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Offline Drydock

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Or a collection of good ideas fudged together?



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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2022, 03:42:23 AM »
Apparently they haven't yet done the episode on the Mk II Enfield revolver they kept talking about … at least a search didn't turn it up.   My Enfield is a Mk II, but in my view shares pretty well all of the faults of the Mk I that they talk about in this episode.

And I must say, in answer to the question in your post title:  "No, not really a good idea at all!"    I find the Enfield very awkward to operate … and have long described it as a "Rube Goldberg type contraption". Having to load one round at a time through the side-gate is quite annoying with a top-break revolver, and the extraction system is downright bizarre! It did not last very long as the issue handgun of the British military … although it continued as the primary pistol of the NWMP until 1905!



Although I've brought my Enfield to Musters, I haven't ever  competed with the blasted thing … not even this past summer with my NWMP persona … and my revolver is documented as having been an NWMP-issue handgun!  Rather than use it (… or my rather delicate Mark III Adams …) I went to considerable expense and effort to acquire my Uberti S&W Russian in order to have a more functional handgun which fit the persona.
 

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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2022, 07:41:34 AM »
Was it a good idea?  In a word, "NO"!
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2022, 12:45:30 PM »
A revolver designed by a committee.
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 05:44:07 PM »
Design by committee is almost always a bad idea..........
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2022, 09:11:26 PM »
As I recall, the camel has been called "a horse designed by a committee" …  ;D
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2022, 06:00:16 AM »
In looks maybe, but actually an amazing design!  Sort of like an SMLE.  Not much to look at, but works really well!
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2022, 08:33:32 AM »
I’ve only seen one in the wild. Definitely a unique revolver. Too bad they couldn’t have combined it with a Fosbery. Steam punk revolver for sure.
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Re: Enfield Revolver MK 1: This was a good idea?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2022, 06:34:12 PM »
On the bright side, it is not a Nagant. . . .
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