1869 Schofield Revolver, brass/blued finish, wood grips. #22-1008L.
1869 Schofield Revolver, brass
- Our non-firing replica of the ground-breaking 1869 Schofield has an 8-inch barrel, a brass finish frame, and a blued finish barrel and cylinder, with real hardwood grips. The pistol breaks open, providing access to the cylinder chambers for loading, with working mechanical parts in the firing and trigger mechanism.
The Schofield was made by men whose names are still known in gun circles today--Smith and Wesson. This innovative break-open pistol was the first to use a self-contained, metal cartridge in place of the cumbersome-to-load cap and ball models. It pre-dated Samuel Colt's SAA pistols by several years, and the Colt factories had to scramble to catch up with this sudden leap in technology, not introducing their single action .45 "six shooter" revolver until 1873.