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Old 07-09-2018, 11:14 AM
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Looong wait but a beautiful example or Craig Spegels work with standard grade cocobolo on a 586L comp.
I just wanted a grip I could use for work and not panic if they got a ding here and there.
My memory says nearly two years from first contact to delivery.

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Old 07-09-2018, 01:28 PM
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Without a doubt those grips are beautiful and worth every penny. However, my impulsive, "want-it-yesterday" level of maturity would not last 2 years.

Good for you for "adulting." LOL
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:56 PM
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Mine, shown below on my Colt's Agent, look kinda like yours.
Craig called them Extended Boots. I don't remember what
kind of wood. Wish I knew.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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Without a doubt those grips are beautiful and worth every penny. However, my impulsive, "want-it-yesterday" level of maturity would not last 2 years.

Good for you for "adulting." LOL
Please don't call me an adult. I am only 73.
Clever me though, Craig does not do e-mail so I did enter Craig Spegel with phone number into my phone contacts list so I wouldn't dismiss his call 20 months later as a telemarketer.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:00 PM
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"Patience is a virtue."
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:07 PM
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Until you’ve owned a set of Spegels you have no idea how great they are, imo.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:09 PM
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Nice grips....certainly worth the wait.

Didn’t know that cocobolo was still available as I thought I read this was on some endangered species list.

I have one set of Spegel grips in cocobolo (shown on my 19-5) which I purchased from a forum member a couple of years ago and which were promptly delivered. Not sure I could have waited 20 months; you’re a patient soul!
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Have the boot grips on my 640 ... macassar ebony. Great craftsmanship ...

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Nice grips....certainly worth the wait.

Didn’t know that cocobolo was still available as I thought I read this was on some endangered species list.

I have one set of Spegel grips in cocobolo (shown on my 19-5) which I purchased from a forum member a couple of years ago and which were promptly delivered. Not sure I could have waited 20 months; you’re a patient soul!
It is an “endangered” wood.
I think Craig must have stored up a huge load of cocobolo. Ahrends seems to have run out and offers other woods that are somewhat close but not quite as fine as Cocobolo.
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Threads like this make me want to count my blessings. I got my Spegels at a gun show... no waiting. Price as marked... I skipped the part where I try to negotiate everything.
Me, too. I got mine (cocobolo Centennial grips) from Novak's when they used to stock them.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:57 PM
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Craig did a great set of Boot+ in Cocobolo for me last year for a custom 686 project, made 'em on the day of an eclipse & marked 'em as such on the inside of one panel.

His stuff is ALWAYS worth waiting for.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:01 AM
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Climbing aboard.

Those are gorgeous, OP.

Here are two sets Craig did for me earlier this year (2 years on the list -- worth the wait).

He had to do some extra finessing for the Baby Chiefs (couldn't simply cut off a pair made on the Model of 1953 and later frames).

Really happy. Ebony on the Baby and Cocobolo on the 940.
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Bob who made that beautiful holster?
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for the compliment. Von Ringler in nw Wyoming made the leather for me. He made a matching one for my 3" 547, and Craig also made grips for that one. I'll post shots of the pair after I get the 547 back from the factory.
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Please don't call me an adult. I am only 73.
Clever me though, Craig does not do e-mail so I did enter Craig Spegel with phone number into my phone contacts list so I wouldn't dismiss his call 20 months later as a telemarketer.
You're a very smart young man! I'da never thought of that!
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