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Old 10-10-2009, 08:45 PM
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Take a look at this: S&W SCHOFIELD SECOND MODEL : Antiques / pre-1899 at GunBroker.com
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:18 PM
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Maybe not, it's got a un-met reserve.
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Might just be one of those "Training Models"!
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:32 AM
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An extremely rare, one of a kind prototype!
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:31 AM
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So the cylinder was sleeved, the "ejector star" replaced and maybe the barrel sleeved? The hammer modifed for rimfire? Anything else necessary to make this conversion?

I think its a great gun, especially if it really shoots fairly well. I'm not a collector of pure unfired guns; but this shows some ingenuity and effort to make something that met someone's shooting needs, wants, or desires.

I like it, but unfortunately can't afford it this week. :-)

Your opinions may, and probably will, vary.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:35 AM
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I don't think it's a question of "neatness". (I think it is "neat"). But $1500+ for a butchered, refinished, etc. gun?
I think not.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:54 AM
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I'd like it if it was $400 or so....
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Back when S&W revolvers were the kings on the target range, this may have been some poor fellows attempt to turn an old "dog" into something he could compete with.

He just could't see into the future when the Schofield would become something other than an "old army pistol". Pretty neat conversion, and these days very cost effective - if you want a shooter.

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Yes, that is really neat, and I wish I had it, and no I wouldn't pay more than around $400 or so to have one. Too bad whoever did it ruined a scarce gun, but it looks like it probably had no finish left when he started on it. Even so, from a monetary point, it was a mistake.
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I have a similar S&W. It's a .22 Single Shot American model, with an amazing amount of very fine custom gun smithing to convert the gun from a revolver to a single shot .22RF. It now resembles a Colt Camp Perry model. The time, labor & cost of doing it probably far exceeded what you would have paid for several new S&W single shots, so it was a labor of extreme love, or a factory prototype. I forwarded the Gun Broker posting to a couple of serious Schofield addicts and their opinions were very positive about it being a "neat gun, etc. " They did not think it was a waste of a good gun, as it was apparently in marginal condition before, plus you can always convert in back to .45. Ed Cornett SWCA #15

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I had a Colt SAA someone had converted to 22. It shot pretty good but weighed a ton!!!
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I had a Colt SAA someone had converted to 22. It shot pretty good but weighed a ton!!!
I have a S&W 1917 that someone converted to .22. It's heavy too, but doesn't shoot worth a flip.
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I have a #2 Army 1867 vintage converted to 22LR, it shoots like a house afire conmsidering the small grip frame. The front sight has been replaced by dove tailing a long based bead style sight in place. While a desirable gun has been converted, I can shoot it with common every day Wally World ammo thus using it for it's intended purpose, not sitting around looking for collectors ammo to go to the range with.
Ed, I hope to see you at Tulsa.
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