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6th July 2006, 08:57
I came home from a local gunshowwith a new toy...an Inglis. Was really looking for a German WW2 issue or a 1911-a1 but none to be had.
Bit of an odd fish as far as the Inglis I found. It is marked No2MkI has fixed sights AND has the slot for the stock. All matching numbers and no import mark that I can find. Came with a tan 1945 dated holster 2 JI mags and the cleaning rod.
Anyone have an idea as to current value?????
Thanks much gang!
6th July 2006, 10:34
We, of course, would have to know the condition of the gun. If it has not been refinished and is 95% plus with those accessaries; it could be worth $1000 or more.
6th July 2006, 22:08
Sounds like you have a Chinese contract pistol, although some of those marks were distributed to Canadian Army as well. I don't know what condition your gun is in but I paid $750 Cdn for a mint Mke 1 Inglis. You can get replica stocks for your pistol off of ebay fairly cheap. MOst of the Inglis HP we see up here are in pretty decent shape and go from $750 Cdn to $1,000Cdn (Current exchange rate is approx. $1.00 Cdn - $.90US. If the Mke 1's come with the Canadian Army decal on them they go for more.
I suspect you will get more for yours in the States than they would sell for up here given there likely is more demand for good examples south of the 49th.
Mine is a real shooter and you should enjoy yours.
PS the Tangent sights are a bit optimistic set at 500 yards. LOL
6th July 2006, 22:12
No Chinese markings as the "Contract" guns have. The only markings on the slide are "No2 MkI" and BROWNING FN 9MM HP".
Looks to be an arsenal re-do (black park frame and black painted slide).
Came with a tan web holster dated 1945 with the cleaning rod and to JI mags.
7th July 2006, 09:05
The "Chinese " contract Inglis guns were made here in Canada by the John Inglis Co. out of Toronto, Ontario. The pistol you have was made, as I understand it, specifically for the Chinese who were our allies back then. There should not be any Chinese markings on the gun. While they are referred to as Chinese Contract guns all were not shipped to the Chinese. The "contract pistols serial # starts with "CH", does yours?
The 2nd gun is the one you have I think.
I should also say that after the war there were a number of Inglis's shipped to England. Most with a a black paint finish. Many of these guns found their way back to the US as surplus pistols and you may have one of those.
The Inglis Hi-Powers made between 1944 and 1945 are still in service with the Canadian Army. I understand there are still a few thousand of the guns still in stores NIB and are issued as required. I have seen pictures of our troops in Afganistan carrying them.
There are a number of books written specifically on the Inglis Hi-Power and a Google search should provide you with far more info than I can retrieve from my limited grey cells.
7th July 2006, 22:24
Yep...CH serial number (thought the Chinese contract guns had tangent sights and Chinese characters on them...well...learn somthing new every day.).
Probably going to swap it off for another of my first obsessions...a GI 1911 /1911-A1.
24th July 2006, 15:16
I replaced grips to prevent wear/damage to originals.
26th July 2006, 22:41
Hold on just a minute...
Y2kwarlock - in your first post you say you aquired a No.2 Mk1, fixed sights with a slotted backstrap?
Then later you state the gun has a "CH" prefix??
RayP. has shown a very nice example of a "CH" Inglis, although his has been refinished as well.
Here's a pic of an original No.2 Mk.1 Inglis, fixed sight, slotted backstrap (not many of these around!).
Y2kwarlock, if you have a pic of your pistol, pls. post it as it would help us identify it for you.
26th July 2006, 22:48
Moot point...the pistol found a new home.
was a CH serial number with a stock cut and fixed sights.
Thanks any how!
27th July 2006, 08:29
This one has not been refinished(at least not by me),metal turned out this way after I removed all the crud that was on it,used a paint remover product,steel wool and real fine wire wheel on it,it had paint(?) all over,including receiver,it was flaking and peeling up every where,looked like it was an inch thick,had some rust starting under paint(?),about 15 yrs. ago dealer had 4 of them on table,only looking for shooter so I picked worst looking one after checking interior & bore,$200+ tax,he was getting $300/350 for better finish ones(if you could have called their finish better,one of these days I may park this one,could repaint(?),but will never be original again any way.
canuck,forgot to add,that's a nice looking Browning you have there.
27th July 2006, 10:19
Sounds like your Inglis probably had a re-finish at the armoury level.
As robertbank stated earlier, the Chinese and Brits were known to do this - the British used Suncorite (sp?) - looks like you did a nice job of the removal, and a great price!
The serial number on an Inglis wearing its original finish will show through the park "in the white" as you see in my photo.
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