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    Another Inglis MK1* example......2T plus some info on Z.L.&T. Ltd.

    I picked up this 2T Inglis MK1* from a fellow collector along with the correct earlier pattern holster. (for late 44, early 45 in-theatre use)

    Kind of cool that Z.L.&T.Ltd was in my Town.....Guelph, Ontario.

    Zephyr Loom and Textiles Company Limited was also know over the years as Zephyr Mills, Hammil Brothers, and HH Burrows Company.

    I have attached a shot of a front gate pass badge and a shot of one of the 4 plants in Guelph about 1940, backing on to the Speed River where it meets the Eramosa river in Downtown Guelph. Apparently the 4 facilities employed about 1200 workers during the war. Another one of the larger plants was located at 72 Farquhar Street.



    Lots of Textile Mills in the Guelph/Galt-Cambridge/Hespeler/and Kitchener areas of Southern Ontario due to plenty of rivers that were not navigable but produced Industrial Plant power. Have a look at the pics of the 2T....It's very clean, but a bit greasy inside, shows some holster wear, and has a very nice barrel. Cheers Paul


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    Nice mint example of Hi-Power. I've had all those various holsters and though they may be protective, I can't help but think how abrasive they are to the pistol's finish with the in-and-out of every day. They're hard as a cob and unforgiving. I used one of the two flap holsters for a bit in service myself because the issued pattern 64 isn't much of a going concern. I was #2 on a C4 MG so it was my personal weapon and would have been frowned upon if it went adrift...and I hated the lanyards.
    Regards, Jim

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    Yes... Thanks, it's a very nice Inglis example.
    I can't imagine how long one of those holsters would take to dry if it got soaked!! The pistol would probably end up very crusty before it got close to being dry.
    I also found the '64 pattern holster a bit of a dud.
    The idea of an HP in your front chest pouches is brilliant like the lads are doing now, or a good drop leg.
    Apparently this first issue 37 pattern in my pics held the pistol way too tight and just about every pic in the field shows them with the flap folded back in to the belt and the lanyard available to tug the piece out if needed.
    I wasn't given an Inglis very often for Air Ops, making up for it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6167 View Post
    this first issue 37 pattern in my pics held the pistol way too tight
    They shrunk after being soaked and of course to dry it was put to heat...

    Quote Originally Posted by 6167 View Post
    I also found the '64 pattern holster a bit of a dud.
    The one immediately preceding it was too, canvas twill and belt hooks. It was actually worse. I saw a Korea vet carrying his with the lanyard tied around the whole affair to retain it. I don't think on the chest is as good as a leg rig. Done them both and when doing fire and movement, the up front thing puts it into everything you're crawling through. The leg rig put them at the natural position of the hand.

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    I can't imagine how long one of those holsters would take to dry if it got soaked
    As long as you had. Mine needed tending and oiling daily to avoid rust. Fortunately it was warm weather.
    Regards, Jim

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