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Lot 728: Canadian Inglis No. 2 Mk 1* High Power Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: May 3, 2019

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

Canadian Inglis No. 2 Mk 1* High Power Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Inglis
Model: No2 MKI
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: black paint
Grip: black checkered plastic
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 332
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

This is a early Canadian Inglis pattern, No. 1 Mk 1 Inglis High Power, that has been completely refurbished and converted into a No. 2 Mk 1, fixed sight high power pistol. During this conversion process the original tangent rear sight was milled off and in its place was installed, the later high hump, fixed sight, white still retaining the original style blade front sight. In this configuration it was designated as the "No. 2 Mk 1*" pistol. The left side of the slide still retains the original faint markings of: "BROWNING 9MM, HIGH POWER, INGLIS CANADA" with the new model designation of "No 2 MK 1*" stamped directly above that. The right side of the pistol is stamped with the matching stacked serial numbers on the barrel, slide and frame. The barrel is stamped with the Crown/BNP, 9mm/Crossed Scepter Proof. Towards the front of the frame it has been engraved with "AF" and unfortunately there has been NO definitive explanation of what those markings represented. Some have theorized that it indicates that various parts were altered or replaced during the conversion process, i.e. the rear sight, probably the barrel, and the later style "Mk II" marked hammer. It is also fitted with a new replacement set of black plastic grip panels during the conversion. The pistol includes one unmarked 13 round magazine. This example is not marked with standard F.T.R. markings which may indicate that this conversion was done in Canada or Australia, as they did not mark their overhauled/rebuilt pistols. This model was the last military configuration as converted and used by all British, Canada and Australian forces up through the 1970s.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 85% of the arsenal refurbished black painted finish with light wear and finish loss overall, especially on the edges and high spots. The barrel is in the white. The grips are also in fine condition with nice distinct checkering overall mixed with handling marks on the tops of some of the diamonds and scratches on the front edges from use.

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