Re: Old Break-Away 6 shot 38cal. pistol
One thing I see is that some of the markings are hand stamped where like the Enfield, Crown are not stamped as deep. Correct me if I'm wrong.... This could be why the Enfield & Crown are not there depending on how much this gun was cleaned when it was sent back for servicing.
I took off the grips again. The Crown with a sideways E & 37 under the E, leads me to believe that this is an Enfield made in 1937? Stamped in an area where there was not a lot of room to stamp what should be on the right side next to the grip as you talked about.
Okay, I ordered grips but while I was browsing around online I came across a guy who was displaying the wooden grips he made which looked really good. What I didn't like about them was that I could see about 1/16" gap between the top of the grip & the gun. He didn't make the grips to overlap like the picture of my Enfield has but rather the older style grip. At any rate what I was getting at was he has the same markings as mine has on the right side. No "Enfield" over the "Crown" but a small stamping that has the "Crown", sideways "E" & a different number than the "37" like mine has.
Now, where the makers mark should be like I said before that mine has what looks to be either a "D" or"P" followed with a "1"or"I", this guys has a similar marking in the same place. I find this too strange that I was able to find another Enfield with the same type of markings? [no Enfield over Crown]. I guess I should be happy that all the serial numbers match. Thanks again, Dan
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