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General Milsurp Weapons => Milsurp Hand Guns & Sub Guns => Topic started by: Phosphorus32 on August 15, 2019, 10:49:20 PM

Title: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 15, 2019, 10:49:20 PM
Nice clean Dominion of Canada Proofed (DCP, crossed flags) and Canadian military accepted (C broad arrow mark) No2 Mk1*. This was made in late WWII at the John Inglis & Co plant in Toronto. These were used by the Canadians for decades. The dark gray parkerizing with the serial numbers in the white is consistent with it being the original finish. I'd rate it about 85% with honest wear on the high points.

These were imported from Canada by GEMCO who put their very small font import mark on the left side above the grip. They were sold by Navy Arms Co., both of NJ. I'm not sure if GEMCO was simply the importing arm and NA Co was the retail arm? I have firearms with an NA Co import mark, so at some point before or after GEMCO, Navy Arms held an importers license.

The chrome bore is very good to excellent. I'm looking forward to putting a few rounds down the pipe from the 13 round double-stack magazines.  thumb1


(https://i.ibb.co/CvxzPSp/01-right.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FJGKHdk)

(https://i.ibb.co/vv4PG6j/02-left.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gFZTpLR)

(https://i.ibb.co/6m9ZNc7/04-Browning.jpg) (https://ibb.co/SPYxJD4)

(https://i.ibb.co/T8sRQQc/05-Inglis.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HzjYcc7)

(https://i.ibb.co/thwtdXm/06-SN-x-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3s5qJzr)

(https://i.ibb.co/CmMtKMb/07-SN-barrel.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tQxhpxq)

C broad arrow acceptance marking
(https://i.ibb.co/8mZVVFr/08-C-broad-arrow.jpg) (https://ibb.co/51HVVqr)

(https://i.ibb.co/wSCFmjg/09-trigger.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Cbv3GD8)

(https://i.ibb.co/Mnztpcv/10-GEMCO.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gy0fwS2)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Larry D. on August 16, 2019, 04:05:48 AM
Very nice, indeed!
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 16, 2019, 07:25:42 AM
Very nice, indeed!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: carls sks on August 16, 2019, 09:20:14 AM
neat, does look like a 1911.  thumb1
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 16, 2019, 12:52:50 PM
neat, does look like a 1911.  thumb1

Yeah, it is a John Browning inspired Dieudonne Saive design, so it certainly shares aesthetic and functional similarities. The High Power is easier to field strip than a 1911. Also, it's the first pistol to incorporate a double-stack magazine. The 13 round magazine was high capacity, or "high power", especially compared to pistols in use in 1935 when the FN High Power was first introduced.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 26, 2019, 07:55:26 PM
Got a 1945 holster from Canada off of ebay.

(https://i.ibb.co/F3QV4Sb/12-holster-full.jpg) (https://ibb.co/V9FmY7W)


Holster made by ZLT, Zephyr Loom and Textile Ltd.
(https://i.ibb.co/C8NNbLF/13-ZLT.jpg) (https://ibb.co/DWss9dn)


I really can't make out the marking on the back other than the bottom line, Valleyfield Quebec, which is probably Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

(https://i.ibb.co/mbzjTDb/14-back-mark-v1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Bcsp3zc)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: newchi on August 26, 2019, 08:44:39 PM
Nice, These were cheap when i first moved to Canada and didnt have any interest in guns.
Im more shocked that the import mark isnt 48pt comic sans or something more in keeping with the usual faire
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 26, 2019, 09:50:32 PM
Nice, These were cheap when i first moved to Canada and didnt have any interest in guns.
Im more shocked that the import mark isnt 48pt comic sans or something more in keeping with the usual faire

 rofl Yeah, these were imported a long time ago, before ATF revised the requirements. Not quite the pre-1968 good old days of no import marks but definitely better than the billboard era of today (at least for Russian arms with Cyrillic letters).
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: carls sks on August 27, 2019, 08:43:15 AM
nice find, holster looks perfect for it.  thumb1
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: firstchoice on August 28, 2019, 02:02:50 AM
I do like the lines of the Browning Hi-Power. Nice pistol, P32! I wish all import marks were as small as the Gemco stamp is!
Nice addition with the '45 holster, too! Really brings it together as a package.

