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Classic Military Rifles



Canadian Inglis High Power Pistol
Circa 1944
Calibre 9mm
Serial No: 1T5286
Price: £1,100

Used by the British As the No2 Pistol as late as the 1990's

High-Power pistols were also produced in Canada for Allied use, by John Inglis and Company in Toronto. The plans were sent from the FN factory to Britain when it became clear the Belgian plant would fall into German hands, enabling the Inglis factory to be tooled up for Hi-Power production for Allied use. Inglis produced two versions of the Hi-Power, one with an adjustable rear sight and detachable shoulder stock (primarily for a Nationalist Chinese contract) and one with a fixed rear sight. Production began in late 1944 and they were on issue by March 1945. The pistol was popular with the British airborne forces as well as covert operations and commando groups such as the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and the British Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment.

Inglis High-Powers made for Commonwealth forces have the British designation 'Mk 1', or 'Mk 1*' and the manufacturer's details on the left of the slide. They were known in British and Commonwealth service as the 'Pistol No 2 Mk 1', or 'Pistol No 2 Mk 1*' where applicable. Serial numbers were 6 characters, the second being the letter 'T', e.g. 1T2345. Serial numbers on pistols for the Chinese contract instead used the letters 'CH', but otherwise followed the same format.

This is a very nice WW2 Inglis Browning High Power with Canadian Military Acceptance marks

Correct John Inglis Magazine

In Excellent Condition

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