Any C&R Distributors with Enfield No2 MkI .380 or Webley MkIV .380?
Do any C&R Distributors currently have Enfield No2 MkI .380 or Webley MkIV .380 revolvers?
I'm more a shooter than a collector. What are the opinions on which is a better design or better fun shooter?
How hard is it to find bullets of the correct diameter and weight to shoot to the sights?
What are some good load combinations for these revolvers - powder/bullet?
I haven't seen Enfields in years. Gunshow prices on Webleys have gone thru the roof. I've owned both. The Webley is the nicer of the two, it still allows for single action shooting. The early model Enfields that had the single action feature have long since moved into the collector's realm, and price. Easy cartridge to reload. I haven't done it in several years, but I don't recall I ever had any issue finding components. Pretty sure I used a modest charge of Bullseye and whatever 38 bullets I had on hand.
I don't know that anyone makes the bullets, but they're just lead round-nose bullets (200gr) so they're easy enough to cast if you're set up to do it.
.38S&W load data is less than helpful, it's underpowered (for good reason - it's all the old IJ top-breaks can take). The Enfield and Webley can handle more.
Really interested in finding a webley as well.
A quick glance at gunbroker and gunsamerica turned up exactly one 38 Webley. Asking $525. Lots of 455's with even worse price tags. Twenty years ago you couldn't give these things away. I think I sold my war finish Mk IV for $75 and was tickled to get that.