not an enfield - but a webley air pistol , an early one with wood grip scales and its all metal - no plastic on this one , has a nice holster that came with it , and lots of patent stamps , this is an early one , of the 1920s type started production in 1924 ,
same vendor had one from the 50s and one from the 60s - im thinking on those , might make an offer just to round out my webley/enfield collection a bit ,
Webley's airgun history began in 1910 when an interesting air pistol, with an in-line spring piston and barrel, was designed and patented by William Whiting, then director of Webley & Scott. At least one working example was constructed, but the gun never went into production. The first production Webley airgun was the Mark I air pistol designed by Douglas Johnstone and John Fearn. It was patented and appeared in 1924 and became an immediate success. Like the Webley & Scott firearms, these pistols were built of interchangeable parts of superior quality and the designs were internationally patented. In these new pistols, placing the barrel over the spring chamber allowed a relatively long barrel in a compact gun. The Mark I was soon followed by a target model, the Mark II Deluxe version. A smaller air pistol, the Junior, was introduced in 1929 to give younger shooters a more economical version. It had a smoothbore barrel for firing reusable darts for economy of use. These young users soon were eager to acquire the more advanced Webley models. Shortly after the Junior air pistol had been launched, Webley & Scott brought out the more powerful Senior air pistol which established a basic pattern for future manufacture. Its improved method for cocking the air chamber piston, plus the use of the stirrup barrel latch, now a Webley hallmark, contributed to the enduring popularity of the design.