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Old 07-07-2018, 08:03 PM
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I really admire and appreciate fine vintage stocks and have started several threads about that very topic.

When I saw these on a popular auction site, I about fell off the couch. Yes, someone is actually trying to sell them. I’ll let the pictures do the talking .......



At least the bottoms are in pretty good shape!

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:17 PM
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How much did he pay you to take them?
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Very rare grips, made by the Alvin Grip Co . of Chipmunk, VT.
I have a set.
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Those stocks have some history. Could of belonged to a roofer, a cowboy repairing fences or a deputy tacking up wanted posters.
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Somebody here will buy them no doubt!
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:04 PM
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Looks like grips worthy of the Dipsy-Dumpster.
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Those stocks have some history. Could of belonged to a roofer, a cowboy repairing fences or a deputy tacking up wanted posters.

While I very much appreciate “honest wear”, these are in another category. Ugliest grips ever?

And btw, bidding is at $11.95.
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:54 PM
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The rare example of jigged wood stocks
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That's what is referred to as a good winter project.
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Well, since someone actually bid on them, I guess that proves the adage, “you can sell anything on eBay.”

Is there a “Rat Rod” category of firearms I know nothing of? (!)
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:28 AM
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Someone will buy them just to get the grip screw if they need one!
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:25 AM
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Someone will buy them just to get the grip screw if they need one!
And perhaps the medallions and washers are salvageable, also!
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:37 AM
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I bet the gun does not look much better
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Whomever had them ....just beat them slap to death .
I feel sorry for the grips and the gun that wore them.
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:26 AM
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Wonder what the gun looked like...
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:30 AM
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Looks like they may of got wet?
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I had a set that was almost that ugly. I got them cheap off ebay, and knew they were ugly, but they were even uglier than the pictures showed.

I must have thrown them away, because I don't see them anymore.
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I had a set that was almost that ugly. I got them cheap off ebay, and knew they were ugly, but they were even uglier than the pictures showed.

I must have thrown them away, because I don't see them anymore.
You bought them to put them out of their misery...hopefully a viking funeral......

Where was the ugly grip thread with the MOP inserts...those have grown on me since then 😂
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That pair of grips, is a good example of tool abuse. How their their tools were used, gives a very good indication of the former owners' character. A lot can be learned, about a person by looking at their tools. I wouldn't want the former owner of those grips, around my family. That is my 2˘ worth, about those grips.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:05 AM
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Put "RARE" in the descriptor.
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Obviously chewed by porcupines. A lot.
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I would be willing to bet that DWfan could bring those back to presentable condition.
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How can they be in the running for ugliest without being partially wrapped in electrical tape? Or better yet, duct tape?

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Obviously the result of bad storage. Left in a cage with beavers.
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Looks like a challenge for DB....
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Bubba made em. :-)
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