Cimarron Model 3 Schofield 38 Special Single Action Revolver
Produced by Smith & Wesson between 1875 and 1915, the Model 3 Schofield Top-Break revolver was designed to meet the needs of cavalrymen. The top-break design allowed a shooter to eject spent cartridges and reload on horseback easily. The pistol also became a favorite of notables such as Jesse James and Bill Hickok, and a version of it became a standard issue weapon in the Russian government. Many believed it superior to the 1873 Colt for mounted work. This Cimarron Model 3 Schofield would be a great addition to any fan of the Old West or cowboy action shooter’s collection.
Cimarron Model 3 Schofield Features and Specifications:
Caliber: .38 Special
Single Action Top-Break Revolver
Six round capacity
Two-piece walnut grips
Weight: 2.65 pounds
What Is A Schofield Pistol?
Designed by Schofield 38 special of the US Army, the Schofield revolver improved and updated on previous single-action pistols produced in the line by the legendary Smith & Wesson firearms company. The United States Army contracted for a total of over 5,000 Schofields with barrel lengths of 7-1/2″.
Smith & Wesson Model 3
The Schofield revolver (a variant of the Smith & Wesson Model 3) was patented in the US on June 20, 1871, and April 22, 1873, by Smith & Wesson. It was a Smith & Wesson Model 3 modified, at the suggestion of Major George Schofield, to make it easier for a cavalryman to reload while on horseback.
Who Made The Schofield Pistol?
This Smith & Wesson was found loaded on the Little Big Horn Battlefield in 1883. The Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver. 45, was made between 1875 and 1878. The vast majority of the 9,000 guns went to the US Army.