NUTMEG SPORTS, LLC

OFFERING THE FINEST HANDCRAFTED GRIPS,

CUSTOM SERVICES,

AND ENGRAVED COLT FIREARMS AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!

 

TESTIMONIALS

I resigned my position with Colt's Manufacturing in 1993 and opened the doors of Nutmeg Sports.  Since then I have never looked back and the business has prospered.  My family and I continue to offer what we feel are the finest custom services available for the Colt SAA anywhere today.  We constantly receive feedback from clients telling us how happy they are.  Sometimes I show those letters and emails to my Wife, Daughter, Son-in-Law or close friends.  Their response is always the same.  They keep telling me to create a page with testimonials from clients.  So....here it is. They are all real...and unedited.  I have only eliminated last names.  I am also not posting any celebrity names and feedback although we performed a lot of custom work for rock stars, movie and television personalities, and politicians.  Most of these clients are closet collectors and like to remain that way.

 

Dear Jim,

I picked up the new engraved .45 Colt Single Action yesterday, and I have to say that I was more than pleasantly surprised……………I was astounded!  The thing is absolutely beautiful!

 

What’s truly special is that it looks exactly as I had hoped. 

 

I’ll admit to a bit of apprehension. In any project as involved as this, there is always a significant chance for a misunderstanding or an error in interpreting my stated wishes for the final product.  The fact that the gun is precisely what I’d hoped for is a testament to your willingness and your understanding in listening to what I was trying to accomplish.  My concern was that we had left something out or that I had inadequately described what I was looking for. Well, you nailed it, my friend.  You proved that all of our correspondence, conversations and planning was well worth the effort.  While the engraving might incorporate some of my ideas, it was your ability to understand and interpret what I was trying to describe that made it happen.  I truly thank you for that. The whole project was a great experience.

 

Once again…thank you and I look forward to our next opportunity to again create something very, very special.

 

 

All the best,

Peter

 

Jim,

The weapon is beautiful.  Fine attention to detail and just what I wanted.  I am still in shock as to the fine quality that you had done.  I am greatly appreciative and hope I can do some more business with you in the future.  Please feel free to use me as a reference if you desire. 

Zieb
 
Bluegrass Rules

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Jim, 
 
Just received my pair of Colt SAA's from UPS. Very nice indeed !! Actions work very smoothly and I am real happy with the ivory grips...VERY nice work ! Also, based on the general "norm", turnaround time in completing was great (15 days...door-to-door...OUTSTANDING). I'll definitely spread the word. Thanks again...I appreciate it. I'll be back. 
 
Regards, 
Gene

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Hi Jim,

Colt arrived on schedule and I think it looks great.  Fit and finish couldn't be better!

I have told my local gun shop about your site and will take the piece in to show him.

Chalk up another satisfied customer!

Thanks,

jp

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Jim, just a brief note to tell you the Turnbull/USFA arrived back home late last week. Very pleased with the one piece ivories. The fit and color could not be better. Thank you.
 
John
Richmond, VA

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Hi Jim,

I got down to Walker 47 today to start the DROS on my brace of Colts.  I was absolutely stunned in amazement at the outstanding job that you did on the grips.  And you found me some bark ivory, I'm so happy that I'm at a loss for words.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU MY FRIEND!!!
 
You can be assured that I will promote your business every chance I get.
 
All the very best, your very happy Patron,
Kevin

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Jim, I received my New Frontier that you worked on for me.  It is absolutely beautiful!  The action job is fantastic.  The forcing cone is perfect.  The ivories are stunning.  This Colt is quite simply a dream come true for me.  Thank you for your artistry and very quick turnaround!  I'll be sending you something else some day for certain.

Thanks again.

Cyrus

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Hi Jim, 

Now that I have had a few days to really absorb Sears ’08 I just want to tell you again how extremely pleased I am with it.  Please thank your entire team for me for the wonderful engraving, carving, finishing, fitting, and woodworking.  I truly believe ANY Colt collector would love to own this gun.  I know that I do.

