SOLD FOR: $2,100.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield Model of 2000 aka 3rd Model Schofield
Serial Number: GWS2311
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Caliber: .45 Schofield (.45 S&W)
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Top-Break Barrel
Barrel Length: The left side of the barrel is marked “.45 S&W” and the left side of the barrel lug is marked “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JAN 17TH / & 24TH 65. JULY 11TH 65. AUG. 24TH 69. JULY 25TH 71.”. The left lower section of the grip is marked with a rectangular cartouche containing the letters “FJEC” in script (J.F.E. Chamberlian, 1st & 2nd Model Schofields, 1865). The bottom of the grip frame is marked “US” and “GWS2311”. The right side of the barrel lug is marked “SCHOFIELD’S PAT. APR. 22D 1873”. A
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a half-round blade pinned to a slot in the top of the barrel. The left side of the blade is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER / 2000” and the right side with “Mod. 3 Schofield / 1875”. The rear sight is a small “V” notch at the center of a shallow “U” groove in the top of the barrel latch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are fancy burl walnut with a satin finish. There are no handling marks in the grips. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel, frame and cylinder have a highly polished blue finish. The trigger guard, ejector, hammer, barrel latch and trigger are case colored.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99+% of its metal finish. The only mark in the finish is a light drag line in the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Near Mint condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is SOLID on all six chambers and the barrel lockup is solid (we caution those to perhaps wear gloves when opening the revolver as the latch is stiff with sharp edges). We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with an oak presentation case with a S&W Performance Center logo engraved in the center of the lid. The inside of the case is fitted for this revolver and lined with blue velvet, with a section in the lid for storage of documents. There is a thin brass medallion below the fitted area for the barrel of the revolver marked “Smith & Wesson / Model 3 Schofield. There is a slight imprint of the cylinder is the velvet covering the storage section of the lid. The case is 16×10.5×3.125” and the bottom is covered with brown felt. The center section of the lid shows three dings with finish loss , a few light drag lines and several tiny dull spots that make it look like something with a knurled finish was rested against the lid. There are also several tiny dings in the borders of the lid. The case is in overall Fine condition. There is a brass latch on the front of the case, with one key for its lock, and an unused Master cable lock in the storage section of the lid.
Our Assessment:This is a Smith & Wesson Model 3 Schofield Single Action Revolver in .45 Schofield. It is a 6-shot top break revolver with a 7” barrel, and a polished blue finish with a case colored hammer, trigger, trigger guard and barrel latch. The grips are fancy burl walnut, complete with cartouche. The revolver was made as a limited-edition modern reproduction of the original Schofield by the S&W Performance Center, incorporating the modern technical and engineering advances of the last 125 years. This is a beautiful revolver that comes with an oak presentation case that is marked with the S&W Performance Center logo. The revolver shows no handling marks except for a light drag line in the cylinder. This revolver would make a great addition to any S&W or top break revolver collection. There were only a few thousand of these made, so it is only going to increase in value as time goes on.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.