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There was to the best of my memory a poster who advertised custom ivory/brass front sights. I searched but could not locate contact info. Anyone know who.

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I remember that as well. I think that was in the pre-ban period. I think selling anything made of ivory has become much more difficult since the ban. I'm glad I have a stash of small pieces I bought for personal projects when it was still possible.

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All ivory was not banned. You can still buy, sell and trade other types of ivory other than elephant. A few states have banned some of the other types, too, such as mammoth.

https://www.boonetrading.com/collections/mammoth-ivory-bone

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Mamoth Ivory is fossilized, I have not worked any but would think it is much harder than Elephant Ivory, the color is darker as well.

Has anyone worked with Mamoth ivory?


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It is said, sometimes, to be fossilized, but it's really not, according to the Boone Trading Company website. There's a good explanation of that under their heading "Working With Ivory".

There is also walrus and narwhal ivory. Plus, there's always "Georgia Ivory" .......... wild boar tusk. wink

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Hippo and Wharthog as well.


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As I recall, Dale Edmonds of Kansas City was making them.


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I believe Chris Dawe, a gunsmith in Newfoundland and a member here, has and occasionally uses mammoth ivory.


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I have used mammoth tusk, it is like being at the dentist years ago.
Just a tooth frozen in ground for a long time
Hacksaw, file work easily, smell is unpleasant.

Keep the mammoth sedated.......


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Someone on here several years go put up an ad for several old ivory bead sights for sale. I p.m.'ed him immediately and he said he would contact me as soon as he found them. Never heard anything else about them.

I saw a combination brass/ivory bead front sight for sale not so long ago, but can't remember if it was a reproduction with "artificial ivory" or the real thing.


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