Have you shot the Hi-Power much? (any of them) That was the pistol I wanted when I first started buying. I bought several, of several manufacturers. (Belgian, Hungary, Argentine) I still have the Belgian Hi-Power I bought new in '79. I love how they felt in my hand and the 13rd mag capacity.  But I couldn't hit very well with them. I know it's the shooters fault, it's just how it was with me. Didn't know if anyone else had had that experience, or not?

firstchoice
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 28, 2019, 09:27:34 PM
nice find, holster looks perfect for it.  thumb1

Thanks man!  :)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 28, 2019, 09:29:46 PM
Hey FC, Iíll let you know after I get it out to the range as this is my first High Power. I like the feel of it in my long-fingered hands.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: martin08 on August 29, 2019, 09:25:40 AM
Superb Inglis example!  The holster is a great addition.

Not to change the subject, but there is a common misconception about the High Power and its magazine.  It is NOT the first double stack mag, and its predecessor beat it by 28 years.

(https://i.imgur.com/DUxAjfal.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wv66tR7l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NuRxfDql.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mWxG499l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DZ9NAwWl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9xaKoefl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RncX22tl.jpg)


The hint is "Ten Quick Shots", so the first nine guesses don't count.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Greasemonkey on August 29, 2019, 01:00:18 PM
M08 is always so Savage...  rofl2


The C96 Mauser predates it but probably doesn't count, but in theory could, NO...because its a fixed box magazine, YES...because it is a handgun and does feed from a double row stack.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on August 29, 2019, 04:15:13 PM
Superb Inglis example!  The holster is a great addition.

Thanks M08!


Not to change the subject, but...

I assume GM has the answer  :)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: martin08 on August 29, 2019, 05:01:17 PM
GM knows where the wild things are.

Savage M1907

(https://i.imgur.com/hlJ39jJl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/l7GspSEl.jpg)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Larry D. on August 30, 2019, 03:59:59 AM
Another fun gun.
That one's in nice shape, too.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on September 01, 2019, 12:35:11 PM
Another fun gun.
That one's in nice shape, too.

Thanks Larry!
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Larry D. on September 02, 2019, 02:38:07 PM
I sort of have one.
My friend Dave and I keep selling it to each other. He's eyeballing a set of Persian Mausers right now so it's probably coming back to me.
I would have been as nice as that one if someone had at least wrapped it in an oily rag. It laid untouched in a nightstand for an eternity and when it became an inheritance, it was freckled badly with pinprick rust. Deep enough that you can feel them if you drag a fingernail over them.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Matchka on September 25, 2019, 07:34:26 AM
Picked up this nice combo awhile ago.

(https://i.ibb.co/qWNn7sr/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-41-1.png) (https://ibb.co/dLPcj25)

(https://i.ibb.co/qWQjqsY/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-36-1.png) (https://ibb.co/ZYDX48z)

(https://i.ibb.co/Z8yhxK8/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-45-1.png) (https://ibb.co/hWpKVHW)
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on September 25, 2019, 01:45:18 PM
I sort of have one.
My friend Dave and I keep selling it to each other. He's eyeballing a set of Persian Mausers right now so it's probably coming back to me.
I would have been as nice as that one if someone had at least wrapped it in an oily rag. It laid untouched in a nightstand for an eternity and when it became an inheritance, it was freckled badly with pinprick rust. Deep enough that you can feel them if you drag a fingernail over them.

 :)) Post it up if it comes back to you!
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Phosphorus32 on September 25, 2019, 01:46:50 PM
Picked up this nice combo awhile ago.

(https://i.ibb.co/qWNn7sr/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-41-1.png) (https://ibb.co/dLPcj25)

(https://i.ibb.co/qWQjqsY/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-36-1.png) (https://ibb.co/ZYDX48z)

(https://i.ibb.co/Z8yhxK8/Screenshot-2018-07-16-12-42-45-1.png) (https://ibb.co/hWpKVHW)

Very nice kit! That one received the anti-fungal treatment, TPL for TroPicaL-use.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Larry D. on September 27, 2019, 08:54:20 PM
Is that real? I assume so because of the application of the proofs.
That is,hands down, the nicest set I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Inglis No2 Mk1* High Power
Post by: Matchka on October 29, 2019, 05:21:19 PM
Phos, tks for the clue re the TPL treatment. I store it in my safe in a brown paper bag with a couple of desiccant pouches - mebbe overkill, but it's one of only two holsters I own worth locking up!