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Ok,   so I broke down and bought a stainless Blackhawk .45colt 4 5/8" bbl.  Don't get me wrong, the factory grips on the gun are handsome...but also BORING.  I had my choice of the wood or the ivory poly, I chose the wood due to the fact the gun looked too "clean" or generic with the Iv's.
 So here's my question... what grips are on YOUR Blackhawk?  Tell me your design, material, color, ect.  I'm lookin' for somethin' different!   <!--emo&???--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'><!--endemo-->
 

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Thank you to all!  Of course, now I have all these choices to put before me and deciede upon.....Although those quilted maple sound really handsome!


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You never did mention where you got those maple grips from, or what you think an estimated cost for them would be today.  The way in which you describe them makes me think this is what I'm looking for.  I plan on polishing out the stainless on the Blackhawk to the "vaquero" look.  The shiny "silver" and those grips you describe would sure look great in my western rig.
 If you can give me this info I'd appreciate it.

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UPDATE:

Hello Shooters!
 Well after kicking around all the great ideas you guys had, I deceided to just refinish the factory grips.  As Eric stated, they are rosewood, and I figured with a little TLC they couldn't get any worse!
So I:
1. stripped the factory finish.
2. Applied boiled linseed and tung oil in several coats to the finish I preferred.
 I have done this to several of my Winchesters, and the finished product is great.
If anyone out there is bored with their Factory finish grips, I'd be willing to refinish them for the cost of the supplies, which is about $10.00.  
 Check out my new looking grips!
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 To protect the Ruger emblem, I put a piece of clear packing tape over it and carefully cut around it with an Exacto knife!
 The whole process took me about a week to complete.  The longest part was waiting for the oil to dry.  Once the tung oil,5 coats, had hardened, I finished with some furniture wax.
 If anyone is interested in having this done, because it was really fun and satisfying to me, just email me and I'd be happy to turn your boring grips into something to stand out!

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