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Old 09-04-2018, 3:28 PM
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Default Enfield Mk2** revolver

I was down at my favorite gun store today and found this Enfield Mk2** for what seemed like a pretty decent price, a mere $275 with the pictured WWII holster, belt and ammo pouches which were full of ammo.

Let me be the first to say that I know just about next to nothing about British revolvers in general and these WWII Enfields in particular, but at that price I figured I could hardly go wrong. I has always amazed me that a country that could produce such elegant double rifles and shotguns could at the same time make such a homely revolver. Nevertheless, they do have a kind of charm and this makes the second British service revolver I own. I like this one because it has no import stamps.






Barely legible markings reveal that this is a very late Mk2** with a barrel date of 1949. Probably part of a parts clean up at the factory.






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Old 09-04-2018, 4:17 PM
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Nice find! You stole it at that price. I've got the Webley Version.

I admit I used to find them ugly but they've really grown on me.
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Old 09-04-2018, 4:55 PM
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Homely?

No, it oozes coolness!
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Old 09-04-2018, 6:25 PM
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I was down at my favorite gun store today and found this Enfield Mk2** for what seemed like a pretty decent price, a mere $275 with the pictured WWII holster, belt and ammo pouches which were full of ammo.

Let me be the first to say that I know just about next to nothing about British revolvers in general and these WWII Enfields in particular, but at that price I figured I could hardly go wrong. I has always amazed me that a country that could produce such elegant double rifles and shotguns could at the same time make such a homely revolver. Nevertheless, they do have a kind of charm and this makes the second British service revolver I own. I like this one because it has no import stamps.






Barely legible markings reveal that this is a very late Mk2** with a barrel date of 1949. Probably part of a parts clean up at the factory.






Very nice and great price, did ya get that at Sunrise Pass?
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Congrats, you got that at a great price! I agree, they are a bit homely and not sexy, but they are cool in a quirky way.
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Old 09-05-2018, 9:55 AM
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Very nice!! They can be a whole collection in themselves if you go to each maker, version, plus country of ownership markings. Great price, a true steal.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:46 AM
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Sweet. I actually think there is something neat about break top pistols. Someday maybe one like this or a S&W Model 3
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Seen throughout the British Colonial Empire and WW2. And one of Emma Peel's favorites
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Great find at an even greater price!
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Old 09-06-2018, 6:56 AM
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Default I like British service weapons

A certain charm about the arms of an empire.
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I scored one earlier this year for a good price as well. Ammo is kind of a pain to find though. It was designed for a .38/200 which isnít made commercially so you just have to use .38 s&w short. I tend to see a lot of unburned powder in the bore after using that stuff.
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Nice score. I've always wanted one, but those that I've come across were beat.
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I find break top action revolvers are interesting. Makes me think of gunslingers using these types for faster reloading by hand. Very nice find OP. I'm jealous!
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Great find OP. Top breaks look so cool.

For the reloaders here, how complex if at allwould it be to load .38/200 with Barnes lead free projectiles? Reason I ask is because it would be cool to woods roam with one while "hunting"

Dam, just saw bore diameter at .361 so no luck:<

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