Quick, what’s the first gun that comes to mind when you see the phrase, “cowboy gun”? While we’re not the betting sort around here, we’re willing to wager you probably said the 1873 Colt Single Action Army or the Winchester Model 1873. And well you should. But there are other models worthy of your attention. Take the 1875 Schofield.
Developed by one Major George Schofield for one-hand operation while on horseback, this break-open model was a godsend for U.S. Cavalry soldiers. In modern times, the Schofield has been used in films like “Tombstone,” “Unforgiven,” “3:10 to Yuma,” and “Bone Tomahawk.”
When our friend Graham Baates told us he had a tabletop review of an 1875 Schofield from Taylor’s & Co., we couldn’t pass up the chance to bring it to you. In the video above, Graham takes you through the history of the Schofield. He also provides a close look at this specific Taylor’s & Co. model. Check it out above.
Taylor’s & Co 1875 Schofield Specs
- Item Number: Schofield
- Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price $1,124.00
- Barrel Length: 3.5″, 5″, 7″
- Caliber: .38SP, .44-40, .45LC
- Capacity: 6
- Weight: 3.5″=2.85 lbs, 5″=2.90 lbs, 7″=2.97 lbs
- Finish: Blued
- Grip/Stock: 2-piece Walnut
- Manufacturer: Uberti
- Sights: Blade Front, Rear sight on back of barrel
- Overall Length: 3.5″=9.25″, 5″=10.75″, 7″=12.75″
- Action Version: Standard Edition
“Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active U.S. Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army, Graham spent some time in the 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side.