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I saw this Schofield at a local gun store I placed it on hold with a model 3 Russian. I'm checking to see which would be the better purchase? The Schofield is $300.00 more then the Russian both are priced under $1700.00. Any help would be great.
 

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Second model scofield - 1876 Wells Fargo markings look decent- but fake markings NOT UNCOMMON - id want to have some provenance on that before id pay up on it

No 3 third model 1874/78 - numbered in the special REISSUE range (1-9000) - looks OK - is that a target model ? - looks like it with that front sight..

when you get ones this old, alot of things can have happened to it - verify serial numbers, chambering.. bore, action, etc.. repairing one of these is a difficult exercise..

tough to give advice on both these.. Scofields certainly command more money but there are many dedicated No 3 collectors..

Id be drawn more to the No 3 myself, but id not be yanking out my wallet on either gun.. just my 2 cents..
 

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Second model scofield - 1876 Wells Fargo markings look decent- but fake markings NOT UNCOMMON - id want to have some provenance on that before id pay up on it

No 3 third model 1874/78 - numbered in the special REISSUE range (1-9000) - looks OK - is that a target model ? - looks like it with that front sight..

when you get ones this old, alot of things can have happened to it - verify serial numbers, chambering.. bore, action, etc.. repairing one of these is a difficult exercise..

tough to give advice on both these.. Scofields certainly command more money but there are many dedicated No 3 collectors..

Id be drawn more to the No 3 myself, but id not be yanking out my wallet on either gun.. just my 2 cents..
The No3 has target sights and two tap holes for mounting a something but not sure what?
 
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