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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Could they be made from perspex from aircraft windshield?
    Sweetheart grips. My thoughts exactly.
    My 1911 has a new-made pair on them. My girlfriend dolled herself up, pinup style, so I could have a picture to put under them. She's a keeper (the 1911 and girlfriend).


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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    My 1911 has a new-made pair on them.
    Pics?
    Regards, Jim

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    Got a hell of a deal on the Colt. 1953 commercial production. It had a sight rail installed on the top which I removed. I filled the holes with some high quality screws, sanded flush, and cold-blued. They're hard for even me to find now. The front strap has been stippled which honestly has kind of grown on me.
    I'll pick up a military issue 1911 someday and sell this on down the road to offset the cost. But for now, it's a fine placeholder.


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    On active service - or rather, further back at the rear lines, the P&PR (the Press and Public Relations), KAPE photographers (Keep the Army in the Public Eye) photographers would take photographs of all and sundry and send a copy to the people at home. It was always a bit of a double edged sword because the blokes at the front were past caring, filthy dirty, and were reminded by the older blokes (they were usually 'old', being about 25 or so), that their parents really didn't want to see them like that and probably in danger so they just sat among themselves. At the back areas of Vung Tau, Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan etc the crunchies were a bit more accommodating - and cleaner - and less tired. Same in the 40's as it was in the 60's as it is today I expect

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcathey View Post
    But for now, it's a fine placeholder.
    I like newer models rather than the WW2 frames. Some of those are getting tired. Looks good.
    Regards, Jim

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    I was thinking the grips were more like pearl or ivory. They look white to me, not just clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    I was thinking the grips were more like pearl or ivory. They look white to me, not just clear.
    Iím thinking itís catching the light and showing up as white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejohn View Post
    Hopefully, the Luger doesn't have a round in the chamber.
    That was my first reaction to the photo

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    7,92mm cartridges, the short and long

    My photo shows a 7,92x33mm next to a 7,92x107mm Polish anti tank cartridge (which is a dummy) While the 7,92mm Kurz fired a 125 gr bullet at around 2250 fps the Polish 7,92mm fired a 225 gr bullet at 4180 fps


    Last year I saw some photos of the MP 43 or 44 being used in the middle east, one photo had a modern scope installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    Last year I saw some photos of the MP 43 or 44 being used in the middle east, one photo had a modern scope installed.
    Yup, saw those myself. Apparently some time back a huge number of STG or such came to light in Libya too. Maybe the same pics.
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