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Thread: 1916 & 1917 Navy Luger's

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    "In The List, does a NO under grips indicate non-matching or unnumbered? Is it possible that some of the NOs have one or more original but nonmatching grips?"

    Hi Mike,
    If a gun is reported with numbered but non-matching grips, I leave that column blank since there is no way of knowing if the original grips were numbered or un-numbered.
    A note on the poll:
    The percentage of guns listed with un-numbered grips is almost certainly low. Much of my information is gleaned from auction catalogs and dealer's lists, when a listed gun has un-numbered grips these sellers are silent, when it has matching numbered grips they shout it from the rooftops.
    Best regards, Norm

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    Norm:
    Is there a significance to a distinct letter mark on the inside of the grip?

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    Hi John,
    Letters and symbols on the inside of the grips and the interior of the guns are known as "worker's marks", meaning that they were applied by factory workers, not military inspectors. Their exact significance is unknown.
    Regards, Norm

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    My Navy Luger's cleaned up.

    1917 and 1916.

    Regards,

    George
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    Nice looking pair of guns George, thanks for showing.
    Norm

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    Norme

    Many thanks for your kind words. I pinch myself as I am still in shock that these two Navy Luger's fell in my lap and at a good price.

    Regards,

    George
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    I am looking to purchase Navy holster & stock board from CMR International for my 1916 & 1917 Navies and pick up next week.

    I tend to favor the browm but only the black type 1 holster I assume would be correct for these Navies?

    Would be nice if the made the type two with buckle.

    Comments appreciated.

    Regards,

    George

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    George,
    my mind may be playing tricks again, but I'm pretty sure I saw type 2 reproduction holsters online. Maybe ebay, I even started to buy one, but then decide I probably would not "use" it anyway!

    Not being a holster guru, I'll go out on a limb and say I'm pretty sure I've seen pictures of originals in both brown and black.
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    Don

    The ones that CMR has are the type 1 only and these I believe should be black when issued back 100 years ago. The brown ones were I believe type 2 with buckle closure.

    I have two repos type 1 one black and one brown.

    I did buy a type 2 closure Navy holster and returned them all because they were junk!

    Regards,

    George

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I am looking to purchase Navy holster & stock board from CMR International for my 1916 & 1917 Navies and pick up next week.

    I tend to favor the browm but only the black type 1 holster I assume would be correct for these Navies?

    Would be nice if the made the type two with buckle.

    Comments appreciated.

    Regards,

    George
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