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Title: Enfield Mark II Revolver and Lanyard

Date: ca. 1884

From the first years of the force, the North-West Mounted Police carried side-arms for their work on the prairies. This Mark II Enfield was one of over 1000 issued between 1882 and 1905. It is .476 calibre, held 6 rounds of ammunition and weighed about 1 kilogram (2 pounds 4 ounces). Notice that this revolver has the standard markings: NWMP and CANADA. The ring at the bottom of the grip would be attached to a lanyard that was worn around the upper body.

Collection Area: Military and Mounted Police

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: C-32710; R57.72 C

Image No: P0017554

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The North-West Mounted Police: Policing the West education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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