I’m testing the Schofield No. 3.6” revolver, one of the most beautiful replica I have gotten my hands on so far. But how does Schofield No. 3 perform? How is the workmanship and can I actually recommend it after my test? Check out my review and video!

That’s Schofield No. 3

The revolver I’m showing you today is a replica of the revolver No 3 which manufacturing started in 1870. Many famous western heroes had this revolver in use. Originally, it was built to make it easier for the cavalry to reload while riding. It was the first top-break revolver. If you push the barrel down, you can easily remove the cartridges and conveniently load the new pellets. This is so easy to do that it allows for a fast shooting frequency.

The revolver has a single action only trigger. This means that you pull the hammer before each shot and then you can fire the shot with a low trigger weight. I really enjoy this way of shooting. You can achieve a high level of precision this way.

The revolver is available in BB and pellet version. I chose the pellet version because I consider it far less dangerous, especially indoors, due to the non-returning projectiles.

The revolver is almost completely made of metal. Only the grip panels, which look deceptively real, are made of plastic.

I especially like the color of the metal. The Aging Black looks like much-used steel. This gives the revolver a very authentic look.

Shooting Schofield No. 3

Shooting is incredibly fun. There are several positive things to mention here.

Loading the cartridges is really simple. If you push the barrel down, they are literally pointed towards you. All you have to do is insert the pellets. Filling the 6 cartridges in the drum takes only a few seconds.

Once you have closed the revolver again, you have to make sure that the manual safety is deactivated. It would otherwise prevent the hammer from being pulled back. The hammer can be reached easily with the thumb. Once you have pulled it back, all you have to do is pull the trigger to release the shot. With a trigger weight of 2.4 lbs. (1.1 kg), it’s quite easy to do.

When aiming, you can rely on the fixed rear and front sights. They are well positioned so that the revolver will shoot where you aim it. Anyone who shoots CO2 pistols or revolvers frequently knows that this is often not the case. You often have to hold it to the side, above or below the target in order to hit it in the middle.

After shooting about 60-70 rounds, the 12-gram CO2 cartridge is used up. The first 25-30 are at a constant power level, after that it slowly drops.

My conclusion of the Schofield No. 3 revolver

The revolver is simply beautiful. There is nothing more to say about the design and workmanship. I couldn’t find any processing deficiencies.

Shooting is a lot of fun and reloading is easy and comfortable. The capacity of about 60 rounds is a known value.

I can recommend the revolver to every western fan and every fan of high-quality replicas.

I’ve had my hands on a few models over the years, this one is among the best.

Which models do you have in your showcase? Which models can you recommend to me that I should test?

I’m looking forward to your feedback.

See you next week!

Yours, Andi

Interesting links:

HERE you can find an overview of all pistols and revolvers I tested so far.

Do you already know my international YouTube channel? HERE you will find videos of more powerful air rifles in English.

Technical data

  • Overall length: 12.59″ (32 cm)
  • Barrel length: 6″ (15.2 cm)
  • Barrel: smoothbore
  • Weight: 2.38 lbs. (1080 g)
  • Kaliber: .177 (4.5 mm) pellets; .177 (4.5 mm) BB cartridges separatly available
  • Drum magazine: 6-shot
  • Energy: approx. 3.5 joule
  • FPS: 445
  • Trigger: Single Action Only
  • Material: Metal
  • Material grip: plastic
  • Color: Aging Black


My conclusion

What I like:

Great design and workmanship, low trigger weight, rear sight and front sight are perfectly accurate

What I don’t like:

Grip made of plastic



Recommended for:

recreational shooters, plinkers


approx. 190 €


Here I test the precision at a distance of 11m while the gun sits on a gun rest. The more stars, the better the precision.


Handling is the overall rating of how the rifle can be handled by the shooter. This includes transport, cocking and loading the rifle, handling in prone, kneeling, and standing positions as well as weight and recoil.

Material / Processing:

The materials used and their processing are evaluated here.


The price is approximate and can of course vary depending on the model.

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