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#1 StevieCef

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:20 PM

Howdy,

Just to start, I have been searching the forums everywhere and learned a few things but need more info.

I just inherited a Model 41 that I'd love to hear the members' thoughts on.

This is an earlier model for sure. From what I can decipher so far it is around a 1960 or later model.

It has the original box and an additional hard case around that. It came originally from S&W with the 7 inch barrel with muzzle brake and a 5 inch barrel, no extended sight. It does have the cocked indicator (extended pin at rear)

It appears to be in excellent condition an mostly a safe queen. The only thing wrong with it is it seems dry. It fires beautifully.

The serial number is 433xx which tells me it is likely 1960 or slightly later.

What could this be worth? Is it a special gun to be cherished or run of the mill? Thinking of using it for competitive target.

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Thanks in advance. Looking for as much feedback as possible.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

Just to add a little more info from what I've learned via some extremely knowledgeable and very folks from S&W the 5 inch barrel is later, BUT, the tag on the box still makes me wonder if this was some kind of special order from S&W. Pics attached. Anyone ever come across a package such as this one?

Thanks again.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

StevieCef, Let me start off with a big welcome to RFS. I believe all Model 41s should be cherished. I am sure someone will be along that is much more knowledgeable than myself. I will soon (not soon enough) be the pround new owner of a new Model 41. It is a 7 inch barreled 41, but I am also getting a used 5 inch barrel to go with it. There are a few here on this site that own 41s, I am sure they will be along later.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

Let me also welcome you to RFS, I have a couple of 41's , one like you describe. All 41's are to be cherished as they are hand made and hand fitted true target guns. I know the early ones with the cocked indicator are more desirable than later ones.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I'm not new to rimfire or shooting at all. But this is my first model 41, actually it belongs to my lovely lady. It just found us through a friend, very cheap too. We are psyched.

As a side note, I totally LOVE my classic Savage 17 HMR. What a great tack driver that is....

If anyone has seen a box and tag like the pics I posted I'd love to know how it came about. So far it is a mystery.....

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I'm not new to rimfire or shooting at all. But this is my first model 41, actually it belongs to my lovely lady. It just found us through a friend, very cheap too. We are psyched.

As a side note, I totally LOVE my classic Savage 17 HMR. What a great tack driver that is....

If anyone has seen a box and tag like the pics I posted I'd love to know how it came about. So far it is a mystery.....


To my knowledge you could order a 41 with most any accessories.......just like buying a Chevy or a Ford back them with optional air-conditioning.....nothing rare but not to be discarder either. Enjoy the gun shoot it often.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:45 PM

To my knowledge you could order a 41 with most any accessories.......just like buying a Chevy or a Ford back them with optional air-conditioning.....nothing rare but not to be discarder either. Enjoy the gun shoot it often.

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I'm sure you could order it 'with options'. But, the early model serial number and the later built 5 inch barrel are odd, especially considering that the box says 7 inch barrel with 5 inch included as a 'special option".

Anyone ever see a tag, box and setup from S&W like this?

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:07 AM

They build those fine guns out of parts, it is not uncommon to see parts many years apart in manufacture. Think of it from a custom smith building and fitting a gun, he or she will requisition needed parts and inventory will supply what they have on hand. It is not that uncommon, sort of like when you see guns being auctioned off and having consecutive serial numbers .....as my good friend Jim always says.....yes thats how they came off the production line one number at a time....nothing special there Posted Image
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

Just a reply to how much it's worth. With the box and extra barrel etc. if it's as good as it appears I would be surprized if you couldn't get $1300. Best of luck, it's a great combo.
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