Terry

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Jim,
 
The gun and stocks arrived today. Thank you so much. The ivory is gorgeous and I could not be happier with the color! Thanks again. I will recommend you to all I find are looking for ivory.
 
Regards,
 
Josh

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Oh good Lord, Jim ~ they're wonderful!  I'm so glad you persuaded me to keep to the rose theme.

What a difference the ivories make to these two guns ~ absolutely unbelievably magnificent.

Thanks so very much for this job.  I am ~ as you might tell ~ ecstatic.

I shall post pictures on ColtForum.com tomorrow (always assuming I can do both the guns and the grips justice) with my highest recommendation for your work.

Hopefully I shall be able to send more work your way, especially if you can turn your skills to grips for the M.1889 New Navy/New Army series of Colts.  These grips are the same profile as these Pythons and are probably much the same size.

Again, thanks a million for the great job.

Very best regards,

Richard

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Hi Jim,
I shot a clean match with the 7 1/2 you did the action on, very nice to shoot with, too bad the rifle wasn't clean too!!
Many Thanks,

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Jim, 
 
WOW...just received my engraved Single Action Army with ivory grips and it looks even better than the pictures on your website. The engraving is outstanding and the ivory grips are absolutely beautiful...I've seen more than a few ivory grips in my day and these are as "good as it gets" in my opinion and I am in "awe" of the detail and quality of the engraving. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased and will be very proud to own and display this most fantastic handgun and pass it on to my son in the future. In closing, I agree with your statment regarding your most reasonable pricing and would challenge anybody to find a gun of this overall quality at anywhere near your prices. Again, many thanks and I'll be back !! 
 
Regards, 
Gene

 
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Jim,

Thank you!  Received the ivory grips today and needless to say I am incredibly
pleased.  Everything about them is perfect!  The fit is even better than the
English walnut grips that Ted fitted at that time of the build.  The service,
quality, turnaround time, everything really, about the transaction exceeded
expectations.  Thank you for putting the finishing touches on the signature
piece in my collection.  You have earned another loyal customer and I will be
recommending your services every opportunity I have to do so.  Thank you again.

Best regards,

Justin

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Jim, 
 
Just received the custom display case for the engraved Colt SAA recently purchased from you. As I've come to expect from Nutmeg Sports, the case is of very high quality and competitively priced. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. The case is beautiful and my Colt looks fantastic in it ! Once again, a big THANKS. 
 
Regards, 
Gene  
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Jim, 

Just returned from “Bike Week” in Laconia, NH and got the grips/medallions.  They’re perfect!  Many thanks. 

Regards,

Ron

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Hi Jim,
 
The gun arrived safe and sound.  I love the grips.  The cards are probably 40% 
larger than the ones that Dennis did on my Purdue pair, and both the cards and 
steer head have much more depth.  I think they go perfect with the way this gun 
was engraved.  What an improvement from those poorly fitting pearl grips that 
were on it before. Your action job on an early 2nd generation gun..... all I can 
say is "wow", it makes me want to shoot it.  
 
Terry
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Hi Jim
 
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know I was just able to pick up my grips a couple of days ago and fit them to my gun.  Its like a completely different gun, it totally changes the look and feel of the gun. 
I have to say I could not be more pleased and you were absolutely right, the silver medallions in the grips are strikingly awesome.  Not to mention the carving on the grips is absolutely beautiful, it is mesmerizing when you look at them.
Its very rare these days to be able to find a business that provides a service and a product that is reminiscent of the quality and workmanship that would have been the standard when Sam Colt was in his heyday.
 
Thanks so much for doing such a fine job, I will make sure that anyone who see's them will know exactly where and who I purchased them from.
Feel free to use this on your testimonial page if you like.
 
