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Old 04-03-2021, 07:55 PM
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Need Advice On Best Place To Get S&W Model 41 Magazines



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I searched but could not find any posts about 41 mags. I would like to get three or four additional ones but have read so much about poorly functioning mags from Clarks and other places. They appear to often need to be vice-squeezed, filed or otherwise adjusted to work in the 41.

What are suggestions for good 41 mags that are reliable?

Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2021, 08:43 PM
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https://gunmagwarehouse.com/
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Old 04-03-2021, 10:46 PM
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Try Greg Cote he has factory mags in stock. https://gregcotellc.com
I've had to squeeze some of them before so they would drop freely. Never had to adjust feed lips or file any to get them to feed right.
I think that sometimes the need to squeeze them may have to do with the vintage of the gun.
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Old 04-04-2021, 07:28 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. Mine is a September 1958 M1941 pistol barely ever used. I have an original and one extra mag with it.

I thought I would get all kinds of comments and debate about this since I didn't find targeted posts about this question in my searching of the forum.

Appreciate all help. I'll check all of these sights out!
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Old 04-04-2021, 09:16 AM
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My normal response is to buy only new original equipment manufactured magazines. But.....

A poster here could not get the factory magazine into the his gun. He contacted S&W whose tech guy told him to squeeze them in a vice as they do regularly. WHAT!!!! They must get theirs from the same aftermarket supplier as others do!

Still, the best choice for any chance of a reliable magazine has to be S&W new or used, like at the gun shows. Just make sure they are "S&W" marked.

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Old 04-04-2021, 09:33 AM
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The advice to just "squeeze" them in a vise is not exactly a specific procedure defined by precisely where to squeeze, how much to squeeze or to what end dimension, etc. If I squeeze in the wrong position, too much or deform it improperly, will S&W replace my magazines?

I don't like general recommendations like that but, since I haven't tried it yet, maybe I'm over analyzing the procedure.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:36 AM
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I bought 4 factory new magazines about 4 months ago and they all work perfectly.

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Old 04-04-2021, 11:33 AM
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Another vote for GunMagWarehouse, factory Model 41 mags on sale for $26.99.
I've bought magazines from them on several occasions and had good transaction.

https://gunmagwarehouse.com/smith-we...-magazine.html
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Old 04-04-2021, 12:53 PM
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Good price but they have been out of stock for a while.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:42 AM
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I have bought 5 new ones on eBay, if you are patient you can get them for a decent price. All 5 of the ones I bought work fine.
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Old 04-06-2021, 05:27 AM
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What specific details do you look for on ons from ebay? Aren't a lot of them junk with bad followers?
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:23 AM
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If I was worried about 41 Mags for a older 41 I would look for the 41 only mags made before the 422 was introduced and the slot that the mag release holds the mag in with was expanded. They won't be cheap but they will work.
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:35 AM
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I don’t have any trouble with new magazines all work excellent
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Old 04-06-2021, 09:46 AM
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I donít have any trouble with new magazines all work excellent
I think the need for a squeeze was a short term issue, with magazines made a few years back, not recent production.
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Old 04-06-2021, 01:16 PM
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In a few days I'm expecting to get in a couple S&W 41 magazines from Greg Cote ($29.95 each) and will reply back regarding their fit & function in my late '60's model 41
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