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Unread 10-25-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
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Question Best repro GRIPS?

Just got my first Luger.

A 1936 s/42 in very good shape. I want to preserve the original grips. Therefore, I will be purchasing a set of replacement grips that are as close to the originals as possible (i.e. walnut, checking). I would like to get a pair either made in USA or Germany, not the cheap Asian knock offs seen on eBay.

So, finally my question...

Who makes the best repro grips?

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Unread 10-26-2015, 04:58 AM   #2
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It depends on how much you want to spend, although cheap grips hardly fit properly in any case some filing is probably needed.
In case your new Luger has got an original mag, I wouldn't use it, and would replace it with a modern MecGar one.

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Default Replacement Grips

Hi,

I purchased a pair of rosewood grips on eBay from Thailand. There are several dealers active on eBay. Shipped they were around $40.
They needed very little fitting.

I had previously purchase from Sarco and they were quite thick and difficult to fit. They were about $25 shipped.



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Unread 10-26-2015, 05:36 PM   #4
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I ordered two Mec-gar mags to use; therefore I can preserve the original.

I am willing to spend more for GOOD US or German grips.

So far the following grips are in the forefront...



http://vintagegungrips.net/lupo8enwapig.html

They seem to have all the correct channels and raised areas on the back of the grips.

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Unread 10-26-2015, 06:14 PM   #5
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Let us know which grips that you decide to try, and how they work out for you. I am always looking for good quality aftermarket grips. I have not been impressed with Triple Ks mags, but perhaps their grips are better.
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Unread 10-27-2015, 12:18 AM   #6
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http://www.nill-griffe.com/Products/...istols_75.html

Not Cheap but the best aftermarket wood grips. Last time I looked they offered both smooth and checkered types.

Or contact "Hugh" Clark... who has been the best source on the forum for many years. I am pretty sure that member Ithacaartist is also making grips these days.
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I am pretty sure that member Ithacaartist is also making grips these days.
... ??? ...Really??? I missed that...

LugerForum member Jim Solomon is also following in Hugh Clark's footsteps [woodchips?] and may be of some help in obtaining (and even 'fixing') good quality grips.
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So right... I forgot to add Jim Solomon to my list... definitely quality work. and highly recommended as well.
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I can certainly recommend Jim Solomon and his grips!
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... ??? ...Really??? I missed that...
You didn't miss anything, Rich. The extent of my capabilities is to completely re-do that pattern on smooth or sanded-down grips. My quantum leap will have happened when I'm able to come up with blanks that are properly routed out in the back.

I may be further involved with another couple of culprits here, in simply patterning blank grips, but I have not heard lately when the grip tree will give us some fruit.

One other drawback is that I'm still fairly slow at it. One day, I hope to be able to find and afford an electric checkering setup. But I'm not holding my breath, they're no longer made, and I have yet to see one turn up anywhere. I'm convinced it's the kind of thing that becomes available only by mortal attrition. But it would be great at hastening the grunt work of the art/craft.

Unfortunately, I have more projects in mind than I have resources to address, or time to do myself. And I'm always able to distract myself by pursuing yet another gun. Nowadays, that would be a Llama III, of the latter half of the 40's vintage.
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I have 2 pair of Nills grips that I never used other then trying them on my pistols. These are from a group buy on the forum a few years ago purchased smooth and then checkered by Hugh to 21 or 22 LPI , whichever is the original Luger specs. Drop me a line if you would care to make me an offer.
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Default P08 Luger 9mm Parabellum Grips

We have excellent beautifully worked German Made Luger grips identical to the originals in fitting and design. $98.00 + H&S. CMR Firearms. Please see our website for further details.
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We have excellent beautifully worked German Made Luger grips identical to the originals in fitting and design. THAT I would have to see to believe.
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Simpson Ltd. sells reproduction grips for $100. I purchased a pair and was highly impressed at the fit, material and workmanship. The checkering appears exactly the same as the originals. My overall reaction was that they exact, high-quality reproductions.

I also purchased a pair of the $45 Luger grips from Numeric and while they are not bad, they are far inferior to the ones from Simpson.
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My overall reaction was that they exact, high-quality reproductions. Greg, How good is the fit around the safety lever?
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Default Sarco/Numrich Repros

I have a set of repros from both Sarco and Numrich. They are several years old and may no longer be representative but I thought I would include them for discussion.

The lighter set is from Numrich and the checkering is finer than my OEM 9mm S/42 grips. The darker is from Sarco and is coarser than the S/42 grips. The Numrich measure .298" thick, the Sarco are .334". Both measurements taken in the middle excepting the locating ribs.

The Numrich is pleasant to hold and shoot. The Sarco are much thicker and the coarse checkering is almost painful. But the Sarco look much better in display.

I don't recall if either required much fitting. One annoying point on both of these is the forward top projection on the left grip - the point. It does not fully fill the cavity of the pistol above the mag button. I have noticed this on Thai and India repros as well.
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My overall reaction was that they exact, high-quality reproductions. Greg, How good is the fit around the safety lever?
Sorry just now checking back on the thread. Fit around the safety lever was fine, no modifications needed (when fitted to a 1936). As I recall, overall about 5 minutes with a file and sandpaper was required to fit both grips to the pistol.
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How is this company for grips. They are located about 45 miles from me and the pictures on the site look nice.

http://www.altamontco.com/experiment.../pistol/luger/

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How is this company for grips. They are located about 45 miles from me and the pictures on the site look nice.

http://www.altamontco.com/experiment.../pistol/luger/

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Why not try a pair of the $34 Walnut grips & report back???
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