Type: Pellet Pistol
Manufacturer: Bear River
Model: Schofield No. 3
Materials: Metal & Polymer
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 lb)
Barrel: 178 mm (7 in), smoothbore
Power Source: 12g CO2 x 1
Action: Revolver, single action
Ammo Type: 4.5mm steel BBs
Ammo Capacity: 6 rounds
Trigger Pull: It's what you would expect from a pistol of this design. Like the Colt Single Action Army, the trigger pull is very short, light and crisp. Perfect for taking your time and getting a precise shot on target. You will have to cock the hammer manually before each shot, so no real action shooting.
Accuracy: I first shot 3 rounds of BBs averaging 369 FPS. I then loaded up with .177 caliber lead pellets and got a similar 361 FPS average. Both rounds performed about the same shooting at my paper target 30 feet away. I found the Schofield shot fairly close to the bullseye, but with both the steel BBs and lead pellets I got one outlier that spread out my groupings significantly. The other 5 rounds were all close, being about 2 inches apart. Perhaps it was a bad or misshaped round, or maybe even me ;). I did notice the lead pellets had a nice 4 round group out of the 6 that all fell within the bullseye. Hard to say if BBs or pellets performed better than the other in my testing.
Build Quality: The Schofield No. 3 is built like the Webley MKVI line. Perhaps even made in the same factory in Taiwan? The Schofield No. 3 Revolver is pretty much all metal construction other than the plastic grips and any internal seals. The fit and finish is excellent with a great overall weight in the hand. The pistol grips are a lot like the Colt Single Action Army's, but the Schofield's a lot more front end heavy because of its beefy barrel.
Realism: In terms of replicating a real steel Schofield No. 3, this BB/pellet revolver sure looks and feels the part. The recessed barrel and hidden CO2 screw don’t give anything away that this airgun version is not the real deal. But as with all shell-loading airgun revolvers, the shells are actually closer to a .380 caliber in diameter rather than a .45, which is what the real steel Schofield would be designed to have.
Comments: Yet another classic shell-loading CO2 BB revolver, the more the merrier in my opinion! The Schofield No. 3 is a hefty revolver, but the pistol grip is not super large so even people with smaller hands shouldn't have a problem shooting. The real problem is deciding which shell-loading airgun revolver to buy now since we have so many to choose from… Classic or modern, nickel or black, or perhaps weathered? Overall, the revolver shot well for me. The trigger is nice, short and light, making shot-placing easy. Because of its single action only trigger, you need to reset between every shot, which can affect groupings. Since the barrel isn't rifled, you can shoot whatever ammo type you feel like shooting with no danger of damaging the rifling.
|Caliber:||4.5 mm (.177 cal)||4.5 mm (.177 cal)||4.5 mm (.177 cal)|
|FPS:||400 to 450||400 to 450||400 to 450|
|Ammo Type:||Steel BB||Steel BB||Steel BB|
|Primary Material:||Metal & Polymer||Metal & Polymer|
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