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Old 05-13-2012, 12:13 AM   #41
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As a retired LEO when I was a young Deputy Sheriff I carried a Smith Model 57 4" 41 Mag. Revolver. It is a fantastic cartridge and the 57 is a fine revolver. Nothing at all wrong with a Ruger but the S&W Model 57 is my revolver of choice. It is in the N Frame which is the same frame as the 44 Mag. Revolver. Sorry I parted with it years ago, but I still have a Model 27 5" in 357 Mag. which I like very well and it is also an N Frame Revolver. Either way you can not go wrong!

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Ruger should have chambered the gp 100 in 41.

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Interesting stuff guys.

Did S&W ever chamber the L-Frame in .41 (.44) Mag? I don't think so or I'd probably have one. That's essentially what the S/S Taurus Tracker is:

an S&W 686 in a 5-shot 3" barreled .41/.44 Mag. with a built-in 1" compensator (betcha didn't know that).

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Old 05-13-2012, 04:08 PM   #44
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Interesting stuff guys.

Did S&W ever chamber the L-Frame in .41 (.44) Mag? I don't think so or I'd probably have one. That's essentially what the S/S Taurus Tracker is:

an S&W 686 in a 5-shot 3" barreled .41/.44 Mag. with a built-in 1" compensator (betcha didn't know that).
OH MAN!!! It would be GREAT to find one of those in 4"....it would make an awesome piece to go with my .357 686. "Big and little brother".
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Remington pushed a .41 Cal. 150 years ago. Colt tried to sell the .41 caliber in the SAA. The Remington .41 Mag. is an orphan. There are many reasons why the .41 has never been popular with handgunners. There will always be a small following of .41 fans.

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Off topic : amazing how many of us either own or use the SW 686 as the source for comparison.

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I actually have a 586 nickel but have right of first refusal to a like new 3" 66. Now THAT is what I'm talkin' about in a 5-shot .41 Mag. Imagine it w/a little MagnaPorting... THAT is an Alaska defense gun with some hard bullets.

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Bowen Classic Arms can build just about anything and will rebuild your frame to whatever std your wallet allows. Amazing work w SP101

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I know I'm late to the party, but recently I added a FA M97 in 41M to the collection. A real nice shooter.



The one with the black Micarta grips, the other is a 44SP.

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I have to agree with other posters the 41 mag is a great cartridge. The downside is only well stocked stores have ammo for it. No walmart or country stores. Really you have to reload to afford to shoot it. If I was going to buy a new gun I would get a 44mag. Large caliber handguns are the guns you want to take on a trip of a lifetime. You can find 44 mag ammo in alaska and in a country store on the side of a mountain. Most guides will have 44 mag ammo they will give to you. Not so lucky with a 41mag.

Another thing to consider is you can get your gun on all airlines but getting your ammo on board can be difficult. Failing to check your ammo is a serious charge. Now days I would rather try to sneak weed on a plane than ammo.

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