I don't think the DA version was a model three, but I could be wrong on that. I avoided calling it number 3. I have seen several bobbed large frame top breaks growing up, one was carried by a railroad agent, his son used it to commit suicide.Double action, top break, .44 Russian.
How many times do I have to repeat I never said number three, and S&W DID make a DA in 44 Russian top break. I have already proven that, there are numerous DAO original top breaks in 44 out there from the period they were made. I also never said hammerless, even though there was no striker fired revolvers in that period of time. The DAO only models were bobbed hammers, just like my model 64 has a bobbed hammer, and is DAO.Your right you never said the no. 3
While most were pocket revolvers the famed S&W Russian in DAO was also a top break.
The No. 3 Russian model/Schofield was/is the most well know and the most produced and the one that is copied today by a couple of companies. and when does a search it is the one most commonly associated the 44 Russian cartridge.
The no. 3 sales just alone to Russia were around double what was the total production of the No. 1 double action, let alone all the other counties and civilian sales the No. 3 was sold to.
The No.1 was AKA the Frontier but was never known as the Russian model the No. 3 was.
I guess we can disagree what S@W's revolver chambered in 44 S@W Russian was or is the most famous.
And we can parse words over what framed S@W Russian in DAO means when talking about revolvers or did you really mean the famed .44 S@W Russian cartridge.
But it is winter and this helps the time go buy.
I don't think so, he just does not know what he is talking about.I couldn’t make it out. I thought he was trolling for NAZI’s.
I guess you missed the first line of the reply you quoted.How many times do I have to repeat I never said number three, and S&W DID make a DA in 44 Russian top break. .
Yet you continued with the same babbling. You have some issues, don't project them on others.I guess you missed the first line of the reply you quoted.
Your right you never said the no. 3
And I did mention the model of S@W double action top break they chambered in the 44 Russian cartridge.
So I guess even when one agrees with you they don't.
And when was the era of TV westerns, and B western movies? When Bill Ruger started production of his revolvers he started them with SA revolvers, S&W and Colt already had the police market. They were marketed to the western fans, in fact it was SASS that brought about the Ruger Vaquero. Single action revolvers are still very popular today, the most popular? NO not by a long shot, but it has nothing to do with the strength or weakness of the design. It has mostly to do with the western silver screen, and some literature.Single action production was stopped in 1941.
At the beginning of World War II, Colt ceased production of the Single Action Army revolver to devote more time to filling orders for the war. When the war ended, no plans were made to revive the Single Action Army revolver as the design was seen as obsolete. However the advent of television and Western themed movies created customer demand for the revolver, so Colt resumed manufacture in 1956 with the Second Generation line of Single Action Army revolvers
Double action revolver production continue through and after the war.
Bill Ruger saw the need and brought out the single six, bear cat and the black Hawk models to meet the demand then colt started up its production of single actions again.
Now many fine revolvers of both kinds are available from 22rf to the most powerful hand gun calibers along with some rifle rounds.