Model No. 3 Schofield .45 LC, 7"

Major George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry and an army ordinance officer, designed this revolver as an improvement over Smith & Wesson's Model No. 3 "American" model. The Model No. 3 Schofield was produced by S&W from 1875-1877, the U.S. Army ordered nearly 8,000 in the proprietary .45 Schofield cartridge and many saw service by the 4th Cavalry in the Geronimo campaign and by the buffalo soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry. Schofields were also put to work by the notorious James-Younger gang, U.S. Marshal Bill Tilghman and Custer's chief of scouts "Lonesome Charley" Reynolds. Another roughly 1,000 guns were sold on the civilian market. Favored by many horse soldiers for its top-break, rapid ejection system, many considered it superior to the 1873 Colt Single Action for mounted work. In the 1880s, New York gun dealer Schuyler, Hartley Graham bought surplus Schofields, cut the barrels from 7 to 5 inches, and sold many of them to Wells Fargo & Company.

Cimarron offers the Model No. 3 Schofield in 3 1/2 inches in .45 Colt, 5 inches in .38 Special or .45 Colt, or the cavalry length 7-inch barrel in .38 Special, .44-40 or .45 Colt. (.45 Colt chambered Cimarron Schofields also handle the .45 Schofield cartridge). Whether you are into the real Old West, or the "reel" West like the Schofield Kid from Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven or gunman Charlie Prince from Russell Crowe's 3:10 To Yuma, you'll enjoy owning a Cimarron Schofield!

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Major George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry and an army ordinance officer, designed this revolver as an improvement over Smith & Wesson's No. 3 "American" model. Produced by S&W from 1875-1977, the U.S. Army ordered nearly 8,000 in the proprietary .45 Schofield cartridge and many saw service by the 4th Cavalry in the Geronimo campaign and by the buffalo soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry. Schofields were also put to work by the notorious James-Younger gang, U.S. Marshal Bill Tilghman and Custer's chief of scouts "Lonesome Charley" Reynolds. Another roughly 1,000 guns were sold on the civilian market. Favored by many horse soldiers for its top-break, rapid ejection system, many considered it superior to the 1873 Colt Single Action for mounted work. In the 1880s, New York gun dealer Schuyler, Hartley Graham bought surplus Schofields, cut the barrels from 7 to 5 inches, and sold many of them to Wells Fargo & Company. Cimarron offers the Model No. 3 Schofield, 2nd Model, copied directly from an original in our vast collection of antique firearms. It's available in 3 1/2 inches in .45 Colt, 5 inches in .38 Special or .45 Colt, or the cavalry length 7-inch barrel in .38 SP, .44-40 or .45 Colt. (.45 Colt chambered Cimarron Schofields also handle the .45 Schofield cartridge). Whether you are into the real Old West, or the "reel" West where hombres like the Schofield Kid from Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, or gunman Charlie Prince from Russell Crowe's 3:10 To Yuma, packed these top-break sixguns, you'll enjoy owning a Cimarron Schofield!

Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU CA850
Caliber .45 LC
Barrel Length 7 in.
Style S & W Replicas
Frame Standard Blue
Finish Standard Blue
Grip 2 Piece Walnut
Overall Length No
Weight 2.65 Lbs.

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Customer Reviews (3)

Hard to believe its a replica !Review by Dnickels
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I purchased my gun sight unseen as a special order from a local shop. Everything I had read about the Cimarron/Uberti guns had been very positive, though. My first reaction when I took the gun out of its box was amazement at the heft, finish, and quality. Everyone in the shop agreed it was a beautiful, and beautifully made piece. Workmanship and finish are great. On the range, the gun has an excellent balance. Although it is pretty heavy, it feels good, is not barrel-heavy, and has less kick in .45 Long Colt than the average 9mm or .380. It's a very smooth, easy to use, revolver. It's also very accurate, although I do find the polished steel front sight a bit hard to see and I have blackened the edge with a Sharpie pen (easy to wipe off). While not "cheap" the revolver is not out of line with other quality hand guns. I did find that it does not like Winchester ammo due to case sizing, though, but several other name brands work perfectly. (Posted on 10/25/2013)
Great RevolverReview by Ozark Knife Maker
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You can't ask for a better Gun. I traded for mine in a Gunshop here in Arkansas. I left happy and they were happy, so we had a good trade. The fit and finish on this gun is outstanding. Function is great. Keep it up Cimarron!!! (Posted on 7/27/2013)
Well Worth the WaitReview by AllenK
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Mine just arrived after waiting 4 months for it to be built, and I am not disappointed! I haven't had the chance to fire it yet, but I am very impressed with its overall quality. It feels as solid and operates as smoothly as my Model 586 S&W revolver, and has better balance. Plus the top break ejection is just plain cool :) (Posted on 5/6/2013)

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