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by 728shooter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Vi
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Re: Vi

lewwallace, my-bad in not noticing the OP date! That being said, I think the numbers we see today probably haven't changed that much in a year, still an interesting post. BTW, you have a very nice collection of IV's!

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by 728shooter
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

From what I have learned from some Brits, the spurless hammer version has nothing to do with tankers. It was strictly for cost savings in production and training. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_No._2#Variants I, too, have heard that same argument and it does make sense except for one thing. ...
by 728shooter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

728shooter, I was under the impression the ones you call as bobbed hammer were specifiacally made that way for certain British military units? Not post war modified? Steve Steve -- According to info that I've read, the design of all N02's made late in the war was changed to bobbed-hammer configurat...
by 728shooter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: Vi
Replies: 7
Views: 3687

Re: Vi

Any indication of date of mfg.? Pre-war, war-finish or post-war? Picture looks like a clean one, I'd say $450-$550 OTD price would be fair.

For what its worth; I just bought a very clean post-war mkIV at an auction for around $420. Added plus, its marked SPF with safety intact.
by 728shooter
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

Apparently, there are some out there that don't necessarily agree with your criteria of what defines rare. There were many No2's manufactured during their production years, only a fraction of which survive to this day, the majority having bobbed hammers. While there are many Enfield No.2's out there...
by 728shooter
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

lewwallace, you are exactly right in your assessment of pricing. You can ask whatever you want for an item but the true value of it can only be determined by what someone else is willing to pay. And that may be entirely different for the next person... When I see the "estimated value" of a firearm l...
by 728shooter
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

I, too, have the same pistol, marked R.A.F. on the side, 1938 mfg. with hammer spur intact. Beautiful condition throughout, lucky enough to find it in a pawn shop about 6-7 years ago. American Rifleman did a "...this old gun" feature on one like this a few years ago, said the value at the time was ...
by 728shooter
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

I have the copy of the Am. Rifleman article, I put it in a safe place a while back where it wouldn't get lost, so now I can't find it.... Go figure! Will tear the house apart this weekend, I know its here somewhere.... Pistol is in the lock-up, will get it out to take a couple of pics too. I think t...
by 728shooter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

72 usmc, thank you for that information. Looks like I'll pass on buying it, not worth the chance of messing something up!

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by 728shooter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth Pistols
Topic: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver
Replies: 29
Views: 12472

Re: RAF MARKED ENFIELD NO2 revolver

I, too, have the same pistol, marked R.A.F. on the side, 1938 mfg. with hammer spur intact. Beautiful condition throughout, lucky enough to find it in a pawn shop about 6-7 years ago. American Rifleman did a "...this old gun" feature on one like this a few years ago, said the value at the time was a...
by 728shooter
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Jap 7.7 Ammo...Safe to Shoot?

Have a chance to buy some original military Jap 7.7 ammo, some loose, and some on 30-round charger strips. Was told that the ammo on the chargers was for MG's. No head stamp markings on any of it that I looked at, so no idea as to when it was made or where. My question is: 1) Is it safe to use any o...

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