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Old June 12, 2016, 10:58 AM   #1
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I'm worse than a girl with a Barbie doll,,,

I'm worse than a girl with a Barbie doll,,,
I just agreed to buy a nice S&W revolver,,,
And I'm already thinking of new grips for it.

Actually, since I bought this Model 36 as a mate to a 34 that I already own,,,
I will be obliged to buy two sets of grips so they continue to match.

The guns are nickel plated round butts,,,
And I've always liked ivory grips on shiny guns,,,
So I'm considering ordering two sets of these from Altamont.

Scroll down for the Bonded Ivory set near the bottom.

Do any of you good folk have any others you have and can recommend?

I would appreciate links and/or images if you can provide them.

Thanks my friends,,,

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Old June 12, 2016, 01:43 PM   #2
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I think you should go with the pink pearl:
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Old June 12, 2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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My personal philosophy with beautiful S&W revolvers is to go wood!

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Old June 12, 2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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I don't want to sound elitist but after several attempts I realized that I am uncomfortable with plastic stocks. I just can't stop thinking about plastic stocks on my nice handgun. I know genuine ivory is very pricey (and will get worse) and is not politically correct but I confess to having numerous handguns wearing ivory.

A nickel S&W Model 10-7...




An engraved Model 10-5...




A nickel Model of 1926 44 Special...




This nickel Model 15-3 wears polished stags that I made up for it...

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Old June 13, 2016, 10:10 AM   #5
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Pink Pearl?

Pink Pearl?

Actually I purchased a 3" Model 36 with those type of grips,,,
But they were white in color rather than pink.

When I took them off the gun there was a sticker on them,,,
Made in Israel.

We called them "Mother of Toilet Seat" grips.

I wish I could afford real ivory for this pair,,,
Because nothing is more elegant on a nickel plated revolver.

But alas I can't justify the expense for even one handgun,,,
Much less justify it for two guns,,,
So synthetic it is.

Maybe not the fake ivory though,,,
And definitely not the fake pearl-ized grips.

Perhaps something in a very light wood,,,
Like this Ivory Wood from Esmeralda.

I'm not paying that much though,,,
$45.00 for the bonded ivory from Altamont is doable.

Thanks for the pictures,,,
Some beautiful eye-candy there.

Aarond

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Old June 13, 2016, 10:36 AM   #6
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I have done the same, I even bought the grips before the gun even arrived lol.I'm fond of wood or stag grips myself.
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Old June 13, 2016, 01:04 PM   #7
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Grips are just ones way of expressing the value of your pistol. It's like new shoes for a women. Or a new set of wheels for your truck. Or a new set of (.)(.) for your wife. It's always fun to upgrade.
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Old June 13, 2016, 02:17 PM   #8
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Hello tacticalmedic,,,

You made me laugh out loud,,,

Thanks for the humor.

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Old June 13, 2016, 05:20 PM   #9
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Oh no you didn't go there!
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Old June 13, 2016, 06:20 PM   #10
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I had a set of Altamont Bonded Ivory stocks on a Model 58 at one time. Made a darn fine looking gun.
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Old June 13, 2016, 11:13 PM   #11
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Name

So, what name have you thought of naming this one?
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Old June 13, 2016, 11:16 PM   #12
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I vote "Miss Luceelia Delafonte Shanaynay Lofonda" for the name.

It's different.
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Old June 14, 2016, 08:30 AM   #13
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Thanks CajunBass,,,

I was hoping someone had actual experience with that bonded ivory,,,
You've pretty much cinched that purchase for me.

Hello Vostracker,,,

Quote:
So, what name have you thought of naming this one?
I've been thinking about that already,,,
One obvious set of sisters are the Fanning sisters,,,
Elle and Dakota are both pretty girls who happen to be blonde.

But that's not set in stone yet,,,
I am not overly fond of celebrity names,,,
I'm still researching something from ancient mythology.

I'll have names picked out by the time the Model 36 arrives.

Now I have to decide if I want to sell Libby to help pay for the new arrival.


Libby is a great shooter,,,
But I have no need for two 3" model 36 revolvers.

Oh the decisions one must make in our hobby.

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Old June 14, 2016, 08:33 AM   #14
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Hello Model12Win,,,

Quote:
I vote "Miss Luceelia Delafonte Shanaynay Lofonda" for the name.

It's different.
That it is my friend,,,
But a tad bit long don'cha think?

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Old June 14, 2016, 09:42 PM   #15
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Sell?

Hate to see you sell on of your girls!
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Old June 23, 2016, 02:33 AM   #16
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