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Put this question in the stupid collectors corner, I see alot of the weapons shown in these forums the proof's and toggle name of manifacture and in white howes this done?and the second question,In my 50 years of collecting lugers I've never seen one with plastic grips are these issue or aftermarket replacement?

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Ronald, the "whiting" is added to show up the markings. You can buy specific marking pencils from Brownells, others use "white out", chalk, etc. I have stuck with the actual markers, as chalk can be abrasive and the sticks are not very expensive and last for a long time. They are marked Lacquer-Stik on the one in my desk drawer.

Plastic grips on Lugers were from WW2 era and post WW2 guns. Others can give you more exact information.

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Ron, I currently have in my collection two Portugese model 943,s one with the wood grips and the other with a later serial # has the black plastic grips, there is also the Bakelite grips found on BYF coded lugers and is sometimes mistaken for plastic, however bakelite does not melt.As well you will find brown plastic grips although not that common. The true blue |black widows| have the black bakelite grips, this term is slang for the all black byf 41 and 42 coded lugers. As to the post war lugers with plastic grips I have little knowledge in this area, however I do know that plastic after market grips are available. Hope information helps.
 

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Hi Folks
I have another small question,I went to the gun show in charlotte n.c. last weekend to show a nice young man from F.G.S. inc. my simson luger that has a serial # 1897-B he was nice enough to examine the weapon and the other proofs and said he's never seen one like it?And another expert say's it doesn't exist. I'm ready to throw it in the trash,but i am makeing pictures,and I expect them to be called fake!

thanks for letting me vent
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Ron, you or anyone else, can always send me your "fakes", as I can use the parts, shoot the hell out of them or end up with something very interesting! Those trash lugers can find a home here, ;)

Also, I can help you post pictures if you'd like,

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