Lee A. Silva concludes that the legend of Wyatt Earp owning a "Buntline Special" Colt revolver is true . The extra-long-barreled gun had a detachable wooden rifle stock that could be fitted to the gun so that it could be fired like carbines.
The Uberti Top Break is based on the 1869 cavalry pistol design of Major George Schofield and used by Jessie James, John Wesley Hardin, and Wild Bill Hickok. Army at one point purchased of these models.
On January renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.
Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver Six shot Schofield Caliber Break-open tip down action. Action released with a catch lever on the top strap by the hammer. Cylinder and barrel hinge down on a pivot pin on the frame just in front of the cylinder.