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Old 07-27-2016, 08:00 PM
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I had one in the same condition up to last year. I sold it to get a very nice Medalist. No regrets though, the Medalist was on my wish list for a long time and it's a fantastic shooter also. TC
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:05 PM
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You have every right to be proud of that one. You have to love that old fire blue finish, just perfect. I have never seen a nicer one, doubt if it exist ! Smart move on the grips.

My only probem with it is that I would be afraid of shooting it !!! Just beautiful.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:08 PM
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Does that 41 have an indicator which sticks out the back of the slide? Believe it is to indicate "cocked".
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:13 PM
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Nice Early M-41

These are the best of the bunch, found one recently with a Feb. 1959 ship date, they are addictive, also have one shipped in 1958 with a 4 digit S/N, the 1958 gun was/is an Al Dinon custom which may not mean much unless you are old or up on deceased Connecticut Gunsmiths. He was killed backing out of his driveway.
I just had to tell you that you have a very nice M-41, shoot it and enjoy it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:39 PM
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Early Model 41

That is a very nice 41. I have sn 46xx that was shipped in March 1958 to the Marshall Field Department Store in Chicago, of all places. Your 41 appears to be in better condition than mine; I hope you enjoy it as much as I do my 41. Willyboy
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:48 PM
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I had serial# 4053 NIB and sold it when I was between jobs about 8 years ago, it was a 7.5 with a break but the grips were different, not as much flare.
I get a little sick if I think to much about it now.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:13 PM
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I also have a 1959 model #28843 , mine came with a set of barrel weights.
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:21 PM
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I know S&W 41s are now used by the US Olympic Shooting Teams to practice with. Were S&W M41s ever used in the actual Olympic international shooting games? If so, could it be possible your 1959 M41 may have been one of those used in any of those games? Don`t know how it could be traced to find out. ETA : awesome M41 you have there.
I have a 41 and a Victor both bought in the early 70's. I bought an extra barrel for the 41 to mount a scope on. I bought a .22 short kit for the Victor which consisted of a barrel, slide and two magazines. I bought the short kit to shoot in the NY State games which only allowed .22 pistol competition at the time. One of the international disciplines was ISU rapid fire which required you to engage five turning targets in four seconds. The low recoil of the .22 short was the only thing that made that possible. Don't know if that's even shot anymore. Was fun while it lasted
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:42 PM
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I bought one from a friend, whose late parents used it for bullseye competition. They were friends with Jim Clark, and he slicked it up for them. The trigger on it is absolute perfection.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:44 PM
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I have a model 41 produced in 1958 no less in excellent condition that I shoot every week at 75ft. Serial No. 12304. I love this gun as well as my M46 which a low numbered gun as well from 1963. I use the 46 as a backup if the 41 ever gets sick which is really extremely rare to have happen. I don't have the box for mine but it is a fabulous shooter with the CCI SV ammo also.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:23 PM
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I know S&W 41s are now used by the US Olympic Shooting Teams to practice with. Were S&W M41s ever used in the actual Olympic international shooting games? If so, could it be possible your 1959 M41 may have been one of those used in any of those games? Don`t know how it could be traced to find out. ETA : awesome M41 you have there.
My model 4 was given to me by my father. He says that at the Olympics in Mexico City, one of the American shooters has his bags go missing, and borrowed a 41 (or bought it, he is 71 and the story gets fuzzier every time he tells it..) and competed with it. Took a silver or something to that effect. All I know is, if you can see it, you can hit it with a model 41. Mine has the 7 1/4 barrel without a muzzle brake. Anyone know where I could pick one up? My uncle had a 41 with 5 1/2" or so inch barrel. And I have never seen another.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:32 AM
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nice!
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:52 AM
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2nd Year Gun

Nice Pistol, I have a factory letter for a 7 3/8 model 41, serial # 19751, shipped December 1960, and other pistols in the 22000 and 28000 shipped in 1961.
I highly doubt you have a 2nd year pistol there, it's beautiful Nice Find, but you should letter it if you feel it's a 2nd year gun.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:07 AM
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These should be handled with utmost respect. Do not will them to grandkids. Give/sell to shooters that will keep them going, just knocking the center out of the targets day in and day out!
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:44 PM
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A very nice pistol!
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