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Old 11-22-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Guidance in search for 60's era S&W Model 41

I'm seeking information for finding & identifying an early 41, built in the 60's, to shoot.

Serial number parameters, for example, or other markings

may confirm prospects found over the telephone.


Just clawing the keyboard . . . without progress.

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Check Cabela's Gun Library.
$999.00. 5.5 inch bbl.

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only advice i can give you is to search the gun stores and pawn shops, hit the gun shows and keep an eye on the online gun auctions. might also pick up a copy of Shotgun News. maybe take an ad out in the Wanted Section.

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25-5, Thanks! Did you notice a reference number? I find 5 (all one thousand $ plus)


but no clue year built with any. Remains my problem . . .

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Ordered the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.

Hope to find the serial numbers of interest.

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Default Guidance in search for 60's era S&W Model 41

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There is a model 46 as well. A less expensive production by S&W. That's the only two I saw. Production of the 46 stopped in '66. You can call for ore info. The 41 was made into the 90's. The 5.5" bbl may mean from the 60's.
I have a High Standard Victor and like it. Extremely accurate.
A bunch of 41's on gun broker.
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My 1959 vintage Model 41 is serial number 178XX. Also, this version incorporates a "cocked indicator", pin, just below the slide, and at the rear of the frame. The finish on mine is a matte finish as opposed to a gloss blue. Modern barrels interchange nicely with this older one.

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I know where there is 15 of these. They are sitting in a government safe inside a vault. Use to shoot them in competition. Great guns when they were thoroughly cleaned and functioning properly. I don't know how to tell when they were made as info on the model 41 is a little hard to find. Before I left the team I made a video on how to completely strip the gun and reassemble.


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Thank you all. Really nice 41 Jay!

I have the numbers and the hunt is on.

Will post an image after the score . . . will take some time.

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