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Wooden Handgun Grip, USS San Diego, #2017-008-010

A wooden grip from the handle section of a handgun.  The surface has been crosshatched for traction. There are two holes on either end of both pieces with a smooth, raised diamond shape around them.
Title: Wooden Handgun Grip, USS San Diego, #2017-008-010
Caption: Wooden grip from a handgun from the WWI-era armored cruiser USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
Description: These two wooden handgun grips recovered from USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6) are likely from a Colt M1911. The Colt M1911 is a semi-automatic pistol that was very popular during the 20th century and is still in use today. It was standard issue from 1911 to 1992 for both the U.S. Army and Navy.
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