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The third version is the Mk I**, which was a variant of the Mk I*.This was a simplified version for wartime production and adopted on July 29 1942. While the elimination of this feature made the revolver appreciably easier to produce, it proved an altogether false economy since it gave the revolver an alarming tendency to accidentally discharge if it was dropped. The pistol has a barrel dated '19 on the left side near the rear but, the original (barrel) serial number is lined out and replaced with the frames serial number. My markings are so weak that I doubt I can get a picture of them. On the right side of my frame above the trigger is a Enfield over a crown and 1924 (no month) under the crown. On the right side of my frame above the trigger is a Enfield over a crown and 1924 (no month) under the crown.The revolvers made by Albion Motors will be marked with "ALBION" on the right side of the frame.
The vast majority of the Enfield No.2 Mk I revolvers were modified to the Mk I* configuration during WWII.
When the lock is released, pushing down on the front of the barrel brings the cylinder up thus exposing the rear of the cylinder for reloading.
This pivoting action also operates an extractor that pushes any cartridges in the chambers out far enough so that they will fall free, or can be easily removed.
It is thought that most of the HAC revolvers have been destroyed in the numerous Australian gun amnesties and government buy backs programs.
The Singer sewing machine company manufactured components which they sent to Enfield for assembly into its revolvers.
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The checkered grip panels are made of wood and there is a metal disc inlay on the right grip.