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Inglis "High Power" Pistol

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« on: April 17, 2009, 06:50:10 pm »

Inglis "High Power" Pistol

Fairly early in the Second World War, the government of China began making official requests to have some Western Allied nation commence production for them of the M1935 9mm Grande Puissance (High Power) semi-automatic pistol, adopted by them just a few years earlier but no longer obtainable from the owner of the design, Fabrique Nationale, following the German occupation of Belgium. By late 1943, it had been determined that the John Inglis Company of Toronto (already producing Bren Guns and other war materiel) would be authorized to manufacture these pistols in Canada. Production began in February 1944 and continued through to October 1945. The Chinese model, designated "Pistol No. 1", had a large, tangent-adjustable rear sight (graduated to an incredibly optimistic 500 meters) and a slot machined into the rear of the gripframe to accommodate a detachable wooden shoulderstock/ holster combination. During 1944, a simplified version, with a fixed rear sight and no provision for the shoulderstock, designated "Pistol No. 2" was adopted by Canada as its official military sidearm. Total Inglis production was 153,480 pistols of both models, of which Canada acquired 54,235 (including 5,535 of the "Chinese" model.)

Configuration of Canadian-issue arms: Self-loading ("semi-automatic") pistol; parkerized finish; black plastic grips; 118mm (approx. 4.65") barrel; chambered for 9mm Parabellum cartridge; detachable 13-round magazine. In service 1944-present.
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 01:29:51 pm »

Nice info here Mike.. ya , thats pretty optimistic.. 500 m for this..heheheheh..rong
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