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Enfield No.2 Mark 1
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Type Revolver pistol
Users United Kingdom
Greece
Firing mode double action
Magazine size 6

The Enfield No.2 Mark 1 is a British revolver.

DescriptionEdit

Despite the availability of more modern automatic pistols, in the 1920ies the British military insisted on staying with a revolver as standard sidearm of the army. Based on the Webley MK.VI revolver used in World war 1, which was extremly powerful but hard to aim without extensive training because of its massive recoil, a new weapon chambered for a lighter .38 cartridge was developed. The result was the Enfield No.2 MK.1 revolver, which saw service with British and Commonwealth forces from 1932 up to 1963. Though it has a quick-loading mechanism, which ejects all six cases at once after being fired, the Enfield No.2 Mark 1 was not well received by many soldiers. It has a high pull-off weight even when manually cocked. Together with the rather weak ammunition, there were no very good shooting results. Instead, there were frequent accidents where the cock of the weapon caught and unintentionally triggered shots. As a consequence, the model Enfield No. 2 Mark 1* was developed, which has no more cock spur and only offers double-action firing mode. This made the trigger even harder to pull.

In Battlegroup42, the Enfield No.2 Mark 1 is the sidearm of the scout, assault, anti-tank, rifleman and machine gunner classes of the British and Canadian forces. It is also issued the Greek scout class.

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