38 cal. BNP ??? have many questons


PDA






trock15
February 18, 2011, 07:53 PM
I recently purchased a 38 cal. revolver. It has England stamped on the side and BNP stamped in about 8 place's. It has a 5 inch barrel. Can any one point me in a direction to get more info on this piece?

Thanks

If you enjoyed reading about "38 cal. BNP ??? have many questons" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Jim Watson
February 18, 2011, 08:00 PM
Sure, right here.
Right after you post good clear close pictures.

Your description fits a Smith & Wesson lend lease or Victory model; an Enfield No 2, or a Webley Mk IV that I can think of offhand.

trock15
February 18, 2011, 08:33 PM
Ok I hope these are in here. Take a look and lets see if they help any.

JustinL
February 18, 2011, 08:40 PM
It looks like an Enfield #2 in .38 Smith & Wesson, not .38 Special. I couldn't tell you much more than that.

SaxonPig
February 19, 2011, 09:57 AM
Yup. It's an Enfield. British service revolver from the the 1930s through the end of WW II. Should have a date stamped on the barrel.

As noted it shoots the 38 S&W cartridge (not the longer 38 Special). This ammo is pricey but easy to reload if you care to do it. I have several pistols in this caliber (also known by various other names like .380 Mk 2, 38 British, 38/200) and load for them all.

Here's my Enfield. Look familiar?

http://www.fototime.com/F8C0A127D6EC4C9/standard.jpg

sixgunner455
February 19, 2011, 12:45 PM
Cool!

If you enjoyed reading about "38 cal. BNP ??? have many questons" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!