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Old 07-09-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Where to get "Mexican silver" 1911 grips????

I know that I am going to be repaid for all the "smart-a$$" answers and comments with which I come up on this question (and I know I deserve it!), but here goes.
I have an old Commander in .38 Super that I have always thought of (for some unknown reason) as kind of a "Border gun" (as between Texas and Mexico), even though I am in Missouri! :roll: To this end, I have looked off and on for a set of silver grips for it, you know the kind.......... the gaudy "Mexican silver" jobs with the "engraving" ranging from somewhat gaudy to ugly gaudy 8) . I don't want to spend a fortune for them, and if they are PLAIN nickel silver or Mexican silver, that is O.K. also, as I have a good friend who is an excellent engraver. I really NEED theese (sort of like one NEEDS a papercut or hemmoroids) :lol: , but it is one of those "always wanted........" deals for a knock-around gun.
Anyone out there that can give me any leads? Thank you in advance for any information.
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
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Old 07-09-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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Jeff,
I can't help you with the grips. But, if you find them I can help you with a hat selection. Let me know.... :P :P :P




 
Old 07-10-2003, 06:28 AM   #3
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ROTFLMAO!!!
 
Old 07-10-2003, 07:14 AM   #4
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Jeffro

You are still searching for those elusive pimp grips, I see. Well, I think I have found you a place to get some made. It isn't cheap, nothing there is cheap, but they will be "beautiful" and are exactly what you are looking for.

call Nelson Silvia Co. Houston, Tx, 713, 521 1060 and speak to Rick Silvia the original owner's son, who now runs the shop. Tell him what you want and he can quote you a price.

If it works out for you, all I ask in return is for you to post a picture of them on your pistol on both this forum and Brian's.

Hope it works out

Tightloop
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:19 AM   #5
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Jeffro


If it works out for you, all I ask in return is for you to post a picture of them on your pistol on both this forum and Brian's.

Tightloop
Oh SURE, like I will put myself up for such public ridicule!!!!!!!!!! :P

Just to show you what kind of guy (idiot) I am, I will DO THAT! I will have to find someone with a digital camera, but if it comes to pass, I will put myself out there as your "target"!! 8)
Best to ya', Buddy,
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
Old 07-10-2003, 11:32 AM   #6
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Jeffro

You 'da Man!!!

I can't wait to see 'em.
 
Old 07-28-2003, 05:55 PM   #7
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Silver grips

I have a pair of ornate silver and grips that were made in the 60's. they are sterling silver with gold or brass trim. They weigh a little over three aviordupior (sp) ounces. If you are interested, contact me and I will get a digital photo
 
Old 07-29-2003, 07:27 AM   #8
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Sorry, but if you put those grips on your gun, you'll have to change your forum handle to Huggy Bear.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 01:09 PM   #9
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Silver grips

When I bought the .45, I wouldn't leave the store until it had a new pair of the then brand new pachmyer rubber grips.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:43 PM   #10
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Re: Silver grips

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I have a pair of ornate silver and grips that were made in the 60's. they are sterling silver with gold or brass trim. They weigh a little over three aviordupior (sp) ounces. If you are interested, contact me and I will get a digital photo
Jimc93,
Please email me a photo of them and let me know what you want for them. Anxiously await your response. my email address is: Jeffro135@aol.com
Thanks for the response. The sooner I hear back from you, possibly the sooner I can put them on my Commander, get a digital photo of them to post here, and fasten my seat belt for the responses I am sure to illicit from all my compatriots!!!!!!! You gotta be tough to hang in with unpopular ideas, but I can handle it!!!! :lol: :P
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Old 09-26-2003, 05:52 PM   #11
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In México

You can buy it in México.

A lot of those Stocks aren´t silver. They are made of Alpaca.

In México, those kind of grips are mainly searched for ignorant people. (I will prefer cocobolo). Pero como una curiosidad esta bien lo que quieres hacer.

In the "ferias" the artesans sells tis kind of stocks. In about two or tree months we are going to have a "feria", if you want I look for a pair, I think they are cheap, like all the silver here.

By the way, who sell Unique pistols in E.U.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 09:11 PM   #12
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Irod,
I appreciate the offer, but will continue to search for some that I can see before I buy them. But thank you for your kind offer.
Best of luck to you,
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:21 PM   #13
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Sorry Jeffro

When I write that only ignorant people search for those grips I don intend insult you in any form.

If I do, my apologies. ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ops:

Sorry. I´m very, very sorry.

I clearly understand your proposit of have the kind of pistol that you describe. I´m very sorry if I hurt you.

My apologies to the administrators of the forum.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 01:28 PM   #14
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IROD,
ABSOLUTELY NO OFFENSE TAKEN. No need to apologize, although I do appreciate you doing so. You are obviously a gentleman, and that shows. Thank you for your offer, I do appreciate it, and might take you up on it.
You DID NOT OFFEND ME. I admire anyone who can learn a second language to any degree. I have spoken English all my life and still do not have it down perfectly.
Thank you again for your courtesy..... it is the mark of a gentleman.
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
Old 11-07-2003, 07:31 PM   #15
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Grips

TRY www.getgrip.com or www.hoque.com or www.pachmayr.com, and other serches, may be a spelling mistake in soem www, just off the top of my mexican hat :-?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:08 PM   #16
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Martyr,
I have procured a set. They are having a little work done on them, but I will get someone to post a picture of them on my Commander as soon as they return to their "new home".
Thank you,
Jeffro (Jeff)
 
Old 11-09-2003, 03:42 PM   #17
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Hmmm... I wonder who that someone might be.... :roll: Wow, this I gotta SEE...!...
 
Old 11-12-2003, 05:46 PM   #18
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Hmmm... I wonder who that someone might be.... :roll: Wow, this I gotta SEE...!...
Your SiGness,
That someone who takes the photos will (in all probability) be my nephew (remember ReverendAlfie?). He is the "techie" in the family. He will then forward the photograph(s) to a (SiG) Lady I know who might be kind enough to get them onto the site if I ask her real nice like!!!!!!!!! :roll:
Jeffro
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:24 PM   #19
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A nice job and someone here likes to do it...

Consider it done! 8)
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:15 PM   #20
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Mexican Silver Grips

I have some I got in a trade. I would be willing to part with them. I have never had them on a gun I own. I can email you some pics.
 
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