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?
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February 18, 2011, 09:00 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.
February 18, 2011, 09:33 PM
Ok I hope these are in here. Take a look and lets see if they help any.
February 18, 2011, 09:40 PM
It looks like an Enfield #2 in .38 Smith & Wesson, not .38 Special. I couldn't tell you much more than that.
February 19, 2011, 10:57 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.