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Old 02-13-2021, 09:46 PM
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Hi, I bought a 15-3 nickel with stags. I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacture. I believe they are sambar stag. I can read the stamp 'INDIA' not sure about the other marks. Insignia is metal.
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Very nice sambar stag stocks. Most likely made by Eagle Grips.
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I agree with kscharlie, that’s a very nice set of Eagle stag grips.
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I have a set like them, also agree they are Eagle grips....Nice ones too!........................................M*
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Thanks, I will consider that a consensus. Now I'm just waiting for the book so that I can date my 15-3. This is my first older s&w, I was happily surprised with how tight the action is. The mainspring screw is backed out 3/4 turn so I am curious to see if it will be reliable. We had a snowstorm yesterday, otherwise I would have been to the range.
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Hi, I bought a 15-3 nickel with stags. I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacture. I believe they are sambar stag. I can read the stamp 'INDIA' not sure about the other marks. Insignia is metal.
I am also positive they are Eagle's, and very nice. Here is the back of a pair of Eagle Stags that I own. I actually talked to Mr. Singh, the owner of Eagle, about these grips a few years ago. He said his father has made them. I wish we could buy them now for the prices they sold for about 15 years ago.
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I am also positive they are Eagle's, and very nice. Here is the back of a pair of Eagle Stags that I own. I actually talked to Mr. Singh, the owner of Eagle, about these grips a few years ago. He said his father has made them. I wish we could buy them now for the prices they sold for about 15 years ago.
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Are...those...stag...Targets?!?
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It looks like your very legible stamp matches mine. Thanks for the photo. I didn't realize how spendy they are today.
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Eagle Grips was once called “Art Jewel Enterprises”. If that’s an “AJE” in ink ion the back they are definitely Eagles.
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I am also positive they are Eagle's, and very nice. Here is the back of a pair of Eagle Stags that I own. I actually talked to Mr. Singh, the owner of Eagle, about these grips a few years ago. He said his father has made them. I wish we could buy them now for the prices they sold for about 15 years ago.
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When I bought my brand new 4” Model 24-3 in 1983 I went to a S.F. Gun show and Eagle had a table there. The owner, Mr. Singh was there. I was torn between a pair of walnut smooth targets that looked like Herrett’s Skeeter used, or pure smooth sambar stags. He asked if I planned to shoot the gun and when I said “yes” he said buy the wood grips. I bought the stags and still have them. He was a nice guy. The stag grips were around $35.
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Sure looks like it. Don't see stag targets too often.
Boykinlp, can you show us the other side?
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I have seen Boykinlps Stags before they are nice, and rare Iwill let him tell you about them.....................................M*
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Sure looks like it. Don't see stag targets too often.
Boykinlp, can you show us the other side?
PatriotX, they are indeed Sambar Stag Target grips. They are the only pair I have ever seen for sale. As you can imagine, it takes quite a large antler to make them. I wish they had more bark for the looks, but for shooting, the smooth ones won’t tear your hands up.

As I said above, Mr. Singh, the son of the original owner, and now the current owner, said that his father made them. Because of that, he would like to own them. I told him If I sold them, I would offer them to him first.
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Thank you for the pictures.
I have this pair of elk targets, the only pair I've found for sale. This is the only picture I have right now.
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I love those Elk targets. Awesome
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Hi, I bought a 15-3 nickel with stags. I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacture. I believe they are sambar stag. I can read the stamp 'INDIA' not sure about the other marks. Insignia is metal.
Very nice wendit01. Those stags are what I think of when I think of stag grips. The elder Mr Singh was truly a master. It’s a shame political issues have made importation of Sambar Stag so difficult and costly... those grips were in a class of their own, and although elk antlers can make pretty good grips, I much prefer the look of Sambar.

Oddly, I believe most Sambar Stag antlers are “drops” rather than having to be harvested from killing the animal that grew them, unlike elephant ivory. It makes stag both sustainable and humane, IMHO.

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I picked these up a few years back at a show. Nicest set I’ve seen.
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Those look great.
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spartan66.........Now that's two Stag targets I've ever seen...very nice....................................M*
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Those are the nicest ones I have seen too!
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Sambar stag antlers are all picked up as sheds. The problem is India doesn't want anyone picking up sheds because the Sambar Stag deer shares habitat with the tiger which is highly protected because the tiger is an endangered species.
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