I thought about that as well. Or dad and i thought maybe it was wrapped up in a rag that got wet somewhere along the way. I have a set of "pre distressed" grips coming. Lolpete44ru said:.
I've never seen another Ruger, with all the finish worn off, like yours.
Mayhaps somebody "antiqued" it ?
You could just buy any SBH grips, then similarly "distress" them to match the metal.