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Old February 12, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Ivory grips for Smith & wesson 500

Looking almost the same as the hogue ones, but white, more rounded and made from ivory.
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Old February 12, 2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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K-frame round butt grips fit the X-frames. Don't know who would make specfically what you want, but some of the custom makers could. I'd be careful of what material you use, as the recoil is going to stress anything not tough enough, and real ivory would probably crack on the first shot. Recommended for display only with guns of that magnitude of recoil.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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That and the fact that real ivory can't be imported into the United States.

Eaglegrips.com has some polymer grips for the N frame.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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That and the fact that real ivory can't be imported into the United States.
True, but there was tons of the stuff legally imported into the US before 1989.

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Old February 12, 2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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You might give these guys a call.

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Old February 12, 2013, 07:23 PM   #6
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Ivory will be pricey and as mentioned, could turn to broken shards after a few shots. I wouldn't go that route unless I won the lottery.
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Old February 12, 2013, 07:31 PM   #7
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There is a lot of legal ivory around. And if you can't find it, there's always Mastodon and Mammoth ivory which is not regulated by the bunny huggers.

That said, I wouldn't use ivory in that application.

Ivory requires VERY specific humidity and treatment to remain in good condition. And, it's not forgiving enough to stand up to the kind of punishment that the 500 will offer.

Take Ohen's advice.
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Old February 12, 2013, 07:33 PM   #8
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X Frame grips are the same as K and L frame, right? There are a lot of grips for the K/L round butt.

Altamont does list a K round to square conversion Target grip for K frames in bonded ivory. They have scrimshaw, too.

Collinscraftgrips sells a white Corian, that should be as tough as nails.
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Old February 13, 2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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This is a set of Eagle Grips on my K frame round butt model 66 2 1/2"
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Old February 13, 2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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I'm not shooting the 500 magnum, but the 500 special. The 500 magnum is just for special occasions, so the ivory will last pretty much okay, I think. Bought the Smith & Wesson 500 4' inch just for good looks of the gun itself and of course because of it's notoriety.
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Old February 13, 2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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Try collinscraft Grips

http://www.collinscraftgrips.com/smi...28S%2526W%2529
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:44 PM   #12
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Do you really think that ivory is so fragile?
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Old February 26, 2013, 03:09 PM   #13
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Or horn gips better?
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:19 PM   #14
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The wife got Ivory on Her Colt Mustang for Christmas....go here.

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Old February 26, 2013, 04:30 PM   #15
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Ivory isn't THAT fragile, but the stresspoints on a revolver frame (mostly the shoulders at the top, and the "pin" that secures the bottom of the panels) can get shocked pretty hard upon recoil from even .357's or .44 specials. I had a pair that I thought fit quite well on a .44 spec and I got some light stress cracks at the top, and chunk out of the bottom of the grip at the pin hole (took out a chunk at the bottom directly below the pin, barely noticeable). I'd still recommend synthetic if being fired, or the real stuff for display or firing light loads.
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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I would also reconsider the use of a solid grip, Unless you have tried and liked the Tingle!
I can tell you that my .480 and Walnut was not comfortable at all. After 2 shots the rubber went back on.
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Old February 26, 2013, 04:57 PM   #17
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"bunny huggers" isn't the best term around shooters. Most of use respect the outdoors.
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:49 PM   #18
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I have a pair of holly wood grips on one of my Ruger SAs. It has the look of Ivory and is wood (not plastic). That might be a good alternative for you

These are the pair I bought

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Old February 26, 2013, 07:17 PM   #19
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Not ivory, but these K-frame, Thailand hardwood (cocobolo?) grips were put on my .500 snub for fun, but I do not fire full house loads. Currently, 385gr. JHP's clocked at 1120fps is enough for me, and five rounds from the gun with these grips leaves the web of the hand bleeding if I don't hold it just right. Shooting gloves would attenuate that, as would substituting the rubber grips. Just wanted to show that just about any K-round butt grips will work. ........................................................................... [IMG][/IMG]
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Old February 26, 2013, 10:02 PM   #20
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Ivory is not so much fragile, but it "moves" and cracks easily.
Horn doesn't crack, but it can warp and delaminate.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:49 AM   #21
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Very nice snub you have. I'll get the same when the time comes.
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