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 Post subject: enfield wooden grips
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 22:15 pm 
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Hi all,

does anybody online sell original or replica wooden grips for the enfield revolver?

i am looking for the 'first pattern' grip found on early models of the revolver. not the later backelite type ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:11 am 
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You will probably find a dealer in the states.


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I bought a pair of bakelite grips from Apex Gun Parts in the USA a few years back, but they appear to have since stopped international sales.

I had the luck to pick up a pair of wooden grips (the later type) off eBay earlier this year for a very reasonable price. That was because they were a BIN auction and I spotted them first. ;)

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No dealer in the states will send any gunparts aboard now due to law changes, but its down to you if you know someone in the states and the item is not illegal here if you want them to forward on a parcel. If it gets caught in the post you will loose it.


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Numrich Gun Parts Corporation still ship internationally, although they'll relieve you of a $25 handling charge + P&P for the privilege. Unfortunately they don't do Enfield No.2 parts. Apex is the only one I know of.

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i'll probably be better off getting a local gunsmith / craftsman to do it then.. seeing its so hard to obtain a ready made one :)

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You will probably find it cheaper to buy another gun with the grips you want and swap them over. Do you want them to return your gun to a certain era? Whats your serial number?


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the serial number is A380 something, its a 1932 revolver. it currently has the black backelite grips, following a 1952 FTR, however i'd like to use the wooden grips to portray an early war weapon.

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A380? is quite an early gun, I see why you would want the early walnut grips now. Is it deffo a 1932? It would fit the srial number sequence I have collated if it was 1931. I've been puting some serial numbers together for the Enfield No.2 (Like my Bren register) and so far I have these rough production figures.

1927 Tool room examples (1 & 3 exist)
1929 1 (Royal Armouries), 42 (My collection), 177 (My Collection)& 188 (USA)
1930 489 to 3965
1931 5703 to A4796
1932 A6527 to B4447

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i'm pretty sure its a 1932. the serial number is definitely an A series, the number itself is either A3800 or maybe A4800 i'l lcheck once i'm at home and maybe pass on some pictures of the markings it has.

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yepp confirmed, serial numer is A4800. do you want any more info on the markings for your research?

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