Smith & Wesson Top Break Russian 44 1880? need Gunsmith

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From my understanding if it is .44 Russian the cylinder bore will have a distinct step in it. If it is .44 American it will have a straight bore.
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That’s not a Schofield, and I don’t believe it’s a Russian. OP, is it a double action? You might try over on the SASS forum for leads regarding a gunsmith who knows those top breaks.
It’s double action Only, it has a ledge that could be for single action but when you pull hammer back to the ledge it Doesn’t stay. I think it’s a S&W double action first model. The Ammo I have for it is Russian 44 and it fits it. I was told it is Russian 44 by the guy I bought the side plate and hammer stud from and those parts were for S&W first model. They fit without any fitting modifications.
 

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I always thought the term Schofield was referring to the type of revolver, not the chambering. So, I'm guessing the Schofield is not chamberd in .44 Russian? :anyone:
I’m not sure myself. I just say Russian 44 because that’s what it’s supposed to be chambered for. I thought Schofield was another brand of manufacturer.
 

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I always thought the term Schofield was referring to the type of revolver, not the chambering. So, I'm guessing the Schofield is not chamberd in .44 Russian? :anyone:
The Skofield is the Schofield like a Smith and Wesson is a Smith and Wesson. The Schofield had its own unique 45 cartridge that the army ended up dropping. I forget which one was which but it’s kind of like a 38 in 357. Basically one of the cartridges was a tad longer. So one cartridge could be used in both but the other cartridge couldn’t.
 
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