Enfield No. 2

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Enfield No. 2 Mk.I Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Enfield No.2 Mk.1* - .38 S&W
Enfield No.2 Snubnose - .38 S&W

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History

The successor to the Webley Mk VI service revolver. Introduced in 1931. It had a smaller frame and was in .38 S&W instead of the bigger .455 Webley caliber. One of the examples shown here was known as the No.2 MkI*. It had a bobbed 'anti snag' hammer due to troubles reported by tank crewmen. Supposedly the first model's hammer spur would catch and snag. This was the official sidearm for the British Army until 1957 when it was replaced by the Browning Hi-Power which is still in service today.

Though it resembles the Webley Mk IV revolver it has significant engineering differences.The Webley Mk IV was introduced by Webley in 1923 as a potential police revolver. The British government at the same time had decided to go to a smaller caliber revolver and liked the 38 caliber load that the Webley Mk IV fired, but in the post war years financial austerity was the watchword. The British government did not want to pay Webley for its design. In 1926-1927 the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock made changes to the lockwork and trigger mechanism, largely in the provision of a hammer safety lock and a separate cylinder lock. With these modifications the revolver was designated the Enfield No.2. Its full title was Pistol, Revolver, Number 2 Mark 1. Ironically in World War II with demand outstripping the ability to produce the Enfield No.2 the British government purchased a large number of the Webley Mk IV for issue. So while the two models look alike they are very different.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Desert Rats, The Charles Tingwell Lt. Harry Castairs 1953
Desert Rats, The Allied officers 1953
Ice Cold in Alex British officers Mostly seen in holsters 1958
The Giant Behemoth British sergeant 1959
Yesterday's Enemy British officers and sergeants 1959
Konga British soldier 1961
The Guns of Navarone Anthony Quayle Roy Franklin 1962
Help! Victor Spinetti Professor Foot Mk.1* 1965
Pierrot Goes Wild (Pierrot le Fou) Jean-Paul Belmondo Ferdinand 'Pierrot' Griffon Mk.1* 1965
Jimmy Karoubi The dwarf
OAS members
Treasure of the Aztecs Rik Battaglia Capt. Verdoja Mk.1 1965
Lex Barker Dr. Karl Sternau
Pyramid of the Sun God Rik Battaglia Capt. Verdoja Mk.1 1965
Cast a Giant Shadow Kirk Douglas "Mickey" Marcus 1966
Cast a Giant Shadow James Donald Major Safir in hip holster 1966
When Eight Bells Toll Anthony Hopkins Philip Calvert Mk.1 1971
Mafia Junction Fake British constables 1973
Fear over the City (Peur sur la ville) Adalberto Maria Merli Minos Mk.1 1975
The Phoney (Le Faux-cul) Seen in Maxime's cupboard; Mk.1* 1975
The Last Round (Il conto è chiuso) Grimaldi's bodyguard Mk.I 1976
The Island of Dr Moreau Burt Lancaster Dr. Paul Moreau Mk I* 1977
The Island of Dr Moreau Michael York Andrew Braddock Mk I* 1977
Escape to Athena Claudia Cardinale Eleana No. 2 Mk I* 1979
Escape to Athena Brothel girl No. 2 Mk I* 1979
Bukit Kepong Jins Shamsudin Sgt. Jamil Mohd Shah No.2 Mk I* 1981
Bukit Kepong village chief
Communist lieutenant
Wild Geese II Paul Antrim RSM James Murphy Mk.1* 1985
City on Fire Danny Lee Fu Mk.1 1987
The Beast of War Young Mujahideen Mk.1 1988
Serenity Bar patron Snubnose 2005
Bandidas Steve Zahn Quentin 2006
Black Book Resistance fighter 2006
The Bullet Vanishes Nicholas Tse Captain Guo Zhui 2012
The Bullet Vanishes Wang Hai nikel plated 2012
Bravo V Sofi Jikan Sidek Tapa No.2 Mk I* 2015
Chew Kin Wah Commander Lim Yatt
Female communist guard

Television

Title/Episode Actor Character Note Date
The Avengers Nigel Davenport Major Robertson "The Danger Makers" (Season 4, Episode 20) 1961-69
The Avengers Diana Rigg Emma Peel "Two's a Crowd", Season 4, Episode 12 1961-69
The War Game . British police officers Mk.1* 1965
The Professionals . Billy Ep. "Old Dog with New Tricks" 1977-1981
The Professionals . Turkel's man Ep. "Old Dog with New Tricks" 1977-1981
Reilly: Ace of Spies Sam Neill Sidney Reilly Mk.1 1983
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Robert Reynolds Ladislaus Malinowski Ep. "At Bertram's Hotel" 1987
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Caroline Blakiston Bess Sedgwick Ep. "At Bertram's Hotel" 1987
The Promise Amir Najjar Hassan 2011
Father Brown - Season 3 Mk.1*; The murder weapon; "The Truth in the Wine" (S03E09) 2015
The Blacklist Assorted villains 2015

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Sweat Punch Yuko Mk.1 2001 - 2007
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Riza Hawkeye & Brother Cray Snubnose 2009-2010

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Note Release Date
Eternal Darkness "Revolver" Mk.1* 2001
Forgotten Hope 2003
Hidden & Dangerous 2 "Enfield .38" Mk.1 2003
Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 2006

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