Singin' the body lectric
- Jul 7, 2011
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Schofield design doesn't last long, even with modern metals. THat latch failed sooner, rather than later, and then comes all manner of timing issues. ALL top break revolvers suffer from this. The frame actually is broken into 2 parts BY DESIGN.Schofield arrived today... what a beast. LOVE shooting this thing! Quite a big beast. I can't see how the Single Action Army won over this thing... so much easier to load, easier to aim and shoot and seems better balanced.
Also. The Schofield could only chamer the 45 schofield round. Other 45 caliber weapons, colt pistols and various rifles could fire both. SO, Army would have to keep both around, and logistics back then was 'challenged'. This was a primary reason.
Part and parcel with above, Top Breaks and longer cartridges and worse, higher pressure ammo, don't get along so well
So even though they are easier to use in many ways, the drawbacks outweigh those benefits.