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by chet15
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Early Ivory Grips???
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Early Ivory Grips???

Yeah... I believe the #14 ivories came on #14 as well.
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by chet15
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Early Ivory Grips???
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Early Ivory Grips???

I'm sorry to have to say this... but the hobby has now authenticated absolutely every pair of stag and ivory grip panels as being factory as long as they have medallions in them. I'm sure there are a lot of folks out there who will chastise that statement, but there doesn't seem to be any deniabilit...
by chet15
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 22
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Single Six # 22

#21 went to writer Lucian Cary as I remember.
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by chet15
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 14
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Single Six # 14

More interesting info tied with stag and ivory.... JD's most recent book states Ruger contracted with J.L. Galef for the original six pair of ivory at the cost of $11 a pair. These six pair were installed on the "letter" prototype Single-Sixes, "A" through "F" which went out for review by various gu...
by chet15
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 14
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Single Six # 14

So the left panel of the #14 ivory is flat on the bottom also? And similar but not so drastic flat area in the swell of the palm? Thinking the lack of the swell would be due to the natural original shape of what they had to work with when the manufacturer made them. Putting a taper on the bottom of ...
by chet15
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 22
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Single Six # 22

More good info!! Great stuff! Was thinking there was a pic somewhere that JD posted once of the invoice from J.L. Galef that listed the six sets of ivory that ended up being used for the six alphabet guns. Was thinking that invoice said "medallions installed", or something like that so my memory is ...
by chet15
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 22
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Single Six # 22

The very first ivory grip panels, a total of six pair, were made by J.L. Galef, and those meds are actually closer to the front and higher up than the Single-Six med positions. These grips were put on the six letter prototype Single-Sixes as Ruger didn't have any of the checkered black hard rubber y...
by chet15
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 22
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: Single Six # 22

OM Crazy, be sure to check out the comments in the other thread on Single-Six #14 as they also apply to #22 I.M.O.
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by chet15
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 14
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Single Six # 14

Were there other ivory or stag other than what JD listed in his comprehensive listing, from the 4 major suppliers? How to identify? We know what the letter prototype Single-Six ivories all look like, have never seen the backs but the meds are all in the same position. If the ivories on # 7 and 8 Spa...
by chet15
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Single Actions, 1953-1973
Topic: Single Six # 14
Replies: 14
Views: 257

Re: Single Six # 14

Donnie: Never heard you mention the conversation on the ivories with Walt Sych before. OK. With that then, the ivories on #14 most likely came from the first batch of ivory ordered from Superior Pearl and Horn Corp, 50 pair on 10/20/1953, along with 50 pair of stag on 10/22/53. The next batch of ivo...