The Smith & Wesson Model No. 3 was a revolver produced by Smith & Wesson from 1870 to 1915. It was originally chambered for the .44 S&W American and .44 Russian cartridges, and typically did not have the cartridge information stamped on the gun. Model 3 revolvers were later produced in an assortment of calibers, including .44 Henry Rimfire, .44-40, .32-44, .38-44, and .45 Schofield. The design would influence the smaller S&W .38 Single Action that is retroactively referred to as the Model 2.
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The No. 3 Revolver is a sidearm featured in Battlefield 1.
Among the sidearms available to all common infantry kits, the No. 3 offers the most damaging round and greatest accuracy (by a slim margin), but also suffers greater recoil, a lower rate of fire, lower muzzle velocity, and a somewhat longer reload of its smaller magazine.
At close range, it has the potential to kill in two body shots, as do all of the class-specific revolvers. It drops to an eight-shot kill at range, though most handguns are unsuitable beyond 40 meters.
Compared to the other revolvers, it lacks in many areas but has the fastest reload, due to using a top break cylinder with a speedloader instead of a loading gate for loading (and faster than the other top break revolver, the Auto Revolver and Revolver Mk VI). However, its muzzle velocity is the slowest of any weapon in Battlefield 1, and coupled with its very poor damage dropoff, the No. 3 Revolver is an ineffective weapon past close ranges.