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It is my understanding that somewhere after 1908 DWM switched from fine-line checkered grips to coarser checkering.

Can anyone tell me when this transition took place, if at all?

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The old checkering is to find on 1900 Swiss Lugers and and other Lugers to about 1903. Swiss Luger 1900 SN 1166:


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The new checkering is to find on most of all other Lugers. Note the angle is turned! Navy 1917 SN 1588.


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The old checkering is to find on 1900 Swiss Lugers and and other Lugers to about 1903. Swiss Luger 1900 SN 1166:


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The new checkering is to find on most of all other Lugers. Note the angle is turned! Navy 1917 SN 1588.


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Jan -

Thank you for the pictures and information. Can you tell me if the bottom picture is that of a 1916-1917 Navy Luger?

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Jan -

Thank you for the pictures and information. Can you tell me if the bottom picture is that of a 1916-1917 Navy Luger?

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Duuuuhhhhh ----

Some of us only look at the pictures ! ! !

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Duuuuhhhhh ----

Some of us only look at the pictures ! ! !

Thanks, Bill.

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Maybe I am missing something here, the top pattern seems restricted to a very few early Lugers. Almost all of he 1900/1902 Lugers shown in Kenyon are of the second type, except the 1899/1900 Swiss test shown on page 51.
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Maybe I am missing something here, the top pattern seems restricted to a very few early Lugers. Almost all of he 1900/1902 Lugers shown in Kenyon are of the second type, except the 1899/1900 Swiss test shown on page 51.
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quote:Originally posted by Jan C Still

Jan (H)
Maybe I am missing something here, the top pattern seems restricted to a very few early Lugers. Almost all of he 1900/1902 Lugers shown in Kenyon are of the second type, except the 1899/1900 Swiss test shown on page 51.
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Model 1900 American Eagle test has a top pattern grips (SN range 6100-7100)too.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Jan C Still

Jan (H)
Maybe I am missing something here, the top pattern seems restricted to a very few early Lugers. Almost all of he 1900/1902 Lugers shown in Kenyon are of the second type, except the 1899/1900 Swiss test shown on page 51.
Jan (S)
Model 1900 American Eagle test has a top pattern grips (SN range 6100-7100)too.
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
I am confused at this point . . . . not uncommon for me. I was almost sure that the 1908 DWM first issue had the fine checkered grips. Can someone confirm or refute that?

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I am confused at this point . . . . not uncommon for me. I was almost sure that the 1908 DWM first issue had the fine checkered grips. Can someone confirm or refute that?

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The 1908 DWM Military has fine checkered grips as do all (almost all)previous Lugers. Jan is talking about the angle of checkering to the grip. As I recall, the fine checkering runs up past 1914.
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The 1908 DWM Military has fine checkered grips as do all (almost all)previous Lugers. Jan is talking about the angle of checkering to the grip. As I recall, the fine checkering runs up past 1914.
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Thanks, Jan.

I have found the coarser checkering on matching grips for a 1917 DWM standard 4" model and identical checkering on my 1917 Navy Luger. I was hoping that someone could cite a reference for the transition period.

Luke
 
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