Thanks again Jim
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Jim,
 
I picked up the grips this afternoon.  Thank you for the speedy turn-around.  Wow.  The pattern on the ivory layers looks a lot like a pair I have on my FA 454 Casull.  Much different than the tight grain on my 1st 1911 grips from you.  If these age in any way similar to my 454, they are going to be stunning. I am guessing if you had 10 sets laid out, and said pick one, these would be my choice.
 
Thank you again, for the service and quality.  Now to decide if these are going to need a new gun.  I don't have the money, but these grips are that nice.
 
Craig

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Dear Jim,
 
The consecutive pair of Colt SAA's you engraved and gripped for me are stunners!  I have some 30 years experience handling embellished Colts and these are fantastic.  The engraving is distiguished by its style and is every bit the quality of the great 19th century masters. The elephant ivory grips are gorgeous and the carving you did adds an element of elegance that places these guns above and beyond.  There are not words enough to express how pleased I am.  Now I just have to figure out the next project I want to send to you!
 
South Texas Lawman,
 
(Capt. R. E. Ballenger)
 
You may use this in your testimonial section.

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Hi Jim,
 
 I received the grips today....WOW!!  Very well pleased they look Great on my Colt ACE.  Once again thank you for your outstanding customer service, I will leave glowing feedback for you with ebay. I have now purchased grips directly through your business site and through eBay. Both transactions have been wonderful!! Look forward to more business in the future.

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Jim ,  am very happy with the ivory grips . They are ,of course, the most beautiful I've ever seen...and I have seen lots of them.So until I send you another one,
thank you very much for the finest ivory and the finest workmanship . I will tell others  Johny

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I can't remember if I thanked you or not. I received the ivory grips for my Les Baer 1911 a couple of weeks ago. They are everything I expected. The color and grain are perfect, as well as the fit and finish. Thanks again for a great product and service.

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Hi Jim, 

Got the D’Angelo Colt a little while ago.  Without question the nicest nickel engraved piece I have ever had. I’m sure glad I jumped on it immediately.

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Jim,
 
Just wanted to drop you a note and say that I received the 1911 ivory grips you did for me and they take my breath away.  I felt like a kid at Christmas again when I opened the package.  I have been blessed with four daughters who all enjoy the outdoors and shooting with their father.  When I put the grips onto my engraved Colt 1911 the fighting began right away.  They all want to have it  they get their pistol permits! 
 
I wanted to say thank you very much for helping create a family heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come.
 
With much thanks

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Hi Jim, 
I got my grips today and they are just beauty beyond perfection. The grips instantly took my gun to the next level. Thanks again for your hard work 
and it was a pleasure doing business with you. 
 
God bless and take care,

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Jim,
 
 Received my Colt with the new ivory grips yesterday. Have to say, what a great job you did and how fast the turn-a-round time was. This is the second Colt Pistol you've made and installed ivory grips on for me. Both jobs were well done and fast but I'll have to say that, I think the ivory grips on this blued and casehardened gun really make a big difference. A job well done and I can not say enough, how happy I am with your service.

 

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Jim,

Just received my grips!  They look fantastic! The interpretation of the eagle
design I sent you exceeded my expectations, and the quality is phenomenal!

Look forward to doing more business with you.

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Jim,

 

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the work that you have done for me.  You came highly recommended and I have been very pleased with everything.  You took the time to answer all of my questions, helped to educate me about all of my options, and were great about getting back in touch with me.

 

The color, fit, and finish of the ivory grips on the pair of the Colt SAA revolvers is perfect.  I couldn’t imagine anything more beautiful to complement these guns.  When I first felt the stock trigger pull on these Colts out of the box, I couldn’t believe the amount of creep.  Your trigger work is EXACTLY what I wanted and I appreciate that fact that you can do this with all Colt parts and without modifications to the gun that would decrease the value.

 

The combination of the grips and action work is a fantastic value, especially when you consider the cost of shipping as you have mentioned.  This is my first pair of Colts, but it won’t be my last and all of mine will be headed to you for your excellent service.  Thanks again for everything!

