View Full Version : Schofield replicas ?

09-23-2011, 8:01 AM
I'm interested in getting a Schofield replica. I'm aware of the Uberti, Navy Arms, and Beretta, and a Smith & Wesson that was made some time ago. I've never owned on of these, and I'd like to hear from those of you who do. I'd like to get the "best" type in terms of durability, fit, and finish, even if I have to buy the most expensive model. I just want to be sure that's what I'm getting. I recently got a US Firearms Single Action, after waiting over a year, and it is a beautiful gun.

09-23-2011, 8:52 AM
You watched top shot this week didn't you :)

09-23-2011, 9:23 AM
You watched top shot this week didn't you :)

I was thinking the same thing... on a sidenote...seasons 1 and 2 seemed better.

09-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Some of those replicas are awesome !!! I'm dying to get my hands on a black powder conversion model.

09-23-2011, 12:35 PM
I have a Beretta Laramie in 38 Special and I really like it. I was going for the Uberti, but found their Beretta contract added a some changes that I like. I got the blue version with 6.5" barrel and no problems with finish and fit.

09-24-2011, 1:57 AM
You watched top shot this week didn't you :)

LOL. I thought the gun was pretty cool too.

09-24-2011, 4:02 AM
My wife bought a S&W performance center Schofield back in 2000.
It was in .45 Schofield.
The good.
It was very well made and came in a very nice wood box.
The bad.
It was very expensive.
The safety they added to it was just not right. (S&W has a history of adding stupid safeties to revolvers)
The sights were awful (granted this is a copy of an old design)
It shaved lead and splattered anyone withing 10 feet.
It was extremely hard to unlatch.
My wife hated it and sold it.
I have no experience with the Italian copies but I would stay away from the newer S&W reproductions.

09-24-2011, 8:18 AM
I was thinking the same thing... on a sidenote...seasons 1 and 2 seemed better.

yeah i agree as well. i think it was the whole throwing rocks thing.

09-24-2011, 9:39 AM
After doing some research and reading your comments I'm still up in the air about a Schofield replica. I would like to get one in .44 Russian caliber, and the only one I can find is the Cimarron #3 Russian. It is unlike the other replicas in that it has a hook-type extension under the trigger guard, and a hump-back frame like a Colt Thunderer. It is probably a faithful re-creation of the original Russian models, but it is very different in appearance.

How does Cimarron stack up in terms of quality? Their list price is high - $1,127.31. Are they USA made, or Italian? I have heard that Cimarron imports parts and assembles their guns here but I don't know what that means from a quality standpoint. Does anyone have any experience with this company's products?

09-24-2011, 9:37 PM
I had the Beretta in 38 nickel plated. Nice gun, very heavy. I just never shot it much and sold it on here..... fun gun though

09-26-2011, 1:51 AM
You watched top shot this week didn't you :)
Not only that but last week they re-aired the episode of Gun Stories (http://www.outdoorchannel.com/Shows/GunStories.aspx) about break-top revolvers. I missed the original airing but seeing this and Top Shot made me want to get one too!

09-26-2011, 9:50 AM
My friend bought one in .38 Special from River City Gun Exchange in Sacramento. It's a Navy Arms "Wells Fargo" version, which I suppose is the same as the "Pinkerton" version they used on "Top Shot". They still have a regular length barrelled one last time I was in. The average brick and mortar price seems to be about $890. Haven't seen any really vary from that price despite importer or barrel length.

Anyway, really fun gun to shoot and it's quite cool to open the top and watch the brass fly everywhere. Not something you see at the range too often. There's quite a bit of flame that comes out the front of the cylinder. Everything about them is just cool. It's what Charlie Prince used in the "3:10 to Yuma" remake to boot.