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    sweetheart grips?

    Our member TRUMAN has a pair of clear 1911 WWII "sweetheart grips" for sale here. I am curious as to what these are but didn't want to post a disallowed question over there. Can anyone shed some light on these? Truman?

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    grips

    G.I.'s would take a clear piece of plastic and add a picture of there sweetheart under it and make a set of grips..i have heard this called trench art before..

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    Supposidly the clear lexon material came from shot down and captured Nazi planes.

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    My biggest fear is when I die my wife will sell my guns for what I told her they cost.

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    I saw a pistol that came from a guy who was from Tennessee, had a picture of his sister in the grips.

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    Thanks Guys. I had never heard of them before. Another cool tidbit of WWII history learned. I especially like the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosedog View Post
    I saw a pistol that came from a guy who was from Tennessee, had a picture of his sister in the grips.
    I suppose if one goes far enough back into the mountains, the line between siblings and sweethearts becomes blurred. But I was delighted to see someone pointed out the old gun show story that such grips were made from plexiglass taken from NAZI planes...*laff*...although I'd bet more than a few of these grips were turned out by bored air corps ground crew with access to a supply of plexiglass.

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    In Desert Storm, we made jewelry out of dental wire and sea shells. Boredom will do that to you. Very cool example of "trench art"!
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