 

Best Regards,

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Dear Jim,
 
I want to let you know I have received my "baby."  The engraving is absolutely gorgeous.  The detail is amazing considering this is not a flat surface, but one with curves and bends.  It cannot be easy to engrave such a piece.  The workmanship leaves me speechless.  I feel very fortunate to have this Colt in my beginner's collection.  Please send my sincere appreciation to Mr. Lombardy for his artistry.
 
The grips are the jewelry to this Colt.  The color and grain of the ivory is exquisite.   The grips are perfectly fitted and silky smooth.  Perfection.
 
Thank you so much for "parting" with this custom Colt.  I am grateful for the opportunity to own such a piece.  It will be well taken care of.
 
Best regards,

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Got the grips last night.  WOW!!!  I’m very pleased!!!  I’ll post positive feedback for you on GunBroker tonight.

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Dear Jim,
 
I wanted to take a moment and send you a note of heartfelt thanks.  You made a set of hand carved ivory grips for a S&W 36 that was a tribute piece I was building in memory of my godfathers passing.  Having your artwork on the gun truly makes a fantastic statement and added a touch of class that sets the piece apart. 
 
This is my third set of grips you have made for me and I must say, the craftsmanship continues to amaze and astound all who have seen them. So from the bottom of my heart I say to you and your staff, thank you for a magnificent job!!
 
Sincerely,

Buffalo, NY

 

Hi Jim,
I received my grips yesterday and they are BEAUTIFUL.  The scrimshaw is perfect and the ivory is some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I have a pristine pre 70 Colt they will go on and if I can get a decent photo (questionable at best) I will send you a copy. Thanks for the great work!
Pat

Jim,

 

Words cannot express the excitement experienced today in receiving my engraved Colt SAA back from Nutmeg.  I patiently waited with baited breath on the ride home to open the box.  The anticipation was hard to contain as I unpacked my Colt, and as I opened the shinny blue box I was left speechless.  The finished piece far exceeded expectations!  I know your attention to detail would produce a magnificent product, but words cannot describe the sheer beauty of this engraving masterpiece.  It was certainly what I expected from Nutmeg and oh so much more.  Jerry Harper's work is impeccable, the detailing of his scroll work is second to none and the masterfully cut and fitted African ivory one-piece grips add that finishing touch to the heirloom revolver that I have always wanted.  The finished piece is a thing of beauty that I will cherish forever.

 

I will surely utilize Nutmeg for future projects and would recommend your services to anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship from extraordinary tradesmen, delivered in a timely fashion, at a competitive price.

 

Another satisfied customer,

 

Jimmy

To all at Nutmeg, I just wanted to drop a line to you about how happy I am with these grips but I just don't have the words to express how. They are just what I wanted! Thank you so much. Jim Fairchild

Better then I every imagined it could be... The before and after are a impressive.

 

Hey Jim, WOW the gun is absolutely beautiful. The ivory grips are perfect and the action job is as smooth as butter. After seeing the gun, I decided to put it away as part of my collection and this evening pulled it out again and decided I am going to enjoy this gun, so I am going to the range with it next weekend.

Thanks again for a job well done.

Hi Jim,

I had to drop you a note right away, I couldn't believe it,
but I received the Ivory grips today, that I had ordered
from you last Saturday! What fast service.

They are just awesome looking...even better than I could imagine.

I'm attaching a couple of pics of the grips mounted on my
Colt 38 super in bright polished stainless.
Excuse the not so great photography (It's tough to shoot the polished stainless).

