Even when the WD started issuing revolvers in the early 1880's it was the Enfield MK I and MK II, which were abysmal disasters. My particular revolver has a South African provenance and given the amount of wear on the grips I would say it saw some use.
Of course I would like to fantasize that it was used in the Zulu or Boer wars, but I have no way of knowing.
Well, this one finally showed up, and it's a winner.
These pistols were first made by the Webley Scott firm and later also by the ordnance factory at Enfield and are so marked.
Such a conversion, while more practical from an ammunition source standpoint, adversely affects collectiblity of the handgun nowadays.
Also, there i some controversy whether the Webley .455 series pistols are of sufficient strength to safely fire the ACP round.
The pistol has a barrel dated '19 on the left side near the rear but, the original (barrel) serial number is lined out and replaced with the frames serial number. My markings are so weak that I doubt I can get a picture of them. On the right side of my frame above the trigger is a Enfield over a crown and 1924 (no month) under the crown.
On the right side of my frame above the trigger is a Enfield over a crown and 1924 (no month) under the crown.