PRE-OWNED CIMARRON SCHOFIELD 44WCF
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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.