That one comes up for sale on a regular basis. If the stones are worth anywhere near the appraisal, the owner would be better off to take them out of the grips and sell them loose. He will never find anyone wanting a $500 pistol with a set of $44,000.00 grips.
He's not selling the gun, he's selling the grips only.I rarely actually laugh at one of these horrors, but I did on that one! $44,000! He'd be lucky to get $440 for it. Like Johnny said, he'd better part out the jewelry and gold, put some fake pearl grips on the pistol and sell it for what it's worth.