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    A bit of explanation. Archived Message

    Posted by Bill Miller on March 29, 2015, 11:06 am, in reply to "Ivory beads?"

    I'm looking to buy a pre 1913 Pigeon. It has a brass front bead (a replacement, I believe)and a mid bead that appears to be ivory. Because of the Ivory Import Ban, the dealer has put it, and all other guns with any ivory on hold until they develop a policy on ivory sales.
    They will sell the gun now with the ivory removed, but I'm waiting to see their Policy as I would like to keep it as original as possible. I may wind up buying it sans midbead if that is the only option.
    Those of you that have guns with any ivory, even as small as a midbead, that you may someday wish to sell, may want to research this issue as I believe it is a coming problem!!

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