Smith and Wesson model 41

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  1. golflender

    golflender New Member

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    I've been looking for a good .22 for target and hunting,,I started out looking at the Brownings, then the Rugers,, now I have my heart set on the Smith and wesson 41,,am I on the right track guys,, my gun dealer says they are hard to get, but I have stumbled on a used one going to go look at it next week, what do I look for to make sure it is in good working order.

    appreciate any comments or info about this gun.. thanks in advance
  2. TranterUK

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    I owned a S&W 41 for a long time and loved it.

    Reliable, accurate and for me at least, a comfortable hold/ balance. I recommend them.
  3. gunnut1980

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    My dad loves his.Ive seen him make a ragged hole at around 35-40 feet.
  4. gr7070

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    They're supposed to be a great gun, but they had better be for their price.

    I think the higher end Ruger MKiii is a better value considering it's half the price.

    If you buy the Smith I don't think you'll be disappointed in the gun's function, the price maybe, but not the function.
  5. raveneap

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    I agree, the SW Md. 41 is an outstanding .22. But the price is scary. I've got several .22 semi hand guns; among them is the Ruger Mark III target model. It's a great gun at a reasonable price. I'd love to have a Model 41; I've got a friend who has one and it's top of the line, no question. But my gun budget won't stand that kind of hit. I highly recommend the Ruger Mark III.

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  6. golflender

    golflender New Member

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    I know its a bit pricey,,but I got a fever and a model 41 seems to be the only cure right now.. :)
  7. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of targe 22LR pistols including the S&W Model 22S, Ruger Government Model, Buckmark Contour, Sig Trailside, Browning Challenger, Colt Match Target, Mavel 22 conversion on a 1911, CZ Kadet and others. None shoot as well as the S&W Model 41 if I do my part. It is well worth the money and its performance is only exceeded by the European Olympic style guns in the $1500 & up class. The Model 41 is the gun all those below $1000 are measured against.

    According to an article in Shotgun News, the Model 41's are made on a dedicated small assembly line by a handfull of gunsmiths. Quality, precision fit, and accuracy are their by-word. The gun is made off the regular S&W assembly line, which mimics the way all guns were made 50 years ago.

    LDBennett
  8. 22dave

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    If you are looking for semi-auto, I feel that Ruger mark II (not III) is the best. As for Smith, I just got a 617 revolver, 10 round .22LR that is unbelievable. Spend the extra $ and you will never regret it.
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    I have a m 41, Ruger mk1 bull barrel a mk2 slab sided with a scope. With a rest the mk2 beats the smith. Off hand the smith is better. The scope makes the mk2 more accurate. Can see the cross hairs better than open s[​IMG]
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  10. vietnam1947

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    I just bought my S & W mdl 41 at SportsMans Warehouse, for 936.00 with 5% of for Military. Every ehere I looked they were 1232.00, The price is high but the weapos comes out of the box shooting great, I love mine and can shoot using CCI Standard 3/4 " group with 10 shots. You All Have A Gread Wweek End, Fred
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    I love the smith, a good friend of mine had one and it was a great gun. I own a Browning buckmark and for the price it is very hard to beat. With that said I know a lot of people say the same thing about the Ruger MKII. You really have to get out on the range and see what works for you.
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    The Model 41 S&W is my favorite .22 pistol.
  13. UncleFudd

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    I fit in pretty well with ownership of 22s as LDBENNET and I agree with his assesment 100%.

    If you want the ultimate in accuracy and workmanship in an american made auto pistol (22) then the 41 is it. I have the *" barrel with the weights that can be added for match shooting and the compensator. I also had my gunsmith build and install a mount for my red dot sight for bullseye matches.

    As LD said, IMHO you can only exceed these guns by going to the Hammerlis etc and paying upwards of $2K plus.

    Now the Ruger MK11 for the money and all of the great and futuristic add-ons are the most fun of them all. It is amazing what Volquartzen and others have made available for these guns to accurize them and to make them the "go to" gun in the safe and mine are far more accurate than I.

    If you don't have a 41 and have the opportunity to buy one at a decent price, do it and never look back.

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  14. golflender

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    $750 for the 5 1/2 barrel, never been fired in box,,,does that sound like a decent enough price?

    ( I really wanted the 7" barrel but can't seem to find one)
  15. flabrad

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    750.00 NIB? grab it. 7" Bbls are common both new and used from S&W or Gil Hebard to name 2. Figure another 200.00 for a new one =total 950.00, Less than MSRP for 41 with single barrel alone. Used Bbls for less.
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