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I have recently been very interested in buying a Schofield revolver, but cant find any information on whether or not the Uberti/Taylor/Cimarron version in .38 sp will accept .357. I am relatively sure that it either wont fit or the gun isn't rated for the pressures, but i would like to make sure. The main reason i am wondering is because i would rather have it in .45 lc if .357 doesn't fit in the gun because i like it more, but if the .38 will take .357 then i think it would be nice to shoot cheap .38 sp out of it when I'm just in the mood for plinking.

Main question: Will a Uberi/Taylor/Cimarron Schofield in .38 Special shoot .357 safely?

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It could be relevant that the .357 Magnum cartridge was deliberately made longer than the .38 Special. The reason was not powder capacity.
 

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They are not rated for 357 mag. They have the 45 Colt and they have a 44-40 version as well. But the 38 Special is strictly 38 special. So I guess you have to go for the 45 Colt. They are a great gun. I have a pair I shoot in SASS matches.
 

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I faced the same dilemma ...
Solved it by buying a Colt SA 357mag

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It was smiling at me. Couldn't resist ...

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Two pair of Schofields
One pair U.S. model and one Russian model. (Both Uberti)
Now how many folks have heard of Merwin & Hulberts? have a pair in 44-40
I've heard of Merwin & Hulberts. Even handled (but never owned) a couple. All made by Hopkins & Allen, I think, in SA and DA variety.
 

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Main question: Will a Uber[t]i/Taylor/Cimarron Schofield in .38 Special shoot .357 safely?

Thanks in advance
This comes under the heading of 'Here, hold my beer a minute.......'

The .357Mag has three times the breech pressure of the .38 Special - does that tell you anything? :tisk: AND it's a 1/10th inch longer overall - that alone might cause a problem....

tac
 
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