Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Second Model Schofield
Serial Number: 4677
Year of Manufacture: 1876-1877
Caliber: .45 Schofield
Action Type: Top Break, Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT.JAN 17th / & 24th 65. JULY 11th 65. AUG. 24th 69. JULY 25th 71.” The right side of the barrel is marked “SCHOFIELD’S PAT. APR. 22d 1873”. The flat beneath the ejector housing is marked “E” and “P”. The barrel under the barrel latch is marked “4677”. The cylinder face is marked “4677 / W” and “P”. The cylinder face under the extractor star is marked “2” and either “B” or “E”, it is unclear which. The inside of the latch mounted to the barrel is marked “4677” and the rear screw that secures this latch is marked “4677”. The part of the latch mounted to the frame is marked “4677”. The part of the frame directly beneath the cylinder is marked “W”. The underside of the grip frame is marked “US” and “4677”.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a pinned rounded front sight blade. There is a “V” notch rear sight in the latch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are dimpled plastic and white colored. There are no chips or cracks in either grip panel. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and the rifling is shallow but is clearly visible the full length of the barrel. There is some erosion in the barrel, but not the cratering sometimes seen in black powder barrels. The bore is shootable.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 5% of its metal finish. Brown patina covers the majority of the surface, except the two latch pieces are somewhat blue. There is some pinprick surface erosion. Please see our photos. The screw heads are mildly distressed but still serviceable. The head of the hammer screw pin has sheared off. The markings are clear except as noted. Overall, this revolver rates in about Good to Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver. Although the head of the hammer pivot pin has sheared off, enough remains that the hammer pivots on the shaft without any problem.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a “US” marked 2nd Model Schofield revolver with all the serial numbered parts matching. The bore is in surprisingly good condition. While there is virtually no blue finish remaining, the surface has been cared for
and survives with what can only be described as character. The latch, half cock and lock up are such that we would not be opposed to firing this revolver with the appropriate black powder loads. This truly is a piece of history you can own, one of 5,934 manufactured, but who knows how many of these still remain?
Sold For: $4,670