I just picked up a G date s/42 Mauser Luger. The Grips are an off white color with a checkered face.
When I bought it I assumed they were plastic, as did the seller.
However after pulling them off they have a clear grain to them, and on doing a hot pin test they don't smell or burn like plastic. So what are these? Wood, Bone, Ivory?
I didn't think G date s/42 Lugers had anything but wood grips as issued, so these were obviously added later
Any help appreciated, since I bought it thinking they were plastic anything else would be a pleasant surprise