Chambered for .38-200, a cartridge specifically designed for military use, the Enfield No. 2 Mk 1 was the standard British sidearm in the Second World War. The No. 2 Mk 1 was born when British authorities began searching for a double-action revolver with less weight and recoil than the Webley they'd been using, that could be quickly mastered by a minimally-trained soldier and gave him a good probability of hitting an enemy with the first shot at extremely close ranges. The .38-200 round was created by combining a .38 S&W catridge with a 200 grain bullet. By using such a long, heavy, round-nosed lead bullet in a .38 caliber cartridge, it was found that the bullet, being minimally stabilized for its weight and caliber, tended to tumble longitudinally when striking an object, theoretically increasing wounding and stopping ability of human targets at short ranges. This 1942-manufactured double-action revolver features a fixed blade front sight with a rear notch and a saddle ring. Its wood and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.