I only have two posts. Guess I cannot send PM until I have 5 posts. Thank you very much for your response. I was starting to think that I wasn't going to get any.Thanks for posting those photos. I have collected a few dozen sweetheart trench knives from the WW2 era, this is the first time I have seen "sweetheart" gun grips. Theater-made usually from downed aircraft parts. These are to be treasured. Regarding price, man, that's a questions for the Big Militaria cats who trade in gun stuff. If you send me a PM I can give you a few names. Nice piece and find, sir!
Thank you for your reply. Any idea where I could find a value for these grips?I really enjoy seeing these...it is interesting how some Soldiers would elect to personalize their Side Arm in this way.
One sometimes sees German versions of these also of course.
I have not seen any Japanese versions of these from WWII, but I am sure the also exist.
I was lucky to stumble on a pair for the S & W m1917 Revolver, which someone had presumably carried and been issued in WWII.
There should be some out there from WWII re-issue Colt m1917s, also.
I have been wanting to make some of my own, but have not gotten the Plexiglass/Lucite/Perspex to do so yet.
Thank you for the response. Any idea where I could find a value?It mostly started in the forties when troops in the military fashioned pieces of clear plastic into stocks. They would use these to cover photos of their 'sweethearts' back home to remind them of who they were fighting for. Many times they found their way onto Colt Government .45's and other weapons.
Great finds guys!
These don't come around often and probably would fall under the folk art/military collectibles category, so there's not much to go on. They are highly personalized items so I would believe as a fair market item they would sell at whatever the buyer is willing to pay in the given venue. Try looking on GB or some other auction site, and especially check past sales.Thank you for the response. Any idea where I could find a value?