Originally Posted by RJay
The grips and hammer spur appear to be standard to the Enfield No.2 Mark 1*, on the right side of the firearm ( with break open design ) there should appear the name Enfield over a crown. If these markings are not there I'm thinking the gun has been bead blasted and refinished. Even the War time finish guns still had the Enfield markings or the more rarer Albion markings
I got ya, I looked at it under a large magnifying glass that I use for notebooks when I'm checking for serial numbers & I find nothing. I know that on the right side just next to the grip it should have Enfield, Crown & sometimes manufacture date. In that area all I see is either P 1** or D 1** Note: the 1 could be the letter "I". Nothing else is stamped on the gun but the markings I stated in my first posting. Although I can see in a couple places what looks to be an upside down 7 followed by J with 1394. One spot on the bottom ahead of the trigger guard it reads "7 J" with "1394" under it.
I guess if I took a couple months & slowly polish this thing maybe I can find something but I hate to make it worth less by making a mistake during the cleaning process. I can say this, there is no "Enfield" stamped on the revolver period.
What would I look for if it is an Albion?
I should get my grandson to com over & make a combination of all the markings & put them into one photo so all the markings can be seen. I can't get any information from the original owner. This was passed down from his grandfather to his father to him & looking at the shape you can see that they didn't take completely good care of it with exception of the barrel which is perfectly clean & shines with no rust spots or signs of corrosion.
I'm still looking for replacement grips because one is broken.
Note: I found replacement grips. $28.00 shipped. One less thing to worry about. I'll post another picture once the are on & I get this old guy cleaned up a bit more.