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I have a question regarding the finish on Luger grips.

I have the original grips off my Luger at this moment and a replacement pair that fits quite nicely.

The question has to do with the original finish on Luger grips. Was it glossy or flat ?

The original grips look somewhat glossy, but I think that's because of all the handling they got over the last 90+ years. The new grips are stained walnut, but are flat.

I was thinking about putting some Tru-Oil gun stock finish on it, but it will dry glossy. Here is a test I did on a cheap, broken aftermarket set. What do you guys think?
glossy grips.jpg
 

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Hi, the original grips got a coating of boiled linseed oil.
 

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Do not use the True-Oil. The grips should have a dark "flat" finish.
 

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Do not use the True-Oil. The grips should have a dark "flat" finish.
Actually, the color is darker, "richer", but it certainly isn't flat. It's quite glossy.

Take a look at the picture I posted. The grip on the right has a coat of Tru-Oil.
 

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Do we know what the factory process was for originally finishing the grips?

Did they do multiple coats of Boiled Linseed Oil?

Do we know what material was used to rub the oil into the grips?

Marc
 
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