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India Ordnance Factories P-35

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ButchG17, Mar 24, 2008.

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  1. ButchG17

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    But they call it, 'PISTOL AUTO 9 mm 1A'.

    http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/7.htm

    Has anyone here had any experience with them? I've found a 'used' one that looks like new, still has the oil on the outside of the magazine.

    Can it be half bad for $250?
     
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    A bit quircky, but good pistols and a good price. Search the net and you'll find lots of info.
     
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    Mushy triggers and rough internals but certainly not half bad as a blaster pistol for $250.00
     
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    Well,if you don't want it, PM me with the info.
     
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    I've checked a few of them out at some of the local gunshows. Kind of rough internals, stictly utilitarian outer finish, and rather heavy triggers. And most were priced in the $350 and higher range. So not bad at $250; might make for a decent gun with a little work.
     
  6. Coronach

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    So, it's basically an Indian Hi-Power?

    Mike
     
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    Having one of those in my accumulation (notice that I did not say "collection"), my first observation is that the barrel bushing in the slide is either very loose or nonexistant. A little gritty on the trigger pull, but I would think servicable. It resides next to my Inglis No2 Mk1*. Could not pass up the price to give it a good home.
     
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    The Indian Ordnance Factory uses the old Canadian Inglis equipment to make this pistol. It is simply a Inglis made in India. Using 1940's wartime technology to make a pistol in 2008.

    Those that I've seen looked a bit rougher inside than a 1944 Inglis. But did function fine.

    I would be wary of buying one of these IOF Hi Powers for one small but important reason- PARTS!!! Anyone that has needed to replace the extractor on an Inglis knows how hard it is to find parts that fit. The Canadian Inglis was a wartime production and not all parts interchange with FN Browning Hi Powers.

    If IOF has a parts and service distributor in the US I've yet to find their contact info.
     
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    Extractors can be found, and most other parts do interchange. I've only ever needed springs for mine, and a bit of chamber polishing.
    Good shooters and worth the price.
     
  10. ButchG17

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    I did pick it up for $250+tax, and I think it was a bargain.

    I called the importer, PW Arms of Redmund, Washington, they said they imported 500 of them a few years back and none were returned to them under warranty.

    The gun appears to be new...unfired, it even has 'factory' oil on the outside of the magazine that's in it. I say it's 'factory' because it has a whole different smell to it than most oils here have.

    The sights are a little strange, but they seem to work, don't know if the fixed sights on the Inglis guns were the same or not. The trigger isn't half bad compared to most military High Power triggers I've felt! It even came complete with an extra mag and it's own Indian made 'Glock' box!

    Nope, haven't fired it yet.

    Here it is:

    IOF-left.gif

    IOF-right.gif

    IOF-frontsight.gif
    IOF-rearsight.gif

    IOF-box.gif


    Thanks All!
     
  11. Onmilo

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    The sights aren't all that weird.
    The French MAC 9mm pistols use a similar set-up.
    The rear is fixed and non moveable.
    Adjustments are made to the dovetail front sight.
    Original Inglis had something like five different front sight heights to regulate elevation and you drift any and all the front sights to regulate windage.
    Once ste they stay put and the sights are so stout they don't break.

    My Inglis #1 MKll is perfectly regulated with GECO 124 grain hardball.

    I am sure you know to delube those magazines before use.
     
  12. HisSoldier

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    Nice looking gun, all steel?
     
  13. jonnyc

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    Don't be surprised if you need to polish/buff the ramp and chamber, and possibly replace the recoil spring (I did!). Also, check to make sure the little screw at the end of the recoil spring guide is all the way in. Mine came out and caused the pistol to self-destruct. It was an easy fix, but 2 other guys read my post on the issue and found theirs almost out.
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

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    i happen to really like that style of rear sight. if you wanted an interchangable rear sight blade, there's plenty of metal that you can cut a dovetail into.

    what i really like is the internal extractor
     
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    Looks exactly like what it is--a working gun. I prefer my 1944 Inglis to a Glock anyday.

    As a matter of fact, there were probably a few Austrians laid out by Inglis BHPs before the thousand year Reich cratered.
     
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