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Posted: 6/21/2015 4:33:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2015 4:41:59 PM EDT by Nra-Life-Member]
Cabelas was offering Ivory grips with the Colt Logo for $ 399 (1911). Any thoughts on the pricing?

Cabelas had a sign that stated they could only sell these grips to Pennsylvania Residents. Can't Ivory grips cross state lines?

The pistols look nice with the grips, but does it really enhance the value - especially if the Colt didn't come from the factory with them installed?
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 4:45:02 PM EDT
I think someone would be an idiot to pay that for any kind of grips.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 5:52:20 PM EDT
A few years back, a decent set of ivories would cost half that much.

So, they do seem to be rising nicely.

Who knows if they will continue to do so or not.

I suspect they would appreciate better and sell better by themselves, the pistol is almost irrelevant. (Though, of course it will appreciate/depreciate based upon its own merits and condition).

If you want them I would say you would be safe buying them. You won't lose much and might actually gain over the next few years.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 6:15:39 PM EDT
If you get ivories, pass on embellishing them with medallions.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 6:36:22 PM EDT
I have a pair I ordered from Nutmeg I believe. Nice grips with the Colt logo in it as well. They are currently on a new production series 70.

Shipped to my door for $75 cheaper.

Ivory could very easily become more valuable in the future. I doubt it will EVER get cheaper though.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 7:09:48 PM EDT
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Why would you want this, so it can go with any 1911?
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 7:10:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By mclark202:
I have a pair I ordered from Nutmeg I believe. Nice grips with the Colt logo in it as well. They are currently on a new production series 70.

Shipped to my door for $75 cheaper.

Ivory could very easily become more valuable in the future. I doubt it will EVER get cheaper though.
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Does Nutmeg supply them to Colt? I have a new Series 70, but it came with wood grips.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 7:23:44 PM EDT
I had ivories for mine at one time. They looked great, but I never used them. For me I'd go with Ivorex same look at 1/8 the cost.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 7:31:03 PM EDT
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Why would you want this, so it can go with any 1911?
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Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
If you get ivories, pass on embellishing them with medallions.


Why would you want this, so it can go with any 1911?

That and because medallions are garish.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:51:41 AM EDT
I have Ivories from Nutmeg Sports I bought some years back. I have them on a Blued Les Baer and they look really great. Over the years the ageing process just makes them look better.
With that said the gun is a safe queen and doesn't come out that often due to the amount spent on gun and grips.
For everyday carry. Houge grips makes a reasonable non ivory version and offers it with choice of scrimshaw designs. Have this on a Colt CCO and its looks great and is much more durable for daily use.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 10:33:29 AM EDT
That's a good price for ivory grips -- especially if they have Colt's escutcheons on them.
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