Originally Posted by Jim K
The No. 2 Mk 1 had the hammer spur. The Mk 1* and Mk 1** did not, and many Mk 1 revolvers were converted to Mk 1* by removing the spur. Reportedly the spur was eliminated because the gun was carried by tankers and the spur could catch on interior surfaces or equipment if a tanker had to get out in a hurry.
Since the British considered the revolver very much a secondary and close range weapon, the conversion to what we call "double action only" was not considered a problem.
Jim, I see you said that you had one. I also read that tankers complained about it because of what you mentioned. Did you get a good price for yours? I mean I don't know the condition but once I oil it & clean it as I cleaned my 1921 Iver Johnson Champion, I'm sure it will look a lot better than the way it looks in the picture. My grandson was over while I was checking my 770 Remington because it is a little tight at the bolt action & since I already own an Enfield Rifle, I got out the Enfield Revolver & told him that it was for him. But only sell it if he can get a good price. NEVER sell it if he's short of cash or on a impulse sell/sale.
P.M. me if you want, I don't really want to ask personal questions & expect them to be put on the site. Thanks, Dan