enfield revolver


On some of the photos of my Enfield revolvers I was asked by several people if the revolver pictured was an original No2 with it’s hammer spur intact. Well, in fact, I have 2 Enfield revolvers with the original hammer spur as well the original wooden grips. One however appears to have a later finish one it. As far as I can discern it would have been specifically requested that it keep it’s original configuration through FTR, so it is also a slightly unusual example. 

The fully original Enfield is marked for the “RAF” in the first row and the one that went through FTR, but retained it’s spur and grips is across from it. The bottom two are more typical examples of No2MkI** revolvers vs the No2MkI revolvers in the first row.

If you are interested in these revolvers I would suggest you pick up the Ian Skennerton book, “.380 No.2 Revolver” pictured here. 

Enfield No2MkI dated 1937

EnfieldNo2MkI dated 1937

Albion No2MkI** dated 1943

Enfield No2MkI** date unknown


Enfield No.2 Mk I

Break open British revolver from World War II, the No.2 Mk I is often referred to as the “Tanker”. Supposedly it was designed with a bobbed or spur-less hammer to prevent snags when drawing from the holster or exiting a tank, per request of tank crews. The No.2 Mk I was issued to normal troops as well, but the Tanker name stuck. (GRH)


Enfield No. 2 Mk I

Classic British revolver chambered in .38 Smith & Wesson, though it was a modified version called the .38-200. Since it is a break-open revolver, it ejects all of its spent shells in one motion, making it very fast to reload. This is in stark contrast to another WWII revolver, the Russian Nagant M1895, which had a horrible reload time since each shell had to be ejected one at a time and then loaded one at a time. (GRH)