Anyone know the marking on this or what it means? Looks like it was a service pistol at one time in history for some Asian nation.
More like stone is exactly it - real MOP feels cold to the touch. Faux MOP doesn't draw any warmth from your hand.Once you hold real mother of pearl in your hand you will understand. Completely different look and feel than the plastic stuff. Another thing about real MOP is that it doesn't get slippery when it's wet. If you hands sweat they stick to MOP.
They feel nothing like plastic. More like stone.
MoFo of plasic indeed did this test... I have some black ones I bought for my 1908 Pocket Colt so I could use those... and those are beat but they are the black plastic ones correct for a 1921 gun. On my letter for that pistol Colt couldnt even tell me what grips it came with. I have had discussions on here about that very question and issue. I will see if I can find some good old wood ones...As to the grips, rub them on the edge of your front, teeth assuming the ones in your mouth are original equipment. Real pearls will have a gritty feel, fakes will feel smooth.