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After the end of WWII, there was an attempt to develope a lightweight pistol.

Inglis manufactured 6 pistols. Two were sent to the US for testing. Two were sent to England for testing. Two were retained in Canada for testing.

The pistol shown was the primary weapon used in the Canadian test trials.
 

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The best book on the Inglis is the 'Inglis Diamond' by Clive Law. It is a well put together book wit a lot of detail.
 

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ctually these lightweights were ahead of their time. 30 years later and they would have been mainstream.
 

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They have one of these in the Springfield Armory Museum NHS collection. I remember handling it when I worked there back in the early 1980's.

FN made small numbers of Aluminum frame High Powers on a special order basis. I have one of the Belgian police surplus ones that Aim Surplus had a while ago.
 

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I have not seen the one in the Springfield Armory Museum, but I have been told that it is one of the six pistols from which my pistol also came.
 

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Charlie,

To have one of those 6 lightweight Inglis HP's is a rare privilege . Thanks again for sharing it with us.
 
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