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Old August 15, 2013, 09:39 PM   #1
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1851 navy custom grips

I sent a couple of revolvers off a while back to have some custom grips installed.

These 1851 navy grips are American holly, and they were done by Chris Whisler at Chisel and Plane Workshop in Cincinnati, OH. Fit and finish on these are absolutely flawless. Turn around time was about 5 months from ordering, but about 8 weeks from sending in the revolver. Cost was about $200 with shipping. Chris' customer service was also excellent. I can highly recommend his shop if you are looking for grips


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Old August 16, 2013, 04:16 AM   #2
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They look nice but way too rich for my blood.
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Old August 16, 2013, 04:53 AM   #3
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They are indeed quite Purdy.
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Old August 16, 2013, 05:28 PM   #4
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Nice grips for sure! They sure do dress up that Navy! Nice to see someone else appreciating the '51 . . . but then it IS the only true "perfect" revolver. Not that I'm partial or anything . . . . LOL

Thanks for sharing with us!
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Old August 16, 2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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Very nice, I would have never guessed they were wood.
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Old August 16, 2013, 06:22 PM   #6
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Them's pretty spiffy! The endearment is worth the coin, I'm sure.
I am quite certain I know of nobody else with American Holly grips on anything I've ever seen!
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Old August 16, 2013, 08:31 PM   #7
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Beagle333 said: Them's pretty spiffy! The endearment is worth the coin, I'm sure.
I am quite certain I know of nobody else with American Holly grips on anything I've ever seen!
I've seen several othe makers posting on the Ruger Forum using holly. Lots of puns about "Hollywood grips" but holly is often referred to as "American ivory."

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Old August 18, 2013, 06:27 PM   #8
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Yes, my Single Six carries American holly grips, custom made by Cary on the Ruger forum (for half the price mentioned above). They're finished with Tru Oil and have yellowed significantly.
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I may have to get another Single Six since I had to sell mine but don't anybody tell Mykeal.
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Old August 18, 2013, 06:55 PM   #10
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Huh? Did somebody say something?
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Old August 18, 2013, 07:03 PM   #11
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