Thanks for the great work, and the super customer service,

Jim, the Colts are just magnificent. I couldn't be more pleased. Each time I pick them up I see something else to admire or that catches my interest. The C++ coverage is for all practical purposes, full coverage. I can't really imagine doing anything else to them in the way of engraving. And the ivory grips are just perfect! As far as I can see a complete match in color and grain, side to side, and gun to gun. I don't know how you did it, but thank you! And you must have cut them a little thicker, because they fit my hand better than any SAA grip I've used. They have become the "crown jewels" of my gun collection and my family and I expect to enjoy them for many years to come.
Best wishes and thank you again. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Sincerely,

Jim; My revolver came back today, the ivory grips themselves are fit perfectly and the carvings really have to be seen to be appreciated. The buffalo bull's head on the left grip is very nice. I thought the herd of nine buffalo on the right grip might be so much that they would seem to blend together and be difficult to see individually. They don't. Each figure stands out on it's own and can be seen clearly. I looked it over with a jeweler's loupe. Beautiful workmanship. I'll be passing this revolver to my son and then I hope on to my grandson. Thank you

I received my grips today and can't tell you how pleased I was with your work ! "GREAT" !!! Your grips are just like Colt made them years ago and the way I like them ! I thank you greatly and wish you all the very best .
I will be contacting you again in the near future
 

I picked up the SAA. I love love love it. I was the hit at the gun shop. The employees said it was one of the nicest SAA they had seen
Thanks Jim for a job well done.
Use me as a refferance any time.

Hi Jim:

I received my case yesterday and it was beautiful. Action job on my colt was great, have been doing a lot of shooting with it.
Thanks for everything.
Bill

Jim,

I received my Colt yesterday and I personally wanted to thank you for the quality and excellent craftsman ship of work with the ivory grips for the revolver. This is the third Colt that I have sent to you for fitting with ivories. I have the Colt's displayed in my study and my friends comment about how outstanding they look with the ivory grips! My best to you and the continued success of your business. Thanks.

Regards,

Just received the gun and new grips. Absolutely stunning! Perfect color match to what I was looking for, and the fit and craftsmanship are beyond amazing. Many thanks,

Greg

Good morning Jim,

I received my gun yesterday and the ivory grips are absolutely beautiful! You have helped transform what was already a classic piece of American history into a stunning heirloom that will be appreciated and enjoyed in my family for generations to come. Thank you for your assistance and guidance in putting this project together. I couldn’t be more pleased and will gladly recommend Nutmeg Sports to anyone looking for similar services.

Hello Jim,
I just wanted to let you know I received the above grips Thur. 06-21-12. I was very surprised due to the fact I placed the order Mon. 06-18-12 and you said they would be made that week. You have always given prompt service but this was much faster than I expected. I have four sets of your Ivory 1911 grips and now this set of Giraffe Bone. I have 3 or 4 more 1911's I want to put Slimline grips on. My problem now becomes do I want Ivory or Giraffe Bone.
As always it is a pleasure doing business with you. Take care and may God bless all of you at Nutmeg Sports.

Jim,
Hope you are having (had) a great vacation. Received my gun yesterday and am very happy with the results. The action is smooth and it really tightened up the cylinder. Also, I really like what you did with the ivory grain of the grip of the birdshead. I will definitely be giving you more work in the Fall. I've included a photo of this gun in its new home, an El Paso Saddlery "John Wesley Hardin" shoulder holster. They really do some beautiful hand tooled leatherwork. I'll be in touch, Jonathan.
 

Jim,
I received the grips yesterday. I couldn't be happier with your work. And thanks so much for getting them to me before my brother's wedding. My brother is going to love them. Well done.
Best regards,
Andy

My two New Frontier Colts just arrived and I am very happy with the Ivory Checkered grips
that you made for them. I bought these two Colts in 1980 when California was trying to
outlaw pistols and had never turned or fired them. I just retired and my wife had the grips and
an action job with the forcing cones re-cut for my retirement present. I finally turned them today
and your work has made them as smooth as glass, I am sure they are much improved over what
they were. I sent them to you on a Tuesday and they were returned to me on Friday, 17 days later.
I could not be happier with your work, and enjoyed chatting with you on the phone.. Thanks.

 




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