Clement 1909/1910 .32 ACP
Hello everyone! I hope someone can help me answer some questions about a piece of my family history which has become a bit of an obsession for me.
I recently inherited my late grandfather's pistol. It appears to be a Clement model 1909/1910 .32 ACP (7.65mm) semiautomatic from Liege, Belgium. My grandfather, whose family emigrated from Ukraine, served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater from 1942 until the end of WWII, and I'm not sure why he would have been carrying a European WWI-era sidearm, as it does not appear to have been popular during either war. There's precious little info about this model online, can anyone tell me more about this piece?
Also, does anyone know where I might find replacement grips? I removed and saved the Bakelite grips because one side is badly damaged and I'd like to take it to the range at some point. I've scoured the Internet and found several vintage gun sites (Triple K, Vintage Gun Grips, Numrich) selling replacement grips for the M1909 .25 ACP (6.35mm) Clement, but for some reason I can't find anyone selling grips for the larger caliber pistol. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as this cherished piece is of great sentimental value to me!