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Anyone have any suggestions on sources for Ivory TR grips for a hard chrome TR? I seem to remember Thunder Ranch carried some nice custom grips in their pro shop, but I don't recall them being ivory. Does LB carry them?

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Paladin, since standard TRS has thin bushings, my best bet is to custom order a pair of ivory grips for it (unless you want to change the bushing.)

According to Baer catalog, TRS engraved model has a pair of ivory grips that seem to be in standard thickness. TR001 (clint's gun) also has ivory grips. Since you know him well, you might want to inquire him about your interest.

This is AJAX website, another source for good and legal ivory grips. HTH.

http://www.ajaxgrips.com
 

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Paladin , talk to Tom at Cook's . He seems to be working on a source for some and getting somebody to scrimshaw TR logo....I'm in if you find out anything . ( Group Discount?) ....

Allen Colley you got any in put on this?
 

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I'll check it out when I'm over at Cooks next week, SD. I may be going down to the Houston Show tomorrow too. If so, I'll check around there too. Will let you know what I find out.

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I went by yesterday and talked to Tom @ SS. The 1st blanks for Mastodon ivory still havent come in. The drill is: Tom is getting one set of blanks and will have them made into grips for himself as the "guinea pig" . If they are what we want, he will order blanks and have them done for as many of us as want em or as many as he can get-quantity may be big question. I am hoping to find someone to add TR logo to these and have a couple of clues of where to look but havent pursued until we know if we can get/want grips in first place. Then I thought we might get a head count of interested TR alums and try to cut volume deal. From what little I know, I think engraving will look much better than Scrimshaw. I wonder if it can be done w/laser, then its only a matter to scan in and push the magic button for great looking grips. Setup charge split several ways would be reasonable-I hope! If somebody wants other kind of ivory, Tom may have source. Alan Colley
 

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Paul Persinger 10441 Mackinaw st., El Paso, TX 79924, 915-821-7541

Pauls name was given to me by Clint. Carving of ivory grips is apparently his specialty and I know that he has done some work for Sheriff Jim Wilson.

I am definitely going to commission him to do a set for the TR special pictured below, which BTW, just came in yesterday.



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TapRack--keep me up on the status of the Mastodons, good idea of getting some TR alumns together for ordering the grips. I'd be interested.

Tony--that is a fine pistol, congrats on the acquisition! Since Clint recommended this fellow in El Paso, does he have the license or approval to do the Thunder Ranch logo on the ivory grips?

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Paladin,
Thanks!

As far as I know, Paul isn't producing any grips with the Thunder Ranch logo under license, yet.. He is a one man shop and carves grips to order.

At the time Clint gave me the recommendation, I was more interested in having my own initials and company logo carved as opposed to the TR logo.

I'll check with Clint and get his thoughts on this and get back to you.

With Clint's permission, I have occasionally stamped the TR logo on leather goods ordered directly through our shop, as opposed to the pro shop at TR. But only on condition that I can verify the customer is in fact TR alumni and is in good standing with Clint.

As long as the grips are going on TR guns I don't think he'd be opposed, especially seeing as they would have to be custom made, but it wouldn't hurt to get permission first.

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Great, Tony. Let us know how Clint responds. I'd love to see Mastodon or ivory TR grips. Or at least our ability to have them custom made. There are many TR students/TRS "fanatics" out here, as you know--and wanting to dress up our guns with the TR logo in a more "upscale material" is something I'm sure Clint would think well of.

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What about MAstodon stocks for those of use that have not been to TR? No TR on the stocks, jsut good grained 1911 stocks.

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Guys, this is kind of my hairbrain idea Im hoping to bring to fruition so take "nothing to the bank" til we see how it comes together. Will keep all appraised as the grip situation develops. Obviously if all pans out, I'll call Clint for permission on logo. For non TR alumni, if the grip deal works out, I no of no reason not to share other than availability IF it becomes an issue.
 

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I'd be interested in a pair if they will fit an ambi safety.

Does anyone know if ivory grips are made for a ambi safety by any vendor?

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Paladin

I have purchased some for Ajax clips and grips but had to specially request the ambi- cut

Pic.s Below.





Sorry. Not for sale.

Took to long to find two sets that nice with surface or bark elephant ivory.


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Is it just me, Terry, or are the pics not coming out on the page? Try again, thanks.

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It took 6 edits, I erased the edits, to remember how to post.

I do have a set of Ivory you could get cut.

If you make Market Hall I will have them on display. Not the ones above.


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Terry,
I won't make Market Hall this weekend (forgot it's Father's Day weekend) but would like to see the ivory stocks you have. If you can email the pics to me, or post them here, that would be great.

These are beautiful ones you pic here now, I remember you've posted them before I believe, and I marveled at them then. Very nice, but they look lonely for a beautiful 1911 to wrap around--when will they be mounted?

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