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Old 01-02-2008, 01:49 AM   #1
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hey folks, new user here. i found a blackhawk 41 mag in a pawn shop, and was wondering about a ballpark price would be. they are asking $359 with leather holster. it appears to be in good shape, the only thing is holster wear at the muzzle. i was looking at a new 44 mag, but they are a little rich for me at this time. so do you think this might be a good deal or should i see if they will take less for it?

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Old 01-02-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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The .41 Blackhawks are pretty rare. I think the .30 carbine version is a bit more scarce. I love the .41 cartridge. High velocity, good weight, flat shooting, accurate and less recoil thatn the .44 (IMHO). The only problem is .41 ammo is a bit scarce and generally only full power loads available. There is not .41 special to use for practice. If you hand load, it is not a problem. I cast my own bullets and load them down to about 900 fps for gentle paper punching or up to 1400 for an a$$ kicking, deep penetrating, hog killing round.
I have 3 .41 mags, all Smith & Wesson. 57, 58 and 657.
I would try to talk them down a bit but I would jump on it for about $325-$340.

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The .41 is making somewhat of a comeback and ruger is again offering it. The cheapest online price I've found them new is 381.00 so that makes it a bit in need of some haggling.

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I like the .41 Mag too and that sounds like a decent deal. If you do get into handloading later, you might want to check on Gary Reeder's .41 GNR. It's the .44 Mag necked down to .41 and, according to his website, pushes a 170gr bullet to over 2000fps. You could even get a second cylinder and have your own convertible setup.

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I have a Blackhawk .41, I love it. It's a great shooting gun, I killed one deer with it. I also have a Dan Wesson and a TC Contender with a 10" bull barrel in .41. The Ruger is the best by far. The price isn't that far out of line, especially if the holster is any good, I've got $200 in leather for mine.

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Have one, love it. Ammo is EXPENSIVE for it unless you reload.
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YOU HAVE THE HAMMER COCKED ON A SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER?!!! OMG! Those are known to jump up and attack defensless welfare recipients! AND its loaded too? What kind of an irresponsible gun owner are you? Don't you know that gun MUST have a trigger lock and the ammo MUST be stored in a locked container in a different zip code?

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The .41 Blackhawk is not that rare, it has been a catalog item for years. Just not every gun shop will stock one. I think they come in 4 5/8 " and 6 1/2" barrel lengths. Just in blue, I don't think it is available in stainless. For awhile a .41 mag Super Blackhawk with a 7.5" tube and in stainless was available to exclusive dealers. I passed on a .41 mag Bisley last year, NIB for $400. That was dumb. I really wish I would have picked it up. Oh well.

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YOU HAVE THE HAMMER COCKED ON A SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER?!!! OMG! Those are known to jump up and attack defensless welfare recipients! AND its loaded too? What kind of an irresponsible gun owner are you? Don't you know that gun MUST have a trigger lock and the ammo MUST be stored in a locked container in a different zip code?
I've heard of that happening, thought it was just a myth. Fortunately for me I don't live near any of those.
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I, for one, would love to see a resurgance of the .41 mag. Now that the .44 mag is no longer the biggest meanest guy on the block I am hoping that more people see the attributes of the .41 mag. There are a lot of new revolvers chambering the .44 mag that are light weight. The recoil of these guns are causing the last remaining bullets to back out and lock up the cylinder. I think the .41 might be a solution or at least help with this problem.

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