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Here is Ron Gabel's answer to question number 6489

Question:

Hi - I have an 1883 Colt SAA that was sold by Colt to E. C. Meacham Arms in St. Louis. I also have an 1884 Meacham Catalog that lists the guns currently, (December 1884) for sale. The Colt was $13.75, engraving $2.50, nickel plating .31 cents and so on. My question concerns the grips or stocks available at that time. It lists among others, ivory $2.50 and pearl $9.37. It further lists "ox head ivory $6.25 and ox head pearl at $16.87! Do you have any idea what the term "ox head" indicates. The pearl stocks are more than the gun! Really curious in Florida. Thanks Bill Hurst Ft. Pierce, FL

Answer:

Sorry for the delay, my web site was down with a major problem. Some Colt Ivory grips had a relief carved "Steers Head" or "Ox Head" carved onto the top side of the grip. I suspect these grips are the ones you are referring to.

Submitted By: Bill Hurst On: 5/16/2004 5:14:08 PM

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