What grips to get for my grandfather's 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by TheDreadnought, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought New Member

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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.
     
  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     

  3. trigger643

    trigger643 New Member

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

    TheDreadnought New Member

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    Thanks!

    I'll see if I can find some originals.
     
  5. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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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. :)
     
  6. CrazedJava

    CrazedJava New Member

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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)
     
  7. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I like Hogues.

    Low-cost, feel superb, look great.
     
  8. aturco

    aturco New Member

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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.
     
  9. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought New Member

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    Here's a pic of my grandfather's .45


    Here you go. The other side has the chipped grip.
     

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  10. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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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.
     
  11. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought New Member

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    Found some original Ithica grips that match the ones that were on there!

    Pulled the old ones off. I was worried the screws would be messed up because they probably haven't been taken out in 70 years. . . but they came right out, nice and smooth.
     
  12. Easy_CZ

    Easy_CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Cool. Need pics.


    Sent from my iPad using Firearms Talk
     
  13. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought New Member

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    Posted a pic. See the first page of the thread.
     
  14. sigman84

    sigman84 New Member

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    That is a nice piece!
     
  15. TheDreadnought

    TheDreadnought New Member

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    Got my replacement grips in! Original Ithaca factory grips.

    So the new pair had a discoloration on the left grip. They're 70 year old used grips, so you take what you get I guess.

    Fortunately, the right grip was the one that was cracked and the replacement right grip was perfect. So I just replaced that one and continued to use the original left grip. I would post a new picture, but it looks exactly the same as the old picture on page 1. . . LOL.
     
  16. sigman84

    sigman84 New Member

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    No pics no dice! Lol.