A rare breed...Australia's less than successful attempt at home-grown handgun production during World War Two.
Note Sydney inspection stamp on frame at top by grip panel. Shape of barrel catch and front edge of cylinder differs from Enfield and Albion production.
Serial number "8", stamped on cylinder edge. Defense Dept. acceptance, "D /|\ D", stamped below cylinder.
Early, stamped manufacturer info. pre-dates engraved logo and seems to indicate naval use. Note simple punch used to create a second star on upgrade to Mk. I**.
Wear marks lead to the belief that this revolver was seldom shot and spent most of its service life protected in a full flap holster.
Greatly simplified cam lever, extra milling on the frame below it, and the much less robust thumb-piece of the barrel catch, all differ from British production.
Serial number "8", stamped on barrel and frame, with a view of the simplified machining of the edge of the cylinder.
Proof of the real Mc Coy, the Sydney inspection stamp.
Barrel markings confirming the caliber, early production date and the most important mark of Sydney inspector number four.