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Re: Pete

Posted by Pete Nelson on Tuesday, 15 March 2011, at 7:41 p.m., in response to Pete, posted by Larry Weinbrenner on Tuesday, 15 March 2011, at 5:35 p.m.

Hello Larry,

VOLUMES 1 and 2 have hardly any pistols or revolvers of any type. I am not familiar with the "U.S. S&W 1st Model AMERICAN, but I looked in VOLUME 3 and found found one table listed as "E.1 S&W Single Action Revolvers" which are (apparently) the Schofield S&W .45-Caliber Revolvers (which, if my memory serves me correctly) were chambered for the S&W (short .45-Caliber Colt but will NOT accept the .45 LC used in the Colt SAA).

Anyhow, it states on Page 171 of VOLUME-3:

"...A total of 7,000 Schofield Model S&W .45 Revolvers were delivered to the Government between 1875 and 1877. Although most of these received very limited use, the records of Volunteer units in the Spanish-American War iondicate that a number continued in use as late as 1898. Most of our (meaning SRS) rather meager serial number data on the Schofield is from this later oeriod. The bulk of data in this VOLUME (VOLUME-3) is for original deliveries nof American Model Revolvers to Springfield Armory...".

I did find the following gun listed:

S/N: 828 through 830

MODEL: AMERICAN

MMDDYY: 03/--/(18)71

USAGE: SA (DELIVERED)

If I am off-base with this, please let me know and I will search further. There is information on COLT DOUBLE-ACTION REVOLVERS; COLT AUTOMATIC PISTOLS; a few SHARPS CARBINES; and of course COLT .45-CALIBER SINGLE-ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS; M1 RIFLES; M1903 AND M1903-A3 RIFLES; KRAG-JORGENSENS; and our favorite SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOORS. And VOLUME-4 is 461 pages with quite a mix of stuff. But let me know, and I shall continue looking for you.

With very best regards,

PETE


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