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Old 03-01-2021, 06:01 PM
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A couple guys (or gals) really wanted this one. Seems excessive but I haven't been following the Model 41 auctions. What do you think?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892799239
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:23 PM
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A couple guys (or gals) really wanted this one. Seems excessive but I haven't been following the Model 41 auctions. What do you think?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/892799239
A little high but that’s one of the most desirable examples and appears in excellent condition.

Probably one that works..
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:34 PM
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That is not excessive but good news. I have one in the box with all accessories just like that. I believe mine to be unfired and it has a second mag.
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Old 03-01-2021, 08:58 PM
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I guess it is all about how bad you want a high condition 41 with all the accessories. Personally I would not pay that much money for a A series 41. The one pictured is a beautiful example tho. There is a lot of 41s for sale these days. You just have to be patient one will come along with your name on it.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:38 AM
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Yeah plus it has the "coveted" cocking indicator too. That's like putting the word "sniper" in the description. Will always bump value.

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Old 03-02-2021, 09:28 AM
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Beautiful pistol and made back when S&w cared about quality being sent out the door!
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:05 PM
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Way too much to pay. If you have disposable money then why not.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:26 PM
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Having just acquired an older 41 after a long search, I can say that this price is what I'd call "high retail". Certainly not out of line, but indicative of two bidders who really wanted it battling it out. It's good news that there is such strong interest in older Smith's.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:41 PM
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There are still some really nice older model 41's out there that can be had for $1000 or less, a guy just has to be patient and persistent.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:04 PM
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I recently picked one up off of Gunbroker for $850 with a cheap Bushnell red dot. It wasn't in spectacular shape, but after finding ammo it likes it runs pretty well and is a ton of fun to shoot.

Bottom line, they are out there for a somewhat reasonable price (even on Gunbroker), but you have to be patient and stick to your price even if it means you lose a couple of auctions.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:08 PM
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It is a nice, older Model 41.

I wouldn’t pay that much, but I already have one.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:19 PM
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If you were the owner of that gun, the best thing that could possibly happen played out right before your eyes. Two bidders who were not to be denied ownership of the gun. And the winner, the man on the way to the bank.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:36 PM
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I have one like that but mine is a 217XX. Gave $200 for it. My box is in average shape.
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Old 03-03-2021, 08:02 PM
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I'm amazed it went so high, but somebody wanted it, and someone ran him up the pole, as the guy bidding against him does not seem to have many purchases, and not anything from Woodlawn Boys, or other high dollar collector sellers.
Had this been something with 4 digits in the first 100 made, in mint condition, I would consider it.
I have purchased too many equally nice at far less.
Recently I purchased a 41-1 for only $1025.00 on GB, with 1 mag. I was worried about having to go above $1250.00 to get it, since someone had tapped the barrel for a scope rail, and then when removing it, broke 3 of them off.
The guy bidding against me had already paid $516.00 for a 41-1 magazine.
So I figured he would probably over pay for this pistol, although not stamped 41-1 I know the serial # range was above the 22221 range they started stamping 41-1.
I own 22221, which I thought I had purchased a 41 with a conversion kit.
This one I purchased was #21972, so it's highly likely to be another pre stamp.
I will be getting it lettered, the other bidder quit bidding at $889.00 and then went on to buy another magazine for $416.00, so all together he has just over $1000.00 in 2 magazines with no pistol. Go figure. If this pistol does not letter, I have an early 4 digit frame, that is not Fake Stamped 41-1, the slide and barrel would bring close or slightly more than I paid for the pistol, and the magazine and slide stop, light recoil spring, I would keep for my other 22 short kits I own.
If it does letter it will be getting a 98-99% slide and barrel mounted to it.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893004944
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:00 PM
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S/n 11374 (1958 ?) just went for $1136 which seems quite “reasonable” compared to the $2550 for # A169649 (1972,3). Maybe a little lesser condition (?).

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/893168133
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