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Old 09-07-2021, 04:07 PM
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looks like there is no hammer block on these. Did people carry them with an empty under the hammer or not really worry about it back then?

My only other question is what is the deal with the right side grip. I can't tell if it's just worn down that bad or it's some kind of replacement.

Your M&P has the 2nd version hammerblock in the sideplate. The first sideplate hammerblock was implemented in 1915 and the second around 1925. That same hammerblock was used up to and in WWII until a dropped gun on a Navy ship killed a seaman and prompted a change to the current design. It is safe enough not to require an empty chamber.

Lot of wear or sanding on the right side grip panel. There are some skilled gripmakers here that can fix that if you want.
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