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See if this Schofield makes a difference. Now that's a real gun.

Landon Ricketts giving a Schofield Revolver to John Marston

The Schofield Revolver is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption.


The Schofield Revolver is a silver plated single-action six-shot revolver and one of the most powerful handguns in the game, sometimes killing an NPC with 1 shot to the chest or head. Even a simple shot to the lower leg can have a devastating effect. Combined with sheer stopping power, the Schofield also has decent range of around 50 yards.

In Multiplayer, the Schofield seems to lose its power against other players, requiring almost an entire cylinder to kill one at medium to long range. Its accuracy is unscathed however, and a well placed shot to the head will drop a player instantly.

The Schofield Revolver is great for dead eye and sharpshooter challenges, as one small round is fired out of this handgun.


Single PlayerEdit

  • The Schofield Revolver is obtained from Landon Ricketts, when John Marston first reaches Chuparosa.
  • The player can also obtain it once Fort Mercer is Unlocked as a gang hideout by killing Leon

Undead NightmareEdit

  • It can be obtained once you finish clearing out Chuparosa from Undead infestation.


  • The Schofield Revolver is unlocked into the player's inventory upon reaching rank 9.
    • The "Schofield Assassin" weapon challenges are unlocked at the same level. Completion of these challenges turns the weapon golden for the player.
  • It can also be obtained by killing another player who has the weapon equipped.
  • In free roam they are commonly carried by Mexican Army officers, this can be seen especially in Escalera.


  • During the game when the player enters Mexico, most civilians and outlaws switch from Cattlemans to Schofields.
  • If the player looks closely at the hammer right after they reload, it's left in the uncocked position until they shoot the first shot. Once the player shoots, the hammer becomes cocked and will be cocked back for the remainder of the rounds in the cylinder or at least until they reload, which is entirely incorrect for a single-action revolver. This odd occurrence affects all firearms with a visible hammer in single and multiplayer.
  • The .45 Schofield cartridge was the same diameter as the longer .45 Colt of the M1873 Single Action Army (the game's Cattleman Revolver), so that Schofield ammunition could be fired from a Peacemaker, at the cost of reduced power, but not vice-versa. 
  • In the Game Of The Year Edition, if the player turns golden guns on before starting The Gunslinger's Tragedy, the Schofield will not become golden until after the mission is completed.



The Schofield Revolver can be used to unlock the following trophies/achievements.

Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Get a headshot while in Expert Mode in Singleplayer.

Silver Ps3 silver trophy
Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.

Bronze Ps3 bronze trophy
Get 250 headshots in any game mode.

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