Since Texas Rangers began carrying Colt 1911 and Commander grips they have favored fancy ones. Originally they were obtained in Mexico from friends in the Mexican military or law enforcement. Now these sterling silver and gold grips command several thousand dollars and are very collectable. Chisholm’s Trail had gone to great lengths to bring some of the best designs back to life.
One well known style can be seen in the 1987 action film “Extreme Prejudice.” In this modern western Nick Nolte becomes Jack Benteen the hard boiled Ranger sharing his girlfriend with Powers Boothe as Cash Bailey. To prepare for his role, Nolte spent weeks with Joaquin Jackson one of the most famous Texas Rangers of his era. Nolte was even able to pass the Ranger firing course with Ranger Jackson’s help.
The movie grips were a dead ringer for Jackson’s Colt Commander grips with a silver body and gold accents. After several years Chisholm’s Trail has been able to recreate these stunning grips with Montazuma’s profile above an arched banner, with a horses’ head inside a horseshoe below.
These grips are now available in solid sterling silver and solid gold for $1,200. or in nickel silver and gold plate for one third of that price for $400. Two of the more economical sets are in stock and will go soon. Please call now for immediate shippment.(price subject to change in raw silver cost)
The next set of grips has a small TEXAS RANGER star inletted on both sides. The right side has the lone star flag of TEXAS hand applied by a jeweler on the top, over cactus with the profile of the ALAMO at the bottom. The right side has the flag and cactus. This phenomenal set is solid Sterling Silver and is currently $800. Each set has to be hand made and will take several weeks to craft. (price subject to change in raw silver cost)
TEXAS RANGER ENGRAVED GRIPS
Our third set of TEXAS RANGER grips are cast from classic and deeply hand engraved originals. The traditional TEXAS RANGER badge is inletted into both sides. This set is also made from solid Sterling Silver and is currently $600. Each set has to be hand made and will take several weeks to craft. (price subject to change in raw silver cost).
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