Those are beautiful, SP, and they really highlight the engraving.
Some free advice from one who knows...
If you absolutely have to have S&W medallions, contact someone like Patrick Grashorn and see if he'd do a 'contract job' for you.
He's expert in working horn and ivory.
If you are prone to 'self experimentation', keep the drill press speed
s-l-o-w, rig up a positioning jig to keep the grip perfectly positioned, then run down to St Vincents and light a candle!
Well, I put the medallions in the stags that were previously on the gun and they turned out perfect. But the ivories cost about 4X as much and I would experience a heightened sense of nervousness with them.
azmick- It's a 10-5 that letters as sent to a CA dealer (letter says Haywood but there is no such city so I figure it's supposed to be either Hayward or Hollywood) in 1969. I saw it on an auction site about 5-6 years ago with a starting price of $150. It went around 3 times with no bids and I finally bid and bought it on the last day of the second relisting. My wife had it engraved as a 50th BD present when I told her I wanted to have at least one fancy gun.
Here's a pic with the stags I fitted to it and the leather I got for it.
SaxonPig, I think they look just fine without the medallions, of course they would look good with them too. Either way they are pretty. I like them plain, but it's your gun & whatever pleases you is the way to go. Frank