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Smith & Wesson MkII Hand Ejector
British Military Contract
Serial No: 62937
Circa 1915/16

Calibre 0.455

Price: £700

This is a very nice Canadian issued .455 hand ejector in very good overall condition and would make a handsome addition to any collection.

Production of the .455 Mark II Hand Ejector Second Model began in 1915 and continued until 1917 with serial numbers following on from the First model starting at serial number 5001 and continuing on up to serial number 74755. In total there were 69,754 Mark II .455's produced.

The most easily recognisable change from the first model to the second model was the removal of the ejector rod housing under the barrel, the third lock was also removed. Small changes were made such as the opening in the frame for the cylinder, this was increased by .02" both top and bottom giving more clearance.

According to Clive Law (Canadian Military Handguns, 1855-1985) Canada placed an order on August 21, 1915 for 1,500 of these revolvers.
A second order for 1,000 more was placed shortly thereafter, with 850 of those being delivered in 1915 and the remaining 150 in early 1916.
The Dept. of Militia & Defence ordered 6,000 more revolvers in late 1916, and a final 6,000 in 1917.
Of these, Canada transferred 7,000 revolvers to the British Forces in France during 1917 and 1918.

This a very nice S&W with most of its original finish remaining, the bore is very good, and the grips are undamaged.

There is some rub and loss of blue on the high points consistent with holster wear

This is a genuine Canadian Miliary contract, and bears the Canadian military inspectors on the base of the grip, crown over 30

For a pistol that is now 100 years old and issued in WWI it has survived in remakable condition

Very Good Originall Condition Including The Bore

Suitable for Section 7.1 or 7.3