Aging fake ivory grips ??

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Yes, and a good one 😁

Tried the leather dye and soaking in tea. Nothing worked.

Will prob either make a set out of nice wood, or order a set of fake aged ivory.
See if tombstone grips is still in business. He used to offer antique colored grips or blanks.
 

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Eutycus, I heard the same thing. I think there was an article about Duke’s revolver(s). The Bisley frame comes to mind. The reason for that was because Duke had such large hands. :dunno:
 
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No, perhaps something to do with his younger years (SWAG) maybe boxing. Or would not have something to do with a dog now would it.
 

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Yes, and a good one 😁

Tried the leather dye and soaking in tea. Nothing worked.

Will prob either make a set out of nice wood, or order a set of fake aged ivory.
What leather dye? Water based probably not, did you try Friebring's leather dye? It may work.
 
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The problem with plastic faux Ivory is well, it's plastic. It's not going to change much if at all over time except maybe crack.

Nice grips, especially those made of exotic woods or horn cost money. Personally, I feel that the Ivory ban is silly and does nothing to stop poaching. I understand no longer importing it, but if it is already here, it should be allowed to be used and sold. If correct, I believe grip makers can sell it within State only. The real thing is not cheap.

As to aged faux Ivory, you can probably find something suitable on evilBay.
 

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The problem with plastic faux Ivory is well, it's plastic. It's not going to change much if at all over time except maybe crack.

Nice grips, especially those made of exotic woods or horn cost money. Personally, I feel that the Ivory ban is silly and does nothing to stop poaching. I understand no longer importing it, but if it is already here, it should be allowed to be used and sold. If correct, I believe grip makers can sell it within State only. The real thing is not cheap.

As to aged faux Ivory, you can probably find something suitable on evilBay.
I believe that Ivory brought into the States before a certain time is legal. I do not remember what year the ban kicked in. For my self, there isn't a pair of grips on the planet worth hundreds of dollars. My ego isn't that big! (LOL) I have several Rugers, original three screws, and they all wear original correct grips. Also my Smiths are all original numbered stocks. Works for me.
 

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