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I've had a number of guns pass through my collection and, by and large, there aren't many that I miss. Definitely, I wish I could have kept them all but sadly that simply wasn't feasible. However, I have found that one pistol in particular I have regretted selling, and that was a P.38. So, I'm looking to add one back to the collections. Unfortunately, there are some things I don't remember so I need your help. I have a copy of Still's Axis Pistols but I couldn't find anything in there specific to my question.

I have found a byf 43 pistol for sale for a reasonable price but I'm uncertain about the authenticity of the grip panels. The seller says they are wood. But they look to me like they are Bakelite or plastic. I can see why he might think they were wood though. The base color is brown, like the typical brown bakelite panels, but they have a lot of light colored flecks, like you see on particle board. Are these original panels?
 

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I have seen brown grips but I am not informed about the 1943s. Grips with flecks I've not seen. But in 1943 it wouldn't surprise me. I would say closely compare those with some authentic black ones and see how they compare.
Can you put pictures up for those with experience can take a look?
thanks
Jack
 

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and there were many types of grips, some were made from mixtures of weird stuff.

we'd really need pictures to help better - but grips vary in mottled look to solid...
 

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On first glance, they look right, but really need high detail look at the inside of both grips...

Marc
 

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As Marc stated, those grips from the one photo look correct to me. There is a very wide variation in color and composition on P-38s late in the war years.
 

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Like the other posters have said, they look OK based on the one small photo and appear to match the grips on my one P.38 (a byf 43.)
 

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Thank you, gentlemen. I thought they might be correct. Sorry I couldn't get a better picture. I haven't actually seen the pistol in person.
 
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