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Old 05-06-2004, 04:24 PM
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Model 41 vs. Buck Mark??



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What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of the S&W Model 41 vs. the Browning Buck Mark (5.5 Field or Target)? I'm having trouble deciding. I recognize the price difference but how about reliability, accuracy, durability, etc.? Your thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2004, 08:26 PM
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Exclamation 41 all the way!

I had 4 Buckmarks in the past. I have also had 1 41 for 18 years.
To me I would rather spend a bit more up front and save in the long run. The Buck has an Alum frame and the 41 is not .The Bucky is a value for the $$$ for an entry leval and the 41 is a value forever.
I also have a problem with the Bucky slopy rear sight. The 41 is a match grade and is known for its Sights.
If the $ is not the deciding factor you will be glad you went with the S&W not SOB( Some Other Brand). Get the best----The 41 is considered the best.
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:28 AM
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Now if they only made the 41 in stainless steel, I'd get one.
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:41 PM
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Smile Sw 41 Or Buck Mark

:I've had my sw 41 15 years, can't beat it . Also had a buck mark not near as good as a #41.It shot good but did not feel as good also did not like the trigger, good pull but not the same feel as the #41. Also have a Ruger slab side like it better than the buck mark. Hope this helps. Bob
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Old 05-08-2004, 09:41 PM
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I have had both. I currently have the Buckmark and in my estimation its underpriced for the quality and accuracy. Great shooter! Now here is the but. When you talk 22 rimfire auto pistols the "41" is the benchmark by which all others are judged & rightfully so. It'll cost ya a little more for the best but it can shoot more accurately than 99% of its owners will ever be capable of. I sold my 41 because I wasn't shooting it and felt it should be owned by someone who would shoot it. FOOL FOOL FOOL Its the one gun I will always regret selling even when I get another one. Ric
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:06 AM
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If you plan on selling it in the future get the Buckmark, because you will never be happy once you shoot a Model 41. If you don't believe me, go shoot a Model 41 for 1 week, then try a Ruger or Browning and see what you think. Not bashing either one, but the Model 41 is addictive, and you will never be happy once you get used to shoot it.

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Old 05-09-2004, 04:59 PM
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I've never had a Buckmark, but I can recommend the Model 41. I have one that I've been shooting for 39 years. Bought it new in 1965, and I won't tell you what I paid for it, because I don't like to see grown men cry!

I also have an original High Standard Victor, which, in my opinion, is the only .22 target pistol to compare to the Model 41. I like the feel of the Model 41 better.

I also had a Colt Targetsman for a brief period of time. Broken firing pins, uncomfortable grip angle, and mediocre accuracy. (My Smith & Wesson .22 LR revolver would shoot better!) I sold it, but I wish I still had it. It would bring a lot more money today!

Although I like the looks of the blued steel gun better, I would buy another Model 41 if Smith & Wesson made them in stainless steel. Wouldn't sell my original one, though!

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model 41

There is no substitution for a Model 41, and there is no turning back either. My 1911s are being neglected since I started shooting this 7-inch S&W M41.
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There is no substitution for a Model 41, and there is no turning back either.
This is true. I love my Buckmark but it's just not in the same league as my 41 (1980) Then again it's $500 cheaper too! You really should get both!
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Old 05-09-2004, 10:12 PM
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:29 AM
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Reliability...

I keep hearing the S&W 41 is finicky with ammo? Is this true. From what I hear, the Buck Mark's are super reliable and eat anything. I recognize that the 41 is a higher end gun but I'm trying to decide if it's worth the extra money since it will mainly be a target/range gun. Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:50 PM
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My 41 is not ammo picky..as long as you use std velocity or pistol match ammo. I shot some hi-vel in it years ago and it just didn't feel "smooth". I think S&W recommends avoiding high velocity ammo also. You are probably going to find that for the price difference, the Buckmark will serve your needs just fine. After a couple of years with the Buckmark, you will want something a little bit better and thats when you will get a 41. The additional money spent now for a "plinker" is probably best spent on ammo for your needs. They are both fine pistols and IMHO, both are underpriced for what you get.
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Old 05-14-2004, 11:08 AM
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Talking Just got my 41

Shot it for the first time yesterday. Didn't have much time so I only shot about 60 rounds through it. WOWWOWOWOWOWOW! Love this gun! Not one glitch and I just shot what I happened to have in my gun bag at the time - Dynapoints.
I was looking at the Buckmark 5.5 Field also, and the Ruger bull barrel. I am glad I went with the 41.
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Old 05-14-2004, 05:53 PM
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Well that is pretty much the usual reaction to first firing of a 41. Congratulations on becoming an owner of the model 41.

All thoughts of how much it cost are erased in the first firing by most. It is just a darn satisfying pistol to own and shoot.
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Old 05-15-2004, 07:57 PM
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The trigger on the 41 is so much better than anything else that alone is worth the price difference! The S&W 41 is outstanding! Mine was also not ammo picky. I had shot some cheap HV stuff through it with nary a bobble as long as I kept it clean.
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