In 96% very sharp non-import marked condition, with 2 kill marks notched into the grip, we have a prime example of an early production 1933 dated Enfield No2 MkI .38/200 Service Revolver. This still has the hammer spur and is un-altered original condition. As you know, most of these revolvers had the hammer spur bobbed in 1939-40 so finding an original example is not easy. This one is all matching and the bore is mint. These revelers shoot .38 Smith & Wesson cartridges, but Steinel does make the original 200 grain loading and you can order it on line.
The No2 MkI Revolver was the standard British Sidearm at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. It was the revolver that was used during the Battle of France and in the Battle of Britain and the War in the Desert. Most of these were later modified to No2 Mk1∗ configuration which removed the hammer spur and made them double action only. Finding an un-altered example is not easy. The Enfield Revolver was a very sturdy and serviceable side arm but it suffered from a low powered cartridge. Because of ammunition shortages during the war it was quite common if not universal to load these revolvers with 9 m/m Luger/Sten Gun ammunition, which it will easily chamber and shoot fine. While highly un-safe due to the much higher pressure of the 9mm cartridge it’s certainly more of a man-stopper loaded that way and that is exactly what it was made for.