Smith And Wesson New Model No 3 Single Action Revolver.mov




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John Saia: Could that enlarged firing pin hole be tig welded and re-drilled?

PuReWoZZy: Is this the revolver which is often referred to as a 'Schofield' Revolver?

duelist1954: I don't know the official answer, but my assumption is that S&W didn't want to have to make royalty payments to Maj Schofield. Also the Schofield latch is prone to accidental openings from catching on the edge of the holster.

RonanMacQuarrie: Thanks again

duelist1954: You could come close, but the NM No 3 has a significantly different grip, not just the hump. The angle of the grip is much more shallow on the NM No 3 than it is on the Russian. Also the extractor housing under the barrel is much shorter on the NM No 3.

MasterofSwords991: Hey that's the Indiana jones revolver

Justin Nemeti: Wait, no you are right! I just went on their web sight and they do. Guess I should have checked that first;-)

darkbrisco: why is there a very big part of my soul that hopes and prays he dresses like that in public?

Justin Nemeti: Nope. It's a Shofield. Slightly different.

Matthew Mccallum: Right! this a actual original, Taylor and company do make replica's

duelist1954: I have seen several Russians with the spur removed...never saw one without the hump...doesn't mean it didn't happen, but I can't confirm it. Taking the hump off really won't improve the grip due to the very straight grip angle.

jeffshootsstuff: what's the difference between the No.3 and the schofield?

ralph crosby: TAYLORS HAD A COUPLE AT THE LAST GUNSHOW AT DULLES. Way over priced for a replica and one that is not the proper caliber or even handle Black Powder worth a damn

andrewvanrhoberts: I wonder if these pistols were used in the Battle of Little Big Horn

makalda92: can you sell me those bullets?I have original s&w model 3 .44 russian but I can not find any cartridges.I live in Finland markuskalda@luukku.com

maddymann8: Beautiful revolver, easily my favourite Smith&Wesson pistol from that time period. Great lines and contours. really nice gun!

duelist1954: The Schofield is a No.3, which refers to the frame size, Kind of like S&Ws current J/K/N frame designation. There are Four N0 3 Models; The American, the Russian, the Schofield and the New Model

TheSonofFrank .: So why didn't the Schofield frame-mounted latch stay in the design?

cherokid: Hi Mike. I really think the break top revolvers are very cool. I bought an old S&W in 38 s&w just to look it over and have one. Its not a shooter . The schofield supposedly has a stronger latch mechanism. Why is the number 3 superior to the schofield?

1guyin10: That is a sweet gun!

WildGaston: So did the new model army originally shoot .44 special?

Matthew Mccallum: Perhaps one could make their own new model 3 by making some changes to the Russian model.

ralph crosby: stil a bit of a reach on it with the thumb to the hammer. Even without the russian strap, I would like to see production model of this. From Smith

lisar3006: David R. Chicoine is a Gun Smith that specializes in restoration of antique firearms. I am sure he can repair the enlarged firing pin hole in this fine old S&W NO#3.

duelist1954: They came out two years after the battle.

duelist1954: Yes, in .45 Colt, but they are out of stock. They are going to try to get me one in their next shipment from Italy.

duelist1954: The differences between the Schofield and the New Model are the caliber, the grip design, the latch mechanism, and the ejector housing.

PuReWoZZy: Nevermind I looked it up. The schofield was a different model 3 :P

grant1863: I have a Beretta Laramie (made by Uberti) that looks a great deal like the No 3, I thought it was more of a Schofield but it has that hump. It wasn't approved for SASS because of the adjustable rear sights and Beretta dropped it from their line. thanks for the video, great to see in action.

BushcraftBritannia: No it isn't, he uses a British made Webley and a swing loading pistol that may be the Colt Police Positive, but I'm not sure.

Matthew Mccallum: Yeah your right, did you know that Taylor's and Company make replica's of the new model 3 frontier.

duelist1954: No. The New Model No. 3s shot .44 Russian except for a variant made for .44-40 called the Frontier Model. The .44 Spl cartridge was introduced in 1907, specifically for smokeless powder. The NMNo 3 was in production until 1912, but the cylinder would have been too short for the .44 Spl.

duelist1954: seven inches

J. Hammac: I have an Iver Johnson Safety Hammer that is based largely on this Smith & Wesson design. The thing is accurate for a gun that is over 100 years old. And small too.

duelist1954: The sights were very fine, which 19th century shooters preferred. Even Colt SAA sights in the 19th century were much more narrow than they are on modern SAAs

dan marva: thats not a uberti replica right?

KossoffFan: They now have a New Model 3 replica on their website. I dont think its available yet. But its chambered in .45 Colt.

TheLegumMagister: Nice video... Good to see these old revolvers doing their thing. Gorgeous!

KossoffFan: I agree with this assumption. To me, the earlier barrel mounted latch was a superior design. Its not that much more difficult to open than the Schofield anyway. I would think even at full gallop, a cavalryman could easily hold the reins and still reach over to unlatch it. I have an Iver Johnson Pocket .38 with the same latch design, and most of the time i can still open it with the thumb of my gun hand just by pushing up under it with my thumb.

SlickVega: too cool! thanks a ton for shooting that old beaut and sharing the video :)

duelist1954: Well, even though I like the rear sight on the Schofield latch, the latch itself if much easier to accidentally open than standard No 3 latch. Other than that, the New Model No 3 has a better grip design. It points more naturally than the Schofield. It has a shorter ejector housing than the Scho, and an easier reach to the hammer for roostering.

Huey H March: Thoroughly enjoyable channel. I just subscribed.

mauser98k98: You haven't shot Evil Roy in the balls for a few weeks now.

mnharris10: Doesn't Taylor's have a new model no 3 replica?

jsm666: What is it with the single action? Why does it exude such magic? It's not as if self-roostering or even double action revolvers (e.g. the British Beaumont-Adams) weren't possible back then, and I know which I'd prefer in combat (if only for fear of being so terrified I'd forget to rooster the bloody thing).

Joe Sun: Mike, I have 2 questions, 1) Where would I got about getting a new set of grips for my S&W No. 3? The The one I am getting has a crack on it and has been sanded down at some point :( 2) Are the 44 Russian sold in the market now safe to shoot on an old S&W let the New Model No 3? or should I reload, and if you have any recommendations for reloading it. Thanks

RonanMacQuarrie: I heard that some cowboys would file the hump down as well as the spur, is that true or just inaccurate hearsay?

duelist1954: Jay will have Alan Harton of the Single Action Service do the work. Alan is one of the finest restoration gunsmiths in the country. He has worked on several of my guns and on a number of Jay's guns.

KossoffFan: Its so funny SASS wouldnt allow it because it was based on a Target model New Model No. 3 that existed back then. So the whole thing was still historically accurate. Stupid old bastards lol.

247Weed420: This is the gun used by Robert Ford to kill Jesse James

School: Thanks for teaching us how to fix it. The problem with most Medical assistant in california is usually the cost of education. Hopefully it'll pay off. Thanks again.
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