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...for my Interarms American Eagle (Navy) 30 Luger straight grip Parabellum. I’ve been enamored w/Lugers since I was a kid...always wanted one! At 72, I finally got a 2nd best (?) example. Retirement income put true Lugers, much less Cartridge Counter examples out of reach.

The Interarms straight grip frame (w/o fore-grip swell) has always looked odd, so I fabricated an insert to cosmetically (not attached to the frame) fill out the true Luger grip frame contour.

I figured I could mill a slot in a “regular magazine to mate with a set of over the counter CC grip blanks. I quickly found the magazine Steel to be too hard.

On to plan B... using 2 different thicknesses of clear Lexan, I fitted them to the milled grip channel. Thin window laid directly on the # register MS Word let me choose a similar-to-original font style, printed on aged paper. The thicker Lexan window (mounted flush w/the checkered surface finished my faux CC grips. Not a true CC Luger, but I like the look. Labor intensive...yup...not a true CC...yup...not a “true Luger...yup, but as close as this “retiree” on a fixed income can manage.
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Now, I will be quite glad to be proven wrong, but shouldn't that seven have a crossbar?

 

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Very nice Andy. Well done. I like it. 👍

Nice looking Luger.
 

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I’ve wanted one for the last year or so to.Just shopping around for a nice one for around $1800.00 bucks.I have even looked at the Interarms Amerrican Eagles.My only worry is buying one with jamming issues and spending that much money.
Nice gun!
Well maybe someday.
 

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I’ve wanted one for the last year or so to.Just shopping around for a nice one for around $1800.00 bucks.I have even looked at the Interarms Amerrican Eagles.My only worry is buying one with jamming issues and spending that much money.
Nice gun!
Well maybe someday.
FT85, good luck RE: a CC Luger. Insofar as the American Eagle, I’ve had mine 2+ years & other than caliber/straight grip frame, I love it! Fit/finish is flawless! Navy bbl length ++! I paid about that for mine...(too much!), but it was 99%.

Gotta’ love Chenaults AV fliers
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FT85, good luck RE: a CC Luger. Insofar as the American Eagle, I’ve had mine 2+ years & other than caliber/straight grip frame, I love it! Fit/finish is flawless! Navy bbl length ++! I paid about that for mine...(too much!), but it was 99%.

Gotta’ love Chenaults AV fliers View attachment 260403 View attachment 260403
That’s really cool,just two more to go and you’ll be an ace!Ha!Ha!
 

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I like it! I didn't know that such a gun existed, but it's a cool look-alike! That's some great work too! I lack the skill, tools and patience for such endeavors.
 
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