As issued to the armoured corp
Certainly possible. .44 Special was never a military cartridge, but the Russians could have used the older ammo in this pistol. But with the British proofs, I think was meant for the UK. The Brits were desperate for anything that could throw a bullet then. Maybe someone at the S&W Forum can decipher these proofs better than I, who is no expert.
That much I can help with
Brit tankers ? That would be rather cool !
not yours - but this one with the bobbed hammer
Enfield Mk. 2. There was a bit of a scuffle with Webley over this revolver. As in " you wankers stole our design (for the Webley Mk IV)" , which they sorta did. Both handguns are great shooters and very collectable.
Oh it’s heaven
What model is that James?
Let’s play guess the pistol.
Anyone else wanna guess?
Now how the hell do I find out what year this was made? I’ve been all over the internets and cannot find anything.
Well it could be from anywhere from 1949-1980. In Egypt they are known as the M1951.
I have good search skills?
Sooo, not a wheel gun fan?
I meant the exact year based on my serial number.
There’s a ton more info I’m trying to locate too. Like will the Beretta M1951 barrel, block and such interchange? I don’t think my block is cracked so that’s good. Gotta locate some original mags. Time for an eBay trip. Haha.
Sorry Brother I’m multitasking again. Good question, and I don’t have the answer.
No worries. I’ll keep looking.