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

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by Bajacalifornian, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Bajacalifornian

    Bajacalifornian New Member

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    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.
     
  2. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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

  3. Warlock999

    Warlock999 New Member

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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.
     
  4. Bajacalifornian

    Bajacalifornian New Member

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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 . . .
     
  5. Bajacalifornian

    Bajacalifornian New Member

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    Ordered the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.

    Hope to find the serial numbers of interest.
     
  6. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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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.
    Good luck
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  7. Jay

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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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  8. fa35jsf

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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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  9. Bajacalifornian

    Bajacalifornian New Member

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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.