The 1875 Schofield revolver is an ingenious design that allows for a very fast reload both for the soldier on the ground as well as for a mounted cavalryman.
As excellent as this revolver is, however, it takes a proprietary cartridge - the .45 S&W.
The US Army adopted this revolver as a potential replacement of the venerable Colt SAA, which was chambered in 45 Colts.
Resupply hilarity ensues, although it was no laughing matter for the men fighting the indian wars...
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