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 Post subject: Inglis Hi Power
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:11 am 
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Guys;
Just picked up this Inglis Hi Power at a local show. On the Left side of the slide it is marked MK. I* Browning-F.N. 9MM.H.P. Inglis, Canada. On the right side is the sn# 3Txxxx on the barral slide and frame. On the frame is a C with a arrow in it. and a couple of inspector stamps. It has the black painted finish with black plastic grips and fixed rear site on a hump. It still has the lanyard ring on it. The Mag has the letters JI on it in a couple of spots.

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/d ... tol004.jpg

http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/d ... tol003.jpg

Is there any way to check in SN# for when it was made, or who had it?
Thanks;
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Christian.

Ask the guys on this forum, someone might be able to help with serial number information. http://hipowertalk.com/forum/

There was a profile publication about the Inglis Hi-Power some years ago, but I no longer have a copy.
I can say it's not one of the Chinese Contract variants, as these have CH in the serial.

C with an arrow in is a Canadian Government marking.

JI markings on the magazine and elsewhere indicate the manufacturer, John Inglis.


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You also have the bible on the subject which can be seen here.

http://www.collectorgrade.com/bookshelf1.html

I would assume (?) the Canadian's probably finished production when the war-time contracts were completed. Canadians on other web sites have refered to their army still retaining war-time production examples in store including unissued ones with with the canadian decal still on.


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This is what I have found out so far:

Your Inglis was made in October 1944, and was issued to the British (black paint). Total of 95,500 fixed sight "T" Inglis were made, along with 68,000 tangent and slotted "CH" China Inglis.

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Do you know if the grips are original?


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I took the grips off today and onthe inside of both there is what looks like a D with CL on the inside of the D and a little further down is a 5.

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were the Inglis Mk1's made with Magazine safety?

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Rifleman wrote:
were the Inglis Mk1's made with Magazine safety?


I own both a No 1 Mk I* and a No 2 Mk I* and both have a magazine safety.


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well the Browning's days in service are numbered.

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25,000 Glocks arn't enough to replace the Browning in service in total, I suspect the L9 will become obsolecent and be relegated to UK use by 2nd line units, RAF and Navy and then a further contract to replace the last. I would much rather use the L9 than have a Glock, at least I know I can hit the target with it.


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there's a few thousand L105a1s as well the bought 4 years ago?

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I heard from a source that the Sig was favoured but in the end the Glock won due to cost.


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Does anyone know where I can find a list of "Inglis Browning" Chinese contract serial numbers to date my latest acquisition?

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