The Uberti 1875 Schofield top break 5.5" .38Spl is a faithful reproduction of the handgun designed by Major George Schofield for use with mounted cavalry as a sidearm. The unique top break design was easy to use one handed and when opened the Schofield revolver would automatically eject the spent shell casings. This feature made it invaluable as a sidearm, making it more efficient and easier to use. The walnut grip handles and the distinctive shape of the grip add to the classic look and natural pointability of the Uberti 1875 Schofield top break .38Spl. While the 5.5" blued steel barrel balanced perfectly in the hands, the frame and cylinder are also blued steel and when paired with the case color hardened hammer and top latch it makes the Uberti Schofield .38Spl stand out among the crowd. The single action style trigger is crisp and breaks clean lending to an inherent accuracy as there is little take up once the hammer is cocked to the rear to break the shot. The overall design of the 1875 Schofield was so revolutionary that the Czar of Russia ordered 41,000 of them with a few design changes. The U.S ordered 3,000 with a redesigned top latch.