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Old 07-11-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default What grips to get for my grandfather's 1911?

So I'm fortunate enough to have my grandfather's 1911 that he carried during the war.

All original parts, fewer than 1,000 rounds fired I've been told.

Unfortunately, one of the grips is now missing a piece. So I'll need to replace the grips. I'll keep the originals around still though.

What grips would you put on this 72 year old piece of family history? Links would be helpful.



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So I'm fortunate enough to have my grandfather's 1911 that he carried during the war.

All original parts, fewer than 1,000 rounds fired I've been told.

Unfortunately, one of the grips is now missing a piece. So I'll need to replace the grips. I'll keep the originals around still though.

What grips would you put on this 72 year old piece of family history? Links would be helpful.
most any grips for a 1911 will work just fine, but personally, i would look for some OEM replacements that look like the originals. i would want to keep that pistol looking as close to original as posssible if it were me.

Google 1911 grips, as there are those who make reproduction grips for the older 1911 pistols. off hand i can't recall who does, but i have seen them before.


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Look on Ebay. Original WW2 USGI grips are plentiful and inexpensive.

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Thanks!

I'll see if I can find some originals.

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I am a bit younger. Stag grips. Expensive stag grips.
Check out Eagle Grips. They have all kinds. I think you can get them with Colt logo. If you want to go cheap on Gramp's 1911, they have those too.

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You have to quit posting these threads about your grandfather's weapon without posting pics!

I would settle for a crappy camera phone pic, I just want to see this WW2 relic! (Grandpa served in 4th Armored)

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I like Hogues.

Low-cost, feel superb, look great.

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You'd be surprised how good plain old time wood period grips feel and look on a 1911, especially a bonafied treasure as you have now from your grandfather. Tons on ebay or just google.

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I would settle for a crappy camera phone pic, I just want to see this WW2 relic! (Grandpa served in 4th Armored)

Here you go. The other side has the chipped grip.
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Lots of grips with the logo of the branch of service he served in. Though for that gun I would go original most likely.



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