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Old 10-08-2019, 03:38 PM
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Faux ivory stocks.

Does anyone out there know a company that makes Ivory-like stocks closest to the real thing? Tru-Ivory used to sell through Brownell's. I don't know if they're still in business. My son has a set from TI. They are almost like the real thing: aged and they have a grain running through them too. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:46 PM
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It may not be what you're looking for, but if I wanted "white" grips without going with ivory, I'd give American holley a try.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=778138
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:48 PM
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Old 10-09-2019, 04:57 AM
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I went with Boone Trading Company.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:37 AM
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Me too, work for me.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:49 PM
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Owners report the best faux ivory of them all is Resin-S which has "replica" Schreger lines just like real ivory.

https://guitarpartsandmore.com/

They sell the material and finished 1911 and Colt SAA grips.

Here's a review on the Colt Forum of a member who used it to make Single Action grips....

https://www.coltforum.com/forums/sin...ps-blanks.html
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:12 PM
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Look at some of the real bone handles on ebay. They look a lot like ivory and are natural material. Not real expensive and very legal.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:45 PM
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ferretray said he went with Boone Trading Company. Not actually in the market for grips, but I looked at the website anyway and they have an amazing amount of grips and terrific prices. Grips for 1911s, J-frames, Pythons, K-frame S&Ws and more . . .and -NOW- I'm considering grips for a 1911, (only 1 b/c ivory probably wouldn't look right on a stainless Combat Commander, the blued Series '70 Government Model, oh yes!), the Royal Blued Python I carried so many nights at work, and the blue 4" bull barreled Model 10. The shiny S&W Model 640 is doubtful; ivory would certainly be classy but someone put some really nice wood on this thing. The wood is almost as nice as the action job inside.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:51 PM
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Mine from Boone also have the vertical grain lines. Cost more than the plain white, but cheaper than real Ivory by about $375.
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:48 PM
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ferretray said he went with Boone Trading Company. Not actually in the market for grips, but I looked at the website anyway and they have an amazing amount of grips and terrific prices. Grips for 1911s, J-frames, Pythons, K-frame S&Ws and more . . .and -NOW- I'm considering grips for a 1911, (only 1 b/c ivory probably wouldn't look right on a stainless Combat Commander, the blued Series '70 Government Model, oh yes!), the Royal Blued Python I carried so many nights at work, and the blue 4" bull barreled Model 10. The shiny S&W Model 640 is doubtful; ivory would certainly be classy but someone put some really nice wood on this thing. The wood is almost as nice as the action job inside.
These are Boone elephant's on a stainless Officers and as you can see, look pretty damn nice.
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Old 10-10-2019, 03:20 PM
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Than\ks to all for the feedback. I just have to decide on Boone or Guitar parts.
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Old 12-27-2019, 12:10 AM
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Camel or giraffe bone looks very ivory like. These are giraffe bone. Larry does a first class job!

http://www.gripsbylarry.com/
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Old 12-27-2019, 01:08 AM
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After buying actual Elephant Ivory, I'll probably never buy the real thing again.

So when I picked up my Python, I was looking for a good alternative. Well, I'm VERY impressed with the material that Altamont uses. It looks identical to my real ivory grips, the feel is basically indistinguishable from the real thing, and they were pretty darned cheap to boot. I'm pretty happy thus far.

I assume these grips won't yellow with age, but other than that, I very much like them.

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Old 12-28-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have a set from Sid Ryan. He sells on Ebay. They look OK to me. I added the silver medallions.
http://www.sidryan2.com/scrimshawed_gun_grips.html


I have seen several sets of the giraffe and water buffalo bone grips from Thailand. They are real nice and have a natural character all their own.
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:15 PM
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There was a place in western Washington state, called Bar-S, or something like that?
They used to have a table at the Washington Arms Collectors show, with a hundred pairs of grips on display, and they looked very good.
People familiar with real ivory spoke highly of them.

I've had a couple of pairs of Ivorex grips, and they look like some very old ivory I've seen, but are too yellow to represent anything else. On an old Peacemaker they look good.
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Old 12-29-2019, 09:18 PM
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I think Bar-S made the Tru Ivory grips and have been out of business for a little while now.
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