Drezin86: So, theoretically, since the top brake levers are on the side with this
gun, could you fan the hammer? I've just always wondered this.
Drezin86: Another question: why'd the Russians want that trigger guard spur, anyways?
dan marva: 36 cal?
ALLIED7621: Just sold one of these the other day, cool piece of history. To anyone
wanting to sell one of your own, take no less than a thousand dollars, even
if it has been reblued.
John Saia: Could that enlarged firing pin hole be tig welded and re-drilled?
Nathan Worrall: 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.
Peter MacAloney: 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Toozman: 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
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.
Nathan Worrall: 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
Markius Fox: 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
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.
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
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?