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|This Second Model Schofield Revolver is one of a total of 5,934 and is serial number 3717 made in 1876 for use in the Indian Wars as a Cavalry revolver.|
It is marked US on the butt and the Schofield patent is marked on the right under the barrel and the Smith&Wesson patent on the left. Remnants of the rectangular inspectors cartouche are visible near the bottom of the walnut grips.
In 1875 the US Ordinance Board approved the purchase of Smith&Wesson revolvers known as the Schofield revolver which incorporated the design of Major George W. Schofield and were originally intended to fire the .45 Colt cartridge. However S&W made the revolver to hold .45 Caliber cartridges which were shorter than the Colt. As a result the government continued to purchase the S&W cartridges even after it ended early the purchase of the revolvers in favor of the Colt. The early determine to end army purchases may have been the result of Colt’s better marketing and public image or may have been a consequence of the fact that Major Schofield’s brother was head of the Army Ordinance Board and it became knows that Major Schofield earned a percentage of each of these revolvers sold because of his patent.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Dimensions: 7 inch barrel|
|Primary Classification: Antique guns, Antique Swords for Sale : Antique Guns|
|Secondary Classification: Arts of the American West : Other|
|Schofield revolvers were popular in the Old West in addition to use as an Army pistol in the Indian Wars. Reportedly Jesse James, John Wessley Hardin, Billy the Kid and Virgil Earp carried one.|
Much of the original blued finish is visible. The action works perfectly. Condition is fine.
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