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Old 02-16-2018, 12:59 AM
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I also believe Pam's gun wears the original finish.
I WOULD have the grip repaired, but only with real ivory. The proper craftsman can match the color. A fine seam will be visible, but it will look better than the half grip.
It'll also keep spiders from crawlin inside the gun.
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Who is the proper craftsman?
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The first part of February I visited here and asked for help identifying a gun I had inherited from Grandpa. You folks had great comments, lively discussion about the finish, how the ivory grip might be repaired, and directed me to Roy Hinks, et al., to obtain documentation of the gun. The results are in and I have attached Royís letter and more pics of the
Model 3, Russian First Model, aka Old, Old, Russian. Iíll have more questions soon but wanted to post the letter.
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Iíll have more questions soon but wanted to post the letter.
Fantastic letter, and really neat that the gun was shipped to the west coast. An indisputable part of America's westward expansion.

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Congrats on that letter. Very nice. San Francisco shipped is not common. Many if not most went to NYC.
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Thanks, Sal! I thought it was cool too.
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