38 s&w revolver help??


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Old 12-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #1
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I found this old revolver at my great grandfathers house and I was wondering if anybody could tell me what it is? It is a 38 S&W 6 shot revolver and it has a bunch of markings on it. SN is 81xx, it has a mark saying 767" and one saying 3.5 tons. Anybody know what this is? And do you think it's safe to fire? Thanks.



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Old 12-29-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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That looks like an Enfield #2 MKI in 38 S&W caliber.



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That looks like an Enfield #2 MKI in 38 S&W caliber.
Think it's safe to shoot?
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yep but it might be a scott and webley

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That is (as he said up there^^^) not a S&W. It is an Enfield- sidearm of the British Army. Tons refers to the pressures in proof testing. It is on caliber .38 S&W, NOT .38 Special. Brits used a 200 grain .38 S&W. They called it .380 Revolver.

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Well made guns, safe with the correct ammo IF it is original condition- which we cannot tell over the internet. Get a gunsmith to take a look at it.

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Your pistol is actually an Enfield No. 2-Mark 1*. It differs from the Mark 1 in that the hammer spur has been removed and the lock work is double action only. This model was developed due to the Royal Tank Regiment finding that the hammer spur caught on the internal fittings when the crews entered or exited the tank.

The pistol is chambered for the Briltish .380/200 Revolver cartridge which is the same as the .38 Smith and Wesson (.38 S&W) . The original British loading was with a 200 grain lead bullet. This bullet was replaced by a 178 grain metal clad bullet 1938 to comply with the Geneva Convention. Remington, Winchester and Fiocchi currently load the .38 S&W with a 146 grain lead bullet.



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