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Schofield
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:23:13 PM »
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 09:33:04 PM »
I think that one is Armi San Marco.

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Re: Schofield
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 10:22:23 PM »
...nice piece!
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 03:43:47 AM »
No, it's a 2nd model.  ASM only made the 1st Model.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 03:56:47 AM »
I think that one is Armi San Marco.

Has A Uberti engraved on the barrel ( 4th photo )
Drydock is spot on

I also took note of the vendors other listings   :D 
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Re: Schofield
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 12:35:25 PM »
Shot my 7 inch 45 colt schofields yesterday 1 is about 2-3 inches high at 10 yards the other an equal amount low.  I find the hammer a bit of a reach for my strong hand thumb.  I may need a bit of sight black to aid in picking up the front sight
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2021, 03:20:09 PM »
My winter acquisitions, 2x rare S&Ws. A New Model #3 Australian, & a DA 44 in 38 WCF. Both appear to be functional, will take to range next week.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2021, 05:16:22 PM »
Bought it.  It'll match well with my 5" Navy Arms Schofield.  Good use for my latest government check.  At least when the country is bankrupt my grandkids will have something of value.  The Navy Arms ones had the best Black Powder Bevel on the cylinder, and mine works well with Triple 7 in the CS case, and a 454190 with beeswax/olive oil in the grooves.

Navy Arms had the best box too.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2021, 05:32:48 PM »
Nice,  congrats  :)
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 11:45:51 AM »
Got it.  1997 production, unfired, very nice feeling action, SN 4XXX.  The little sepia toned warning paper, telling you the line on the cylinder from the bolt is normal for this action, is still in the box. Wonder where this thing has been for 24 years?  The SN on my 2003 5" Schofield indicates under 1000 a year production.
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Re: Schofield
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2021, 01:17:36 PM »
Well, I thought it was unfired, sure looks like it, but on the kitchen table this morning, took it apart to remove certain lawyer accursed parts, and  they're already gone!  No wonder it felt so good.  Maybe (?) it's unfired, surely no more than a cylinder or two.

So out to the range.  Smokeless loads grouped nice, right where I pointed at 7 yards.  Then I started feeding BP rounds into it.  25 grains 3f OE under a BL PRS bullet in the S&W case.  50 rounds later I had to stop because the box was empty and I'm low on primers for reloads.  But this thing eats Black Powder like no other Schofield I've ever handled.  Felt like 50 rounds of smokeless.  Cylinder still spins free.  Whoopee!

My 5" Schofield will tolerate 777,  brought some of those along to try, but this one shoots the real stuff no problem.  This one's coming to the Grand Muster.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2021, 07:44:00 PM »
I think Drydock is getting more attention for his Uberti because it is almost unheard of for one of those to be able to work so well with BP. 

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Re: Schofield
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2021, 08:07:22 PM »
Yup!  ;D
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2021, 08:26:27 PM »
I guess my previous post looks a little odd since the post that prompted it has been removed, but that's okay.  Still very impressive, Drydock!  I feel sure the big lube bullet must have been the key.

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Re: Schofield
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2021, 08:41:22 PM »
Yeah, I'm a little over the top here, but its truely been unusual the way this thing has worked.  I want to try it with the 454190 bullet when I can get some more primers.

 Honestly, I orginally posted the link because I thought it would be a good deal for someone else, but ended up buying it myself after a while.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2021, 11:57:51 PM »
Would you explain  ..." took it apart to remove certain lawyer accursed parts???

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Re: Schofield
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2021, 03:47:36 AM »
Hammer block.
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2021, 09:19:30 AM »
Drydock,

I am green with envy. My S&W 2000 Schofield won't get through 5 rounds of black powder before locking up tight from the fouling. And this with OE and Big Lube bullets. I'm going to try Black MZ (supposedly the same as APP) since I have a pound or so left. It's not supposed to foul near as much as the real stuff.

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Re: Schofield
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2021, 09:31:06 AM »
I've found 777 works decent in my other Schofield.  I get a little drag, but it does not tie up.  My #3 Russian also works well with it, I'll probably transition all my top break loads to that just to have the same loadings for all.  For a while it was the only powder of any kind I could get!
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Re: Schofield
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2021, 02:18:02 PM »
Drydock,

I am green with envy. My S&W 2000 Schofield won't get through 5 rounds of black powder before locking up tight from the fouling. And this with OE and Big Lube bullets. I'm going to try Black MZ (supposedly the same as APP) since I have a pound or so left. It's not supposed to foul near as much as the real stuff.

Dave
The S&W 2000 was touted (by S&W) to be a duplicate of the original. It WAS NOT!  The original Schofields had the cylinder that was shorter than a Colt's SAA so that it would not accept the .45 Colt's round. I have never been able to find documentation, but I believe the reason for the shorter cylinder was because the original prototype could not handle the full-power Colt's Army round. Therefore, S&W shortened the cylinder and extended the barrel back to meet the front face of the cylinder. The Army then came out with the .45 Revolver Ball ammo (nowadays known as .45 Schofield). When logistics foulups resulted in Schofield-armed troops getting supplied with the longer Colt's round, the Army discontinued the latter and issued the shorter round for both guns. When Uberti, et al, came out with the replicas, they stayed with the original frame size, extending the cylinder so it would handle the .45 Colt's round. The problem with that is that it eliminated the barrel extension, so BP doesn't work well.  When S&W came out with the 2000, they SHORTENED THE FRAME so the cylinder is the shorter version, but nobody could substitute a longer cylinder. Problem may be that it won't handle BP that well either.
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