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Now I have to decide if I am brave enough to drill them and install the medallions. I prefer having them but this would a pricey goof if I mess up.
 

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They look very happy on their new home. Any story behind that scratched up revolver?
 

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Those are beautiful, SP, and they really highlight the engraving.
Nice combo!
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! :D
Don
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That is 1st Class!

I'd pay someone who does it frequently to install the medallions.... even the serial do-it-yourselfer in me would view that job as "treading where angels dare"....

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Those are very classy looking! And, a nice lookin' combination with that scratched-up gun of yours..

I have to agree with the advice about installing medallions. Patrick Grashorn would be my pick. I'm sure he'd treat you right.
 

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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.

 
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While i love Ivory, the picture with the stags and holster is outstanding.

I always preferred Ivory and Nickel. Just me.

But the revolver is dang nice.... :D
 

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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
 
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