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Lot 1182: U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 S&W
Barrel: 7 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 433
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 140
Class: Antique

Manufactured for the U.S. military circa 1876-77 with a total production approximately 5,934. U.S. Ordnance sub-inspector stamps "W" and "P" are on the rear of the cylinder and underside of the barrel lug. "US" is stamped on the butt. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, right grip panel, and cylinder. Period retailer applied nickel plating, possibly ordered by a military officer or quite simply rejected by ordnance and sold by the factory on the commercial market. Many Schofield revolvers were issued to the 4th Cavalry which saw service in the "Geronimo Campaign" and the famous 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry comprised of the "Buffalo Soldiers" stationed in the American Southwest. People such as the James Brothers, Cole Younger, U.S. Marshall Bill Tilghman and the Chief Scout for Custer, "Lonesome Charley" Reynolds were known to carry a Schofield revolver.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retaining 90% period retailer applied nickel plating with light flaking and high edge wear on the balance. Slight traces of original case colors remain on the trigger guard. Some original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are fine with a couple tiny chips at the toes and minor dings and scratches mostly on the bottoms. Front sight blade replaced. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative example of a U.S. S&W Second Model Schofield Revolver.

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