Genuine Mother Of Pearl Grips For The Colt Single Action Army
Genuine Mother Of pearl: As far back as one can remember, genuine mother-of-pearl grips on a firearm were a thing of the past-something one could no longer purchase, but reminiscent of a bygone era when this artwork of nature was utilized to embellish the arms of royalty and the gentry. Mother-of-pearl has been used to decorate firearms as far back as the mid-16th century, when, combined with abalone, polished bone, ivory and other exquisite materials, it was used in the form of decorative inlays. In the last century, mother-of-pearl found favor with a rougher breed of armsmen on the American frontier. Many westerners adorned their sidearms with mother-of-pearl stocks, in spite of its natural fragility. Such well known frontier figures as Wyatt Earp, John Slaughter, Bob Dalton, John Wesley Hardin and Arizona Ranger Jeff Kidder each owned at least one gun that sported mother-of -pearl handles.
These grips are all hand made, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your order to be filled.
In recent years, due to the scarcity of this precious material, coupled with the difficulty in obtaining it, putting genuine mother-of-pearl grips on a firearm or knife was totally out of the question. The only alternative, and a poor one at that, was the plastic artificial pearl-like stocks sold in many gun stores. These translucent, milky-white plastic grips were just not able to exhibit the array of colors found in real pearl.
Modern Hollywood has also found an interest in our Mother of Pearl grips with such movies as Lonesone Dove and Shanghai Noon just to name a few.
Mother-of-pearl is harvested at a depth of 125 feet, and the oyster has to be at least four to five years old before it can be harvested. At that point, if the shells pass all inspections, they can be made into one of the most beautiful of all stock materials. When the beauty of nature is combined with the skills of expert craftsmen and the personal integrity of a dedicated company like EAGLE GRIPS who cares about quality, the results are obvious. Eagle Grips' mother-of-pearl stocks are a perfect blending of color, texture and a timeless beauty that for centuries has been considered one of the utmost forms of firearms decoration-Mother-of-pearl, the aurora borealis of the ocean.
Colt single action revolvers and their clones:- All Colt Single Action/clone revolvers require extensive fitting. Our grips are made oversized. Fitting these grips requires sanding/polishing and drilling to make them fit. This may be done by your gunsmith or by us. We regularly fit these types of firearms for individuals and firearm manufacturers on a daily basis.
If you prefer to have Eagle Grips custom fit your SAA there are two options.
First option, you can send the complete firearm to us UNLOADED. Our charge for this service is $50.00 in addition to the price of the grip you are having fitted.
Second option, for the following firearms ( Colt SAA, Uberti, Cimarron, A.W.A., and E.M.F, and USFA.) If you do not wish to send the entire revolver we will still require the backstrap and trigger guard. It has to be removed from the frame. Our charge for this fitting is $65.00 in addition to the price of the grips. We cannot custom alter our grips to drawings, pictures, hand sizes or diagrams.
Since these gips are handmade right here in our shop, please allow 6-8 weeks for completion of your order.
Mother of Pearl is a product of nature as such it contains what some consider ,flaws or imperfections, this like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Our grips can be returned for refund or exchange, undamaged and unaltered. Shipping is not refundable. As Mother of Pearl is fragile,we do not guarantee it to stand up the rigors of use. We will also do grips for cap-ball revolvers but we need the firearm to do this work.