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Here's a neat old set of smooth-polished Sambar stags on my 'long, tall kid'.
The workmanship is really great, with lots of colors.
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Don,
They're beautiful! They really add to an already striking revolver!
 

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Very Nice Don,
Now all you need is a Hugh O'Brian /Wyatt Earp Gun Belt. :ymapplause:
 

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Jim,
I'm afraid my legs aren't long enough!
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I used to try to match up a knife to each of my better guns. Came up with a theory that the tip of the knife to it's pommel should be the same length as the guns butt to tip of barrel. Works pretty good in theory. But you'd have to get a sword to make it work with that one :mrgreen:

Very nice, the grips are stunning..as is the gun.

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Gizamo said:
I used to try to match up a knife to each of my better guns. Came up with a theory that the tip of the knife to it's pommel should be the same length as the guns butt to tip of barrel. Works pretty good in theory. But you'd have to get a sword to make it work with that one :mrgreen:

Very nice, the grips are stunning..as is the gun.

Giz
Giz, Maybe a Naval Dirk or Cutlass????

Nice Grips!!!!
 
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Great contrast and character.
So how do they get them so smooth? Other than normal wear..
 

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They're very old, and were made as you see them.
The smooth finish is the result of the cut and polish as they were made.
Horn, antler, bone and ivory can all have a texture or be made smooth as a baby's behind.
Sturm, Ruger used four different suppliers for their stag grips, and they were only made until about 1962.
The identification of original/non-original stags is best done using the medallion-inletting and sanding marks on the grips' backsides for reference.
The literature refers to highly-polished and rough from the suppliers.
Stags and ivories were left-hand screwhead grips (like S&W), as opposed to right-hand screwheads on the wood grips.
Who made them?
Beats heck out of me. :lol:
Don
 
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