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    Got a question for you HP guys out here. I picked up an Israeli trade in and it came with the black plastic grips from 1985. They feel really good in the hand overall, but the "finger guide" [?] annoys me. I picked up some nice checkered walnuts for it, but it felt blocky because they were slightly thicker. So, my question is, the flat, checkered plastic grips, do they feel more like the plastic 1985 grips in thickness?
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    I like the HPs Too. They are great pistols.
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    It is not original. From what I have read they are hard to come by. Thanks for your comments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconKC View Post
    Got a question for you HP guys out here. I picked up an Israeli trade in and it came with the black plastic grips from 1985. They feel really good in the hand overall, but the "finger guide" [?] annoys me. I picked up some nice checkered walnuts for it, but it felt blocky because they were slightly thicker. So, my question is, the flat, checkered plastic grips, do they feel more like the plastic 1985 grips in thickness?
    The OE wooden grip panels always seem to be a little thinner than the aftermarket ones.
    I have a set of aftermarket ones that are ever-so-slightly thicker, and it is noticeable in the hand, but not so much that they won't work for me.
    I don't have any of the flat checkered plastic ones, but it stands to reason that if they are OE factory grips, they would be dimensionally just like factory wood.
    I also do not really like the plastic ones that have the 'hump'.
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    Beautiful pre-war, english. Love the H.P. too. Have a 1938 Chinese contract and a 1940 Finnish contract with holster/stock.

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    I would love to find a Finnish contract someday and a stock. Keep me in mind some day.
    Thanks for showing,
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    Forum members, your comments are appreciated and welcomed!
    Thanks,
    Joe
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    Took me a good long while to find the Finnish with the stock. I got a Finnish marked magazine as well. Seemed even rarer than the pistol and stock.

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