• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

1875 Schofield

1875 Schofield
 

1875 Schofield No. 3, 2nd Model

Caliber: .44-40

Barrel: 5"

The Schofield was a top break single action revolver produced by Smith and Wesson. The advantage of this pistol was in how it was unloaded. The weapon came apart at the top and ejected all the cartridges. These pistols came in several different calibers. These pistols also came with a 7 ½" barrel. Some well know western icons reported to carry this pistol were Jesse James, John Wesley Hardin, Pat Garrett, Theodore Roosevelt, Virgil Earp, and Billy the Kid.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Anna Dawes

A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.