A very nice example of the "Pistol, Revolver, .380-200, No. 2 Mark I*" as used in the Second World War by the British Army. This example is all original, and is a pre-1968 import; no post-1986 importer stamps. All markings are correct, including the military proofs and the Birmingham proofs from when the gun was released for civilian sale, probably in the early 1960's. This gun shoots our .38 S&W caliber round, identical to the British ".380-200" in case dimensions.
It was made at the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock. All numbers match, including the barrel, cylinder, and frame. The finish is in decent shape, and is the standard baked-on black material. Grips are Bakelite Mark II type with an un-inscribed unit property disk inset into the right side. Regrettably the lanyard swivel is gone. It is tight, locks up nicely, and shoots well. The hammer has no spur because these guns were made that way. The spurred hammer of the "Mark I" would tend to catch on clothing and the interiors of tanks, so this model was developed for double-action only shooting. It's sometimes called the "Tanker Model," but in fact was standard infantry issue throughout the war and long afterwards. The bore is bright and shiny and free of corrosion or pitting.
About as nice an example as you will find, and a wonderful medium-bore "plinker." The .38 S&W is still loaded and easily obtained, as are reloading dies and components.
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