I recall we had some posts dealing with dates of manufacture. Can anyone point me to a good source? It's a tangent sight model with s/n 143xx
I don't think the Belgians made any Hi Powers without tangent sights before WW II. The Occupation guns had their own serial number range. IIRC all the non-tangent guns are post WW II. The Ingles ones with the fixed sights started life as a tangent sight gun, then they milled that section away and silver soldered in the fixed sight solution...they did a great job at it too.Thanks Kevin.
Yes, it is slotted and all the marks I can identify are Belgian. I know about WWII records but sometimes obscure books have weird stuff.
I wonder if the tangent sight guns had a different serial number range. I've got a plain fixed sight gun with a s/n lower than the questioned gun but it has Waa marks. My tangent sight serial number is higher and also has Waa 140
I'm just working off photographs but can find no Waa.
I have the book Inglis Diamond: The Canadian Hi-power Pistol by Clive M. Law and I've read the whole thing and I don't remember any brushed style finish. The presentation guns are as SpecialEd states.Kevin Gibson et. al.,
Fwiw, the other evening after a TP meeting here, one of our guests showed a buddy & I an "as new" Inglis HP that has a "brushed silver finish" that he claimed was not only "factory" but "quite rare". ------ He said an "wartime sub-contractor" (He told us who the contractor was BUT I have "dis-remembered" it = OFD.) did some "finishing & assembly" of a few HPs for the Canadians & that the contract was soon canceled due to War's end.
Do any of you KNOW what the finish is?
(It looks like an applied finish like "Parkerizing" except for the color.)
YES, I know that this is "off topic".
Wait, "aluminized" like a car muffler? Are you talking zinc plate galvanizing??? Yes, that was experimented with and that's a HUGELY rare gun...I mean, non-existent rare (if you could prove provenance). Is that what it is?SpecialEd; Kevin Gibson,
That's why I asked. - I've seen NOTHING that even vaguely looks like that (especially in a military surplus firearm) other than an "old school" aluminized car muffler.