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Old December 7th, 2019, 03:16 PM   #1
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Santa Lives in Georgia

'Twas 18 days before Christmas and all through the town
Decorations and holiday bustle were found.
The tree was all trimmed and packages sourced
From Amazon, Lands' End - online shopping of course.

The mailman departed and I went to the box
Opened the door and stood there in shock.
Amidst junk mail and bills lay a little white box
From Santa! In Georgia? exactly where, well, was blocked.

I took it inside and went straight to my bench
Tore open the package and every muscle did flinch.
For what to my wondering eyes did appear
But a set of birdshead grips, so lustrous and dear.

They were made of red burl of the Tamarind tree
From tropical South Africa, across the wide seas.
They sported Ruger medallions and a nice matching screw
Wood exceedingly rare, custom and few.

I opened the safe and went straight to my work
And retrieving my Blackhawk I turned with a jerk.
The old grips came off, factory laminates - ugh!
The new grips from Santa went on perfect and snug.

I stepped back and smiled, as giddy as can be
For Christmas came early to little 'ol me!
So Santa lives in Georgia - now that's a surprise.
And he's a member of this forum, lurking in disguise!

Thank you Santa, where 'ere you may be
And please pass along my thanks to JPGLSG!
My Blackhawk birdie is now quite the sight
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!











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Beautiful grips, and a great story to go with them. Bravo Waveform, Bravo.
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Beautiful grips, and a great story to go with them. Bravo Waveform, Bravo.

What he said ..good job
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Fabulous post! Very well written Wave. The grips look stunning, like custom fit. They are perfect for that revolver. Congratulations.
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Very nice set of grips!
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Stunning grips on a gorgeous revolver. Cheery too, way to go!
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I always enjoy a good Christmas story. And what a beautiful custom Ruger you have with new grips.
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Thanks for the nice comments and for tolerating my ripoff of a Christmas classic. The credit goes to JPGLSG for surprising me with a set of his take offs from his recent birdshead grip project. The wood is red burl Tamarind from South Africa. As I understand it the Tamarind is more of a bush than a tree and red burl is pretty scarce. Most Tamarind wood you see is spalted and looks very different.

The wood goes well with the bluing and is a huge improvement over the laminate panels I had on it. I never intended to keep those panels but had yet to get around to finding a suitable replacement. Very happy with these and the fit is quite good for not being custom fit by a maker.
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Great looking grips you have there................Merry Christmas!
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Might even be close to this, at the muzzle of course...
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Nice grips and a nice story with them and I would liek some.
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'Twas 18 days before Christmas and all through the town
Decorations and holiday bustle were found.
The tree was all trimmed and packages sourced
From Amazon, Lands' End - online shopping of course.

The mailman departed and I went to the box
Opened the door and stood there in shock.
Amidst junk mail and bills lay a little white box
From Santa! In Georgia? exactly where, well, was blocked.

I took it inside and went straight to my bench
Tore open the package and every muscle did flinch.
For what to my wondering eyes did appear
But a set of birdshead grips, so lustrous and dear.

They were made of red burl of the Tamarind tree
From tropical South Africa, across the wide seas.
They sported Ruger medallions and a nice matching screw
Wood exceedingly rare, custom and few.

I opened the safe and went straight to my work
And retrieving my Blackhawk I turned with a jerk.
The old grips came off, factory laminates - ugh!
The new grips from Santa went on perfect and snug.

I stepped back and smiled, as giddy as can be
For Christmas came early to little 'ol me!
So Santa lives in Georgia - now that's a surprise.
And he's a member of this forum, lurking in disguise!

Thank you Santa, where 'ere you may be
And please pass along my thanks to JPGLSG!
My Blackhawk birdie is now quite the sight
Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!







Waveform ... I come to bare witness to your theory, Santa does reside in Georgia, as these blond maple grips prove beyond a doubt for these were also from the Georgia Santa commonly known about as JPGLSG ...
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