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SaxonPig
December 30, 2012, 09:21 PM
From discussions on ARs and politics.

Wanted one of these for many years. But asking prices were always way too high IMO (I just don't think they are worth $400, dammit). A couple years ago I saw this one on a table at a local show. It was tagged at $100. The seller explained it was cheap because it needed repairs, the action was frozen.

I bagged it and when I got home I poured some solvent through it and brown, semi-liquid sludge flowed out. After flushing all the congealed grease out it worked slick as can be.

The 38 S&W cases are readily available and I load .357" lead bullets. Despite the bullets being a bit under-sized the gun will shoot palm-sized groups at 15 yards (and it is DA only). I find the break action a hoot to shoot. Gun is dated 1943 to go with my other WW II era firearms.


http://www.fototime.com/D84BF406ED03BAE/standard.jpg

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birdshooter
December 30, 2012, 09:24 PM
That is really cool. What make and model is it?

skt239
December 30, 2012, 09:26 PM
That is certainly a tiring debate. Make your opinion known through the ballot box or in letters to elected representatives. At least that way it's doing some good... As for the revolver, it's beautiful, congrats.

KTXdm9
December 30, 2012, 09:41 PM
Nice top break revolver. What make is it?

Guillermo
December 30, 2012, 09:42 PM
I bet sitting around sipping glenmorangie portwood with Saxon and chatting guns would be a hell of a lot of fun.

highpower
December 30, 2012, 09:56 PM
It's an Enfield, I don't collect these, so I can't remember the mark number.

Edited to reflect the info posted below:

It appears to be a very nice example of an Enfield Number 2 Mark I**

F-111 John
December 30, 2012, 10:17 PM
It appears to be a very nice example of an Enfield Number 2 Mark I**

Here's mine:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6465332159_9a6ca74a66_z.jpg

bannockburn
December 31, 2012, 07:04 AM
SaxonPig

Nice old Enfield you found there. Years ago I picked up a Webley Mk. IV in similar condition and it cleaned up rather nicely as well.

PabloJ
December 31, 2012, 09:44 AM
One used to be able to pick up 'Wartime Finish' Webleys for about $150 to $200. Now the prices are North of $400. The Militaria collectors have bottomless pockets and it is IMPOSSIBLE to compete with them.

Nathanael_Greene
December 31, 2012, 10:59 AM
I've got one of these puppies. Haven't ever shot it, though.

35 Whelen
December 31, 2012, 11:23 AM
I bagged it and when I got home I poured some solvent through it and brown, semi-liquid sludge flowed out. After flushing all the congealed grease out it worked slick as can be.



Nice pistol and very intriquing. And it reminds me.....

When our local Big 5 used to have milsurps, specifically No. 4 Enfields, I could never figure out why all their bores looked so horribly rusted. Then one day I bought one and brought it home and found it wasn't rust at all, rather dried grease! Probably the same stuff that was in your pistol!!



35W

Boostedtwo
December 31, 2012, 11:33 AM
Good buy, always a good day when you get a deal on a firearm

AethelstanAegen
January 1, 2013, 06:31 AM
I also needed a break, so I bought a S&W Safety Hammerless. I'd say the condition's rougher but not too shabby for a 114/115 year old revolver. It's also in .38 S&W so it looks like I'm going to have to get into handloading.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn100/AethelstanAegen/DSC02308_zpsc302a6c4.jpg

highpower
January 1, 2013, 12:05 PM
I never have had a great deal of personal interest in the Webley/Enfield revolvers, I guess I just always thought they were too homely. However, I have thinking lately, that I should have bought one when they were cheap.

Nice lemon squeezer AA!

jj1962hemi
January 1, 2013, 12:10 PM
I've regrettably passed on a few Webleys and Enfields over the past five years ($2-300), but did get a great deal on a S&W No. 3 Safety too. For as little as I shoot it, I'm OK with paying $0.60/round.

Thanks for the great distraction from the day's events!

ApacheCoTodd
January 1, 2013, 05:13 PM
Nice. Are those DAO by deign or only because they deleted the hammer spurs?

GuessdI'm wondering, can a fella put a spurred hammer on one and get all single action with it?

F-111 John
January 1, 2013, 06:02 PM
The Enfield Number 2 Mark 1 was a DA/SA revolver. During WWII production was simplified to the Number 2 Mark I* DAO. It was further simplified to the Mark I**, but most were converted back to Mark I*.

It is possible to convert a Mark I* back to a DA/SA Mark I if you have the proper parts.

AethelstanAegen
January 1, 2013, 06:14 PM
Nice lemon squeezer AA!
Thanks, highpower. I'm really enjoying it.

An Enfield has been on my list for quite a while but the last gun show I went to only had one WAY over priced, but the lemon squeezer caught my eye so it wasn't a total bust.

Saxonpig, you always manage to make a new post to make me supremely jealous of your finds...haha. That is a very nice Enfield!

BYJO4
January 1, 2013, 09:10 PM
Always nice to own a peace of history.

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