Schofield Smith & Wesson Model 1875 Revolver

Place Asia: Japan
Accession Number RELAWM27437
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United States of America
Date made c 1880
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Smith & Wesson single action, six shot 'Russian' revolver. Break frame action marked Smith & Wesson Mod 1875 Russian. The barrel top rib has the manufacturers address and patent dates between 1865 - 1877 and Reissue July 25, 1871. The wooden checkered grips have the remnants of Japanese characters in white paint.

History / Summary

This revolver is one of a batch purchased by the Japanese Government prior to the First World War. It was captured during the Second World War by the 26 Infantry Brigade.