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Acorn said:Overall the Browning is a very good weapon, but it is dated (the first ones used by CF were in WWII, and current inventory most date from the Acorn
All John Inglis Browning 9mm High Powers were made in Ontario during the Second World War (along with Cdn made BREN LMGs - not bad for a washing machine company, eh), first being produced in Jan 1944. Production on the Inglis T series pistol ceased after the war. Serial numbers range from 0T followed by 3 to 4 didgets, to 10T with four didgets. In the early 1980's FN herstal '2 piece' barrels began to appear after older Inglis ones had been cracking from the hot Cdn IVI loads.
As for the 9mm ctg, after the cracking of bbls in the early 1908s, the CF had decided to have a cartridge specific for the pistol, as yes the SMG 9mm rd used was one of the hottest loads ever made, and had even earned the reputation of mangling German P-08 'Luger' pistols the Lads had souvenired and were 'using' duing the last war.
A different ctg ID number (cartridges for weapons UN.....), you know that UN number on the ammo tins, which are NATO std, was used for the two different types of IVI 9mm ammo for the pistol and the C1 SMG. They even use these codes here. After I left the CF in Jan of 1995, I have no idea about ammo in the CF system now, and I don't even know if IVI is even making 9 x19mm anymore.