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Old 03-06-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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soo im really into top break revolvers. theres just something about them that makes em cooler then the others.
soo whats your favorites?
heres my submission

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Old 03-06-2009, 06:13 AM   #2
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Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver, Russian Model.

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I like my Enfield No. 2 Mk. 1. It fits my hand well and I enjoy owning a piece of history. While the trigger is pretty heavy, the .38 S&W round has little recoil. I'm fairly accurate with it. I think it is cool to open a top break and see the spent cartridges come right out. Plus, you are obligated to speak with a phony British accent whenever handling it.

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The Enfield No. 2 Mk. 1 .38 Caliber Revolver - Associated Content

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I like my Enfield No. 2 Mk. 1. It fits my hand well and I enjoy owning a piece of history. While the trigger is pretty heavy, the .38 S&W round has little recoil. I'm fairly accurate with it. I think it is cool to open a top break and see the spent cartridges come right out. Plus, you are obligated to speak with a phony British accent whenever handling it.

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yeah i thought of buying the enfield but im not a big fan of double action only
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Smith & Wesson No. 3 Revolver, Russian Model.

Always found this type of revolver interesting; isn't this one related to the "schofield"? There is just something comforting about the way they break open like my first lil .410 shotgun.
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Yes, Smith & Wesson also made a No. 3 that had been modified to the specifications of Major George Schofield, a cavalry officer. This was an attempt to obtain military contracts for the revolver. The Schofield revolvers were chambered in .45 Schofield, which is a shorter version of the .45 Colt cartridge. From my reading it seems like Smith & Wessons reluctance to chamber the gun in .45 Colt resulted in its not being widely adopted by the military.

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I like my Enfield No. 2 Mk. 1. It fits my hand well and I enjoy owning a piece of history. While the trigger is pretty heavy, the .38 S&W round has little recoil. I'm fairly accurate with it. I think it is cool to open a top break and see the spent cartridges come right out. Plus, you are obligated to speak with a phony British accent whenever handling it.

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i liked your article about it.
if you would like i have some more info on the webleys and enfields
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soo im really into top break revolvers. theres just something about them that makes em cooler then the others.
soo whats your favorites?
heres my submission
This looks like the same gun posed as a Webley/Fosberry Automatic revolver in another post. Were they mixed?

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Never really cared for the top breaks so much, having spent my youth repairing them.

But of all of them, the one that sort of appeals to me is the S&W No. 2 revolvers, in .38 S&W with spur triggers. Sort of neat looking.

Many of the old top breaks I got ahold of had the frame lugs worn rounded so they jumped open with each shot. Learned to have someone deposit weld metal on the lugs and dress them down with a file.

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This looks like the same gun posed as a Webley/Fosberry Automatic revolver in another post. Were they mixed?

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no it was just a miscommunication
i wasn't saying this was a webley fosberry
i was saying its a weird webley because of the safety on it
the webley fosberry was just a submission for a weird gun
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