Volquartsen or S&W 41

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by eddieE, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. eddieE

    eddieE New Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    what do you think is a better overall gun to purchase, a MKIII modified by volquartsen or S&W 41? Which will hold its value more? I know the Rugers are loved, but I'm partial to the M41.

  2. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    Both should hold their value IMO. Both are excellent pistols also. I think it just comes down to personal preference. Have you shot both? If not try to. I think I would enjoy either.....would prefer to have both though. :)

  3. eddieE

    eddieE New Member

    Aug 4, 2012
    I have shot the 41 and loved it.
  4. depends if we are talking about used or new pistols.the value should be about the same with smith possible edging out ruger by a slim amount.i have owned both but the ruger will eat whatever you feed it and the smith will not.if we are talking about used,i have seen and also sold some target pistols that were wore out as far as competition but still great plinkers. old semperfi
  5. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    I would say the MKIII if you want a pistol more forgiving of what you feed it

    My question is, why would you pay this much for a pistol and then want to run the cheapest ammo through it? :)

    The M41 has one great advantage over the Ruger, two actually, the first being if it breaks...YOU can buy the parts and fix it.
    It is a very conventional design.

    The second is that the receiver and grip frame on the Ruger are two pieces.
    Everytime you remove that receiver you increase the tolerances between it and the grip frame.

    This problem is easily solved by installing the Majestic Arms Speed Strip Kit, but only me and a few other hard core crazies do this. ;)


    (All my MkII's have this conversion.)

    Both are great guns...



    ....but if I had to choose, I think I'd go with the M41 because it is just so easy to work on.

    IMHO. :)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012
  6. classic carnut

    classic carnut New Member

    Mar 15, 2013
    Just viewed the US Steel match in Florida this year and saw a lot of the shooters using the Volquartsen.

  7. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    I love my MKIII as it is...just put some Hogue wraparound grips on it and I swear its a hand held rifle...I will never part with it.
  8. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    I love my Mark III. I installed the Volquartsen trigger and it made a heck of a difference.

  9. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Sweet palm rest...:D
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