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    Need info on this Enfield No. 2 Mk 1** revolver

    A friend requested that I research this Enfield revolver for him. Since my knowledge of Enfield and Webley "pistols" is almost nill I turn to the forum for assistance.

    The attached pics are of what I believe to be a Enfield No. 2 Mk1 ** in cal .38/200.

    The right side is marked "DI**" Is this a code for plant of manufacturer?
    The cylinder is marked "S.P.T. 54" Meaning?
    The top of the barrel is marked " Proof marks, broad arrow/45" Is 45 the year of production?

    Why does is take the hands of Thor to open a No. 2?
    What is the purpose of the little wings in front of the cylinder?

    Thx, Steve
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    DE1** = Enfield Mk1/2
    SPT 54 don't know but Police something, 1954
    Yes, 45 = year or production
    Hands of Thor, the barrel strap is too tight. But remember after a bit of use it will(?) loosen up. Remember, generally mechanical things do not tighten up with age.
    Little wings are brush guards to deflect anything from the face of the chamber.

    Good tough little pistols. There is a LOT of info on them in this forum

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    Many Thanks Peter.

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    re Hands of Thor
    I have noticed that many people when attempting to open a top break Enfield/Webley will push down mightily on top of the barrel while depressing the latch. This locks the catch. Push down on the barrel lightly, one finger will do it.
    SPT 54 is steel batch number.

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    I can't seem to put SPT/54 into a steel manufacturer category. Not saying that it isn't of course but it's not the usual ones we see like CF etc etc, Interesting.

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    Hands of Thor revisited:
    Put on a UKicon mind set (forgetting my USAicon experience with S-W and Colt revolvers) and found a hand position that works well.
    What does not work: Firing right handed cannot depress cylinder latch far enough with right thumb to open cylinder. Must have a very strong clip latch spring.
    What works: Hold barrel pointing forward with right hand. The first three fingers of left hand hold the pistol in front of the trigger guard while depressing latch with left thumb. Works easily and allows for reloading with right hand after ejecting fired cases.
    Future: In my part of the USA .38 S&W ammunition is hard to find. Guess this old war horse will spend it's retirement unused.
    Thanks: Many Thanks to Peter and Green for your assistance.

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