Accepted into service in 1938, this revolver features a spurless hammer and is double action only. Chambered in .380 SAA ball, it also accepts .38 S&W. Muzzle velocity is around 600 FPS. The trigger pull is HEAVY. With it’s bobbed hammer, it’s sometimes referred to as the tanker model. For those with a sharp eye, the holster is dated 1952.
Break open and auto ejecting makes loading faster than say a Nagant, but the break open lever spring is stiff indeed.
This is a robust revolver, and will take some abuse, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My example is missing it’s lanyard ring.
Nice big block sights…
There’s that dang heavy trigger…
Still, it’s a great piece of history and fun to shoot!
If you’re into British WWII kit, be on the lookout for one. Throw some lead down rage (slowly), and keep the Jerries away in the process!