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Old 12-19-2010, 10:33 PM
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Inglis-Browning...




Hello to all,
So I was wondering about the Canadian WW2 issue BHP's. Are they rare? Am I going to pay through the nose for 1? What -if any- differences are there between the Browning & the Inglis?

I'd like to get 1 next year along w/a Radom VIS P35 grade I & a Centennial 1911. At least that will be my New Years resolution. We'll see how successful I'll be.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:39 AM
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First, knowledge is power. Do your research and use the search function. There are a number of High Power specific forums and some not so specific to which you should go. The psitol and reovolver forum of Canadian Gun Nutz, the Hi power owners forum (which is iffy sometimes) and M1911.org are good places to start. Are Inglis High powers rare? Not really but there are a number of "types" out there. Some better then others. What do you want a shooter or a collector piece? Parts gun, import, reworked or original condition? Again, the more you research the better your choice will be. Just using the search "inglis" on this forum got me 12 pages of result. START READING!
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:53 AM
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HardtAttack,
I have a complete set of current Canadian Forces manuals for the Inglis High Power on CD. I you are interested PM/email me for details.
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Old 12-23-2010, 01:01 AM
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Shoot it...

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Since it's a military issue weapon I do not expect to find any in pristine condition. If I could find a shooter in nice condition, w/a minimum of slack in the slide or slop in the trigger, I'd be happy. There will be some & that is to be expected from a service weapon, but not a ton. As for dings & dents..., personally, I think wear marks & scratches add character to such an item.

I'll probably get a new BHP eventually, but I'd also like to get something w/a little history behind it.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:44 AM
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There are Inglis Hi Powers on Gun Broker all the time. I believe that there are some listed there as of Tuesday night.

I have read several posts on the various forums from individuals who stated that they were/are Canadian Armed Forces personnel, who maintained that they are still encountering NIB Inglis Hi Powers in the supply system and that the pistol is still being issued.

I wonder if there are any other Canadian Armed Forces folks out there that can confirm this??
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:17 AM
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HardtAttack,
If you look you can find a Pistol, Browning, FN, 9 mm, HP, No.2, Mark I* (Inglis produced High Power) in excellent condition. Navy Arms imported (look for import marks) some ex-British service ones years ago (been through FTR and painted black) which are alright for a shooter. Indian Ordnance Factory made a clone of the Inglis that was import by PWA(?) that show up from time to time but quality is hit or miss on them. Then there are the "put together" Inglis. Several places sold stripped frame and slide combo and people (some qualified some not so qualified) put pistol together. You need to do your research so you know what you are looking at. Oh, then there is the question do you want a No. 1 (tangent sight/slot frame Chinese contract) or a No. 2 (fixed sight Canadian/British issue).

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If you want Canadian Forces input check out Canadian Gun Nutz' Pistol and Revolver forum and do a search on "Inglis". Cool Stuff.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:05 AM
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There are Inglis Hi Powers on Gun Broker all the time. I believe that there are some listed there as of Tuesday night.

I have read several posts on the various forums from individuals who stated that they were/are Canadian Armed Forces personnel, who maintained that they are still encountering NIB Inglis Hi Powers in the supply system and that the pistol is still being issued.

I wonder if there are any other Canadian Armed Forces folks out there that can confirm this??

Rumor has it there are several 1000 Inglis HP's new unissued in the Canadian inventory
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:33 PM
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Hi, my first post here on this forum. I am a Sgt in the 1st BN PPCLI up here in Edmonton. I own several No2 mk1* Inglis pistols and the one I am issued at work was NIB prior to my last tour to Afghanistan in 2009. Not the original Inglis box, but a foam lined box labelled Zerust. Our original Inglis mags are crap being 60 plus years old so I use mine from home.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:48 PM
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Up here in Canada they range in price from $500 CAD to $1200CAD depending on condition. I picked up an unfired example with the Mutual Aid Board sticker on the front for $1000 a couple years ago but my favorite shooter is a true lunchbox special i got for $400 a few years back. All the parts have slightly different shades of parkerizing , some of it over pitting. It has an RCMP applied serial number from an amnesty sometime in the 1950's as opposed to the usual XTXXXX serial number. Inglis pistols are certainly not rare up here. You used to be able to buy them at Eatons department stores as well as any hardware stores. They used to only be issued to Officers and drivers but now we issue them to anyone that needs one.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:47 PM
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Hello Sgt 4th, welcome aboard and thanks for your service.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:01 AM
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Gratuitous Inglis shots, Three tangent and slotted China Inglis with origional stocks.

Early ex-British issue 1T all origional.

Early 0T ex-British issue all origional.

Franken-Inglis (builds).

Indian MK1A1 Inglis "clone".
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:17 AM
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Your ex Brit Inglis's may have been refinished at some point in their career. The serial number should be in the white on un refinished guns since serial was put on after slide and frame were finished. Here is a neat selection of Inglis's on a range during pistol familiarization training. Top one is an arsenal refinished No2 mk1* slide on a chinese contract frame with stock cutout! The middle one has slide markings in chinese but the No1 tangent sight removed and No2 sight silver soldered in by Inglis after Chinese contract cancelled. Bottom is a run of the mill badly beat up example that has been on issue to whomever has been 1 PPCLI, A-Coy, 1Pl Comd since 1945. Hijack ends.

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Old 12-29-2010, 12:26 AM
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British service weapons all recieved a coat of sythentic black stove enamel in the 1950's over their origional finishes-way to tell if a weapon is ex-British issue. Worked with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry way back in my 172 Infantry Division days, 4/9th out of Wainwright in the 1980's.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:40 AM
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I hate that Black paint they put all over their pistols although it does wear beter than the Inglis original finish. Off topic but is it the same finish they put on the Sterling SMG's? so they dont look like ours did?
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:45 AM
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No that was a later concoction that was baked on giving it that crinckled look.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:28 PM
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I purchased one last year up here in Canada for $ 850.00 (Cdn). I think our money is close to par with yours these days. The trick was trying to find 3 original John Inglis magazines that still functioned flawlessly.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:49 PM
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Not a bad price for a true piece of history!
Canada should declare the Inglis to be their National Pistol.
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:57 PM
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Originals were Parkerized, rebuilds painted black. Rebuild marks are prominent on the slide and frame, LH side, and have 'FTR' and a symbol and date, like '63'. That's 'Factory-Through Repair, 1963. Any of these should be painted black. If Parkerized, it has been refinished after leaving service. Nothing wrong with a legitimate rebuild, and you can get nice ones for $500.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:38 PM
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Bottom is a run of the mill badly beat up example that has been on issue to whomever has been 1 PPCLI, A-Coy, 1Pl Comd since 1945.

Thank you for your service and thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:58 PM
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Whoa GP35FN, that is a serious and impressive collection/obsession. Very nice indeed.
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