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    Posted: May 04 2016 at 6:18pm
I passed on the "war finish" Webley.  I always wanted an Enfield, so I popped on this Enfield No.2 Mk1 from 1939.
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nice, that looks really good. in great shape!
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Nice purchase! Very good handling revolvers. Tons of history too.
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Wow, very nice.
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very nice , it looks to be in excellent condition , congrats 

the reeded grip scales without marking disc are mkI of the 1935 to 1938 D-F prefix vintage , the switch to reeded with the marking disc mkII is generally attributed to 1938-1943 G-Q prefix , but i would consider those correct with use of stores and not knowing your SN prefix 
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I did see a 1936 with checkered grips and no marking disk.  I will have the revolver in a few days and check the SN.
If you have one, would you post a pic?
Is there an Enfield Revolver book that I should have in my library.  Mr. Boothroyd has only a passing mention, with a nice drawing, of the No.2 Mk1?
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there is a book , its stamps and skennerton , .380 enfield no. 2 revolver , not sure if its still in print nor available but as skimpy as it is , it has a wealth of info , as close to the consolidation of info as is available to date , that i know of , there may be something new out there but im unaware of it these days , 

the chequerd walnut are the early ones , serial number 1 to prefix C dated 1927 - 1934 by that reference , ive always held that one cannot be so specific in the transition years as nothing was thrown out and these were government produced - maintained , stuff got changed in service and civilian hands , we go with what they told us and what might have occurred after , nothing is set in stone - collectors like the norm , 

when it comes to enfields we never use "never or always" just sayin , 
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When it comes to any kind of Enfield the phrases are "it may have been", "it could have been" and "possibly".
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A Square, I found ".380 Enfield No.2 Mk1 Revolver" at Abe's books.  Price ranged from $50.00 to over $200.00.  However, Amazon had one for $30.00.  It's ordered.  Thanks!
I have been looking for an Enfield revolver since I saw your collection.  I am hoping it is a good pick.  It should show up by the end of the week.
I hope your rough times are smoothing out, and wish you my best.
 
I hear you guys.  During my limited involvement with Enfield and Webley, I have noticed the but, however, and we think maybe of the subject. 
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you got a really nice one from what i see , enjoy and as bear points out do always take what you get with the modifiers , even the reference books as carefully researched as they are , can be and are wrong in hindsight and later revelations , 
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Ok, now I have a revolver with a lanyard ring and no lanyard.
I found one at IMA for ten bucks.  It's for a WWII Webley and it is green.  Says original.  But, I've seen tan ones too.
I understand the anything goes for Enfield, Webley and WWII stuff.
The web sling for my Enfield Rifle No.4 Mk2 is green and stamped 1949, so I am guessing I'm ok here.  I just hate to guess.
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there were different colors , i have khaki , khaki and green , green - had navy blue once , 

sorta used the different colors to differentiate mine for no other reason than i could , the tan are on my 380s ,   the green/tan on my 455s , the green are on my US lend lease and canadian pistols , 





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Thanks A Square.  Love your collection.
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i did kinda change it up to the webley having the green/tan , and enfields having the tan eventually as i ran out of choices , i should have bought more when they were available 

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Glad you showed those close up pics.  There is no clip for the ring.  I do not think the metal clip looks authentic.  And kinda dumb.  Rust and all.
Just noticed my pics are gone.
 
I found a blue wool RAF one on the Ebay.  Sans clip.  It is a repro, ok temporarily.
RAF is a good guess for the pistol's past.  Sounds good anyway.  Now all I need is a Spitfire.
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