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    Ingli No2 MK1* hi power question

    Read a bunch of threads here and on various forums and still have a couple questions. I have a 0T8xxx Inglis, the No2 has been added, different font and deeply struck. No FTR marks anywhere, hammer looks like it has a D stamped over something else, looks almost like an enfield mark. It has a suncorite finish.

    Barrel looks like the original serial has been scrubbed and a new, matching serial stamped lower, can still see the crossed flags on it. Bore is like new, rest of the gun is tight and is a great shooter. Dont see any bubba work on it.

    From what I understand Canadaicon was the ones who added the extra No2 stamp, could be wrong. Being it has suncorite over park I'm assuming it was in Britishicon service at some point. Most I have seen have FTR/date stamped somewhere, wondering why they didnt stamp this one. It does have a tiny import mark above the LH grip, xxxxxxxxx, NJ is all I can make out.

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    Yes, looks like an Enfield marking,(but a bit wonkey) they use the combined E/D. Our pistols were never suncorite coated...never saw one with it. All parkerized...
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Yes, looks like an Enfield marking,(but a bit wonkey) they use the combined E/D. Our pistols were never suncorite coated...never saw one with it. All parkerized...
    Yes, I read the Canadian pistols were originally parkerized only. From my understanding the Canadians were the ones that stamped the 'No2" on the pistols during rebuild. Is it possible that since this has no FTR markings it was already updated post war and made its way into Britishicon service without getting a FTR stamp and just a refinish? I know the British used these well into 80s, did all the pistols that went into British service happen in the 44-45 period or did Canadaicon send some over later? It has the II mark on the ejector and extractor.

    Just curious, looked at dozens of Google images and all the suncorite pistols seem to have an FTR stamp.

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    It's a typical Britishicon issue No.2Mk.1* pistol. Since it's an early 0T, it was upgraded to Mk.1* later in British service so the markings were added later as well as the Enfield manufacture Mk.2 hammer. Early 0T pistols that saw the upgrades in Canadaicon during factory production were stamped with a "1" in front of the "0" making them 10T. It's been back to British workshops and probably just hasn't seen full blown FTR at a big base workshop or the RSAF so the FTR markings aren't present. I've had a bunch just like it and it's right as rain.

    Just an observation: It sports the Navy Arms import mark above the left grip panel. NA Co. imported hundreds of them in the mid 1990's directly from the British Disposals unit at Donnington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    It's a typical Britishicon issue No.2Mk.1* pistol. Since it's an early 0T, it was upgraded to Mk.1* later in British service so the markings were added later as well as the Enfield manufacture Mk.2 hammer. Early 0T pistols that saw the upgrades in Canadaicon during factory production were stamped with a "1" in front of the "0" making them 10T. It's been back to British workshops and probably just hasn't seen full blown FTR at a big base workshop or the RSAF so the FTR markings aren't present. I've had a bunch just like it and it's right as rain.

    Just an observation: It sports the Navy Arms import mark above the left grip panel. NA Co. imported hundreds of them in the mid 1990's directly from the British Disposals unit at Donnington.
    Thanks, cant get much better info than that. I knew it wasnt anything special and they imported quite a few of them, was just curious about the lack of FTR markings. Its in pretty good shape and its a keeper for me.

    Thanks again!

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    Early Inglis Hi-Powers were not marked N0.2 at the factory but later ones were. But the military put out a notice to armorers that any pistols that they encountered were to be stamped N0.2 by them if not already done so. I have a 0T3xxx that is a bring back by a US Paratrooper that has not been stamped.

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    Being bead blasted, phosphated and sunkorited doesn't mean that the weapon has been FTR'd. This process is done at the big Command workshops which is above a Field workshop level but not quite a Base workshop - which is slightly below the FTR standard/level.

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    Have to go with Brian on this one definately a No2 Mark 1 and missed the FTR as simple as that. Definately Navy Arms import

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