Schofield Cal.45 revolver, USA 1875

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DENIX Schofield revolver story by Sándor Senkó

Reference 1008/L

Dimensions: 36 cm
Weight: 1,145 g
Epoch: Western and American Civil War 1861-1899
Type Collectible: Revolvers

Recommended price 105.99
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  1. Posted by on 4

    My only reason for not giving a five-star rating is that I haven't felt this revolver in my hands. It looks fantastic. I have read another review here which is very informed, but I have to disagree on a couple of points. While it looks very similar to the Model 3, it lacks the typical Russian modifications, and it seems to include the slightly longer cylinder required for the new S&W 45 cartridges, roughly meeting the main modification as specified by Major Schofield. Perhaps it lacks a stamp or something, but that is less significant than the length of the cylinder.

    It was a shame for Smith and Wesson that they opted for a proprietory 45 calibre instead of just using a cylinder adequate for the long Colt cartridge. Ultimately, this created confusion and curtailed further US military orders of this brilliant revolver. The 1873 Colt Army "Peacemaker" (which replaced the Schofield) was arguably more robust too (because of the closed frame) but much slower to load. It's amusing that "Schofields" and copies of "Schofields" turned up in the Spanish Civil War, The Ulster Police force and the New South Wales police force, and even in the British army, briefly. Sometimes they were even made into snub nose revolvers.

    The happy news is that both manufacturers were able to survive, and are still manufacturing revolvers, as well as other firearms, though ironically, Smith & Wesson seems to have won back the lion's share of the quality revolver market.

  2. Posted by on 4

    Beautiful

  3. Posted by on 4

    This revolver looks a great deal like it is a Model No.3 Russian. In 1870 the U.S.Army ordered 1000 Model No.3 American. After little use, the military no longer liked the design of it and canceled it. The Russians were very impressed with the Model No.3 and in 1871, Russian Military officials spoke with Smith&Wessen regarding purchase of the Model No.3. The Russians suggested a few changes to it with S&W and a new .44 Russian chambering was born and called the Model No.3 Russian. This is also very similar to the Schofield, considered by many to be superior to the Colt SAA in the hands of mounted troops since the latch can be opened with one hand while on horseback and the empty cases eject automatically.

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