,

    Harry
     
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    Thanks Harry, I'll give that a look right now. :)
     
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    I googled images for truivory and found some good images.
    Well they look really nice. They aren't talking prices but I did find a page to order.
    http://truivory.com/howtoorder.htm

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    Sack Peterson
    has some prices and his grips look awesome too.

    I'd love to have a set of antique or ulta antique on my engraved Taylors
    and a set like Petersons #1 #4 or #7 on my other blued one.
    But really, they would look good on either.

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  7. Arkansas Paul

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    I really want a set of Peterson's elk horn grips. Eventually I will have them, but its not in the cards right now.
    I have both my single actions in cheapo nylon holsters, so decent leather is higher on the list at the moment.
     
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    Bullseye, if you want to do it real cheap? Go to lowes/HD and purchase a can of white epoxy spray paint made for washer/dryer appliances. Sand down your grips and put an even coat on the grips. You'd be surprised how good they look!
    I did this on a 1858 rem
     
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    I'm tight but not that tight. LOL o_O
    I'd like to see a quality picture of your 1858 with the Frigidaire grips please.
     
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    Sold to a friend. Will see if he can send me a pic
     
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    I bought the last cattleman grip kit in corian ivory today from Don Collins. He doesn't sound like he's doing very well and no longer fits grips to revolvers. http://www.collinscraftgrips.com/kits.php
    Nice enough guy, I think I can do this. I can also trace the panels after I fit them and send off for a second pair of those Elk horn ones for my engraved cattleman later by using these incoming panels. It's kind of hard to trace a 1 pc grip, so I'll do it before I put them together and make sure it works for either revolver before ordering the more expensive Peterson's elk horn grips.
    LATE EDIT:
    Houston ... we may have a problem
    Just got an email and now he says the set he has is for a model P and I don't think that will work. :(
    LATE LATE EDIT:
    Now he says he found one set for the cattleman. So I may still have a chance.
    This has been quite the trip.
    Before I get these put together and finally on the pistol. I am going to somehow measure the dimensions after I do a little fitting. I am going to trace these and get this settled once and for all. I would have to think that there are other SA grips that are larger and that these should be able to be made from other models grips. Somebody has to do it. I guess it will be me.
     
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    I too have been looking for grips for my Cimarron " El Malo " Aged Ivory ( Faux ). No luck yet . If anyone knows where I can find them please let me know
     
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    Don't go to Collins. I have a kit here that they say is 90% finished. There's a lot of work to do.
    What I got was a very rough kit. The hardest part is on me.Waaaaaaaaaaay more than 10% is left to work on.
    They sit until I have a nice day and a lot of patience and time on my hands.
    I never dealt with Sack Peterson but wish I went there in the first place. It would be worth it to have him do the whole thing. $75.00 poorly spent is not as good an idea as $200+ well spent.
     
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    Sack Peterson does a fine job. I have a couple sets of his elk antler and plan for more.
     
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    Look at Tombstone Grips.
     

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