Lean & Mean
No, it wasn't Webley nor Enfield. It was in fact Smith & Wesson Victory model chambered in .38/200 British. It was the most sought after wheelgun among the Commonwealth troops during WW2 and many did trade their Webleys for the American made revolvers. I've read that British Commando units were big on using it, when they had no access to Colt 1911A1. Canadians were lucky to get the S&W's exclusively as they were never issued the top break revolvers. This, particular example was made in the very end of 1944, just before the new style hammer block was introduced. Perhaps that's why it's still in very good condition. Bore looks excellent, lock up is tight and the single action trigger...is a dream. Double action is good, but I've seen better. Despite war production...it's obvious that these revolvers were of very high quality. No wonder the troops were so in love with these. I'm planning to save the grips and replace them with the NC Ordnance made copies for the range use. I also have a NOS barrel that came in the mail today to have one...just in case for the future. I love the smell of this thing! Nothing like a smell of the old gun! Cheers!