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Classic Military Rifles



Canadian Inglis High Power Pistol
Calibre 9mm
Serial No: 2CH2746
Price: £895

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. Most of the CH serilalised pistols never went to the Chinese, as is the case with this one which has Canadian military acceptance marks.

An early example with tangent rear sight & slot for shoulder stock

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

In Good Condition

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