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Barra Schofield BB revolver: Part Three

Barra Schofield
Barra Schofield BB revo
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Part 1
Part 2

This report covers:

  • The test
  • Crosman Black Widow
  • Trigger is gorgeous!
  • Daisy Match Grade Avanti Precision Ground Shot
  • Smart Shot from H&N
  • Dust Devils
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Today we shoot the Barra Schofield BB revolver with BBs for accuracy. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

The test

I shot seated from 5 meters and used the UTG Monopod for a rest. I rested the lug under the barrel on the rubber monopod strap and the gun was quite stable. I shot 6-shot groups because that’s how many cartridges are in the cylinder. I remembered from Part Two to seat each BB deeply into the nose of each cartridge with my finger.

Crosman Black Widow

First to be tested was the Crosman Black Widow BB. The second shot went through the same hole as the first and I thought how wonderful it would be to get a trime-sized group (a group where the centers of all shots are less than 0.20-inches apart). In the end six BBs were in 1.049-inches between centers at 5 meters, and that is very good for a BB revolver!

Schofield Black Widow group
The Schofield revolver put six Black Widow BBs into a 1.049-inch group at 5 meters.

Trigger is gorgeous!

I have to comment that the trigger on the revolver I’m testing feels like a $1,500 trigger job on a Smith & Wesson revolver! It breaks like a glass rod with the lightest pressure. 

I see that I did not test the trigger pull in Part 2 like I normally do, so I’m testing it for you today. The single-stage Schofield trigger releases right at three pounds, but it feels like a lot less.

Daisy Match Grade Avanti Precision Ground Shot

The second BB I tested was the Daisy Match Grade Avanti Precision Ground Shot. Sometimes they are the best BB of all and today was one of those times. Six BBs landed in a 1.003-inch group at 5 meters. It narrowly shades the Black Widow group, and five of those BBs are in just 0.583-inches.

Schofield Daisy Match group
The Schofield revolver put six Daisy Match Grade Avanti Precision Ground Shot into a 1.003-inch group at 5 meters with five shots in 0.583-inches.

Hunting Guide

Smart Shot from H&N

Next up were the lead Smart Shot BBs from H&N. They can be surprisingly accurate in some guns, but they came out third best in the Schofield. Six BBs landed in 1.35-inches at five meters. This group is centered a little better than the first two and it’s really not a bad group. It’s just in the presence of two better BBs.

Schofield Smart Shot group
The Schofield put six Smart Shot lead BBs into a 1.35-inch group at 5 meters.

Dust Devils

The last BB I tested in the Schofield was the Dust Devil Mark 2 frangible BB. Six of them went into 1.71-inches at 5 meters. While that is the biggest group of today’s test, it’s still not that bad for a BB revolver.

Schofield Dust Devil group
Six Dust Devil frangible BBs went into 1.71-inches at 5 meters.

Discussion

This revolver can really shoot! I found the sights to be precise and easy to obtain a 6 o’clock hold on the bullseye. And that trigger is beautiful! 

Yes the gun is very muzzle-heavy and the hammer spur is lower than that of the the hammer on a Colt SAA, but the Schofield does handle well, once you learn its quirks and adapt to them.

Since the revolver is smoothbore I wonder what distance I should shoot it with pellets for accuracy. Twenty-five feet or 10 meters? I’m leaning towards 25 feet.

Summary

So far, so good. We still have the test of pellets coming, so we ain’t done yet! If you are hankering for a nice BB revolver with western appeal, this could be the one.

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Tom Gaylord (B.B. Pelletier)
Tom Gaylord, also known as B.B. Pelletier, provides expert insights to airgunners all over the world on behalf of Pyramyd AIR. He has earned the title The Godfather of Airguns™ for his contributions to the industry, spending many years with AirForce Airguns and starting magazines dedicated to the sport such as Airgun Illustrated.

8 thoughts on “Barra Schofield BB revolver: Part Three”

  1. BB
    There is one feature on this pistol I believe you may have overlooked.
    You see that little bump that sticks out of the frame just in front of the trigger housing, well if you push it in, it disengages the automatic shell ejector linkage when you break it open and they remain flush in the cylinder. No looking for them in the grass.

    These pistols appear to have a lot of play in the barrel pivot pin when opened but it all seems to lock up very well. Hardly any play at all, compared to other revolvers.
    For those that don’t know this revolver was also available in an engraved nickel version.
    I’ll see if I can enter a picture later.

  2. BB,

    It is a shame that the Colt won out over this pistol. The break open action would have been great on horseback.

    This is a pretty good shooting bb gun. I am looking forward to seeing what it will do with pellets.

  3. Can’t really speak about the bb version as mine has had a rifled barrel installed, so it shoots around an inch group at 10m. Can’t understand why they didn’t offer a rifled version as with the Webley MKVI which is also made by WinGun.

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