Sold For: $2,726.99
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield Model of 2000 Wells Fargo Edition, 1875 3rd Model Schofield. SKU. 170208
Serial Number: WFE0012
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Caliber: .45 Schofield (.45 S&W)
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Top-Break Barrel
Markings: 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 “WFE0012”. The right side of the barrel lug is marked “SCHOFIELD’S PAT. APR. 22D 1873”. The left side of the grip frame is marked wtih the serial number twice. The left side of the front sight is marked “Performance Center / 2000” and the right side is marked “Mod. 3 Schofield / 1875”.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a half-round blade pinned to a slot in the top of the barrel. 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: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is good with some light play. 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: Included is a serial matching box, test-fired brass, and a medallion.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Wells Fargo Edition Model 3 Schofield Single Action Revolver in .45 Schofield with the “WFE” serial prefix. It is a 6-shot top break revolver with a 5” 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 its original case. 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 not many of these made, so it is only going to increase in value as time goes on. Please see our photos and good luck!