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I love top break revolvers. Here is one of my favorites in my collection. It's a H&R Sportsman (199) single action. The 199 was H&R's premier target pistol second only to their flagship, the USRA. It uses the same trigger as the USRA and all the internals are hardened (most of their revolvers were not).
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My US Revolver Company ( Iver Johnson ) .32 S&W Top Break Revolver...










SPECS:

Barrel Length ~ 3 inches
Overall Length ~ 6.5 inches
Height ~ 4 inches
Weight ~ 3 ounces ( unloaded )


Serial Number / Date of Manufacture Information:

My specimen has a serial number of 92091...manufactured circa 1916.

US Revolver Company used an all numeric serial number system until they reached 100,000 in 1916. In 1917 they added an alphabetic prefix and restarted the serial numbers at 00001.


Ammo:

The .32 S&W cartridge was introduced in 1878 for Smith & Wesson pocket revolvers. Originally designed by the Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (UMC) as a black powder cartridge using nine grains of black powder, the round has been loaded with smokeless powder exclusively since 1940. It is low-powered and perfect for use in small frame concealable revolvers and derringers. The round remained popular in the United States and Europe long after the firearms chambered for it were out of production.





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And...

My Uberti 1875 Schofield...Cimarron's version of a S&W Model Number 3 Schofield...Circa 2021...shown with genuine African Giraffe Bone stocks.













Major George W. Schofield of the 10th Cavalry and an army ordinance officer, designed this revolver as an improvement over Smith & Wesson's Model No. 3 "American" model. The Model No. 3 Schofield was produced by S&W from 1875-1877, the U.S. Army ordered nearly 8,000 in the proprietary .45 Schofield cartridge and many saw service by the 4th Cavalry in the Geronimo campaign and by the buffalo soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry. Schofields were also put to work by the notorious James-Younger gang, U.S. Marshal Bill Tilghman and Custer's chief of scouts "Lonesome Charley" Reynolds. Another roughly 1,000 guns were sold on the civilian market.

Favored by many horse soldiers for its top-break, rapid ejection system, many considered it superior to the 1873 Colt Single Action for mounted work. In the 1880s, New York gun dealer Schuyler, Hartley Graham bought surplus Schofields, cut the barrels from 7 to 5 inches, and sold many of them to Wells Fargo & Company. Cimarron offers the Model No. 3 Schofield in 3 1/2 inches in .45 Colt, 5 inches in .38 Special or .45 Colt, or the cavalry length 7-inch barrel in .38 Special, .44-40 or .45 Colt. (.45 Colt chambered Cimarron Schofields also handle the .45 Schofield cartridge).

For a leather rig I decided on a cross draw holster from the parent company of Cimarron...named Texas Jack in Fredericksburg, Texas.












The holster's leather, finish, and fit are superb...





Specs

Brand: Cimarron
Model: 1875 Schofield
Type: Revolver: Single Action
Caliber: .45 LC / .45 Schofield
Finish: Blue
Action: Single Action
Stocks: African Giraffe Bone
Sight: Fixed
Barrel Length: 7"
Weight: 2.65 lbs
Capacity: 6 rounds
Receiver: Blue / CCH
 

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Webley-Pryse .38 revolver model no. 4 (1876). The gun has been nickel plated and dates from about 1890. The retailer is Hughes and Sons, Birmingham.

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Osgood Gun Works Duplex pistol. Made in Norwich, Connecticut from 1880 to about 1882, it is estimated that only 300 guns were made. It was meant to be a modernized version of the Lemat with eight .22 rf shots in the cylinder and a center shot of .32 rf.
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First the American:

A 1906-shipped .32 S&W Safety Hammerless.

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Then the British:

A 1899-vintage Army contract .455 Webley Mk III of the Royal Field Artillery.

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And a 1943 Enfield No 2 Mk 1**, a 1941 .38 Webley Mk IV, and a 1951 .38 Webley Mk IV.

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Webley Mark II .455

Webley Mark VI .445 1917

Webley Mark IV .38 1954

Webley Mark IV .38 from the Royal Singapore Police. Note this revolver has a cross bolt safety above the grip.
Also an Enfield .38, double action only.

Iver Johnson Viking 67 .22

Iver Johnson .32 S&W

Iver Johnson Sureshot 8 .22 1930's

COP .357 While not technically a revolver, the firing pin revolves to the four barrels.


 
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