This is a MGM studio prop copy of the famous western Smith and Wesson 3rd Model Schofield revolver which is made in metal and has many original functional parts. It has the weight and feel of an original but was not made to fire or accept live cartridges.
The Smith & Wesson Model 3 was a single action cartridge firing top break revolver made by Smith and Wesson from circa 1870 to 1915 and was a major competitor to the Colt Single Action Army revolver.
It was produced in several variations and sub-variations, including both the “Russian Model”, so named because it was supplied to the military of the Russian Empire (41,000 No. 3’s were ordered in .44 caliber by the Imperial Russian Army in 1871) and the “Schofield” model, named after Major George W. Schofield, who made his own modifications to the Model 3 to meet his perceptions of the US Cavalry’s needs. Smith & Wesson incorporated these modifications into an 1875 design they named after the Major, planning to obtain significant military contracts for the new revolver.
The S&W Model 3 was originally chambered for the .44 Smith and Wesson and .44 Russian cartridges and was both popular and powerful. If you want a decorator for the man cave or a great gift without worrying if somebody will get shot, here ya go!