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1. Although not specifically identifed as such, it is close (on both sides) to pistols that went to the RCN. May or may not be RCN.

2. Your pistol was manufacturered in the time period of Feb - May, 1944, probably in February or March, 1944.

3. There were three holsters made for the Inglis. You do not state which one you have, but if it is dated 1945, then the holster was not made in the year that your Inglis was made.

4. Your Inglis would be a part of the "T" series as is indicated by the "T" in the serial number. It would be a scarcer Inglis because of its lower serial number (although I would not classify it as a variation). Many of the early Inglis were 'officially' re-worked/updated early on, so two variations do exist - those that were re-worked and those that were not re-worked. The ones that were not re-worked are rarer than those that were re-worked. (The re-worked ones were marked with "MkI*".) Value would depend on the above and a host of other factors (ie: refinishing would drastically reduce its value, etc.)

Pictures would be helpful.

FYI my reference source for the above is the "Inglis Diamond" by Clive Law. It is a very good book and the source on the Inglis Hi-Powers.

(No dig intended to other books, but the other books do not go into the same detail because the focus of the other books is different.)
 

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RCN = Royal Canadian Navy. (There are no definite ranges givin for these variation. In many respects, it seems that many of the numbers are random. The numbers were obtained from RCN records.)

"TPL" indicates that the holster has been treated with an antifungal agent.

The head and flowing hair may be the broadarrow mark.

Does the holster have one flap or does it have two flaps - one upper & one lower?

Does it have a decal on the front of the grip?

Is the serial number on the barrel the same color as the rest of the pistol?
 

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1. The broadarrow mark if it is one is about 3/4" diameter. That would be the right size. Subject to seeing the holster, I would think that the marking is the broadarrow marking.

2. The serial number on the barrel appears to be dark in the depth (hard to tell). If so, then the pistol has been refinished. When in the factory, the serial number was applied "after" the pistol had been parkerzied. Thus, the serial number would be bright metal - or what is called as being in the white. (Looks white against the parkerzing.)

3. The stampimg on the slide is 'No2 MK.1*'. This indicates that the pistol is not in its original configeration (as when it left the factory). It is one of the many that were updated with changes a bit after production started. All such pistols were marked 'MK.1*'. Ths pistols that do not have this marking are fewer in number.
 

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quote:Originally posted by bayoned

Speaking of manufacturing dates, I just purchased a Canadian T series this week.
It is serial number 6T9907, matched. JI marked magazine. It has the black paint finish.

When was this piece made? Around August to October, 1945.

When was the black paint finish applied? ?? Do not know.

I'm assuming this is an FTR applied finish, but don't really know.
Regards, Ned
 
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