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Smith and Wesson model 41

#1 Post by Mustang » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 pm

I've been looking for a nice small bore target pistol to compete with my wife's High Standard Victor. One model of particular interest has been the S&W model 41 and I finally found one for a decent price.

It arrived at my FFL's today and I grabbed a few pictures before it went into the safe for the obligatory 10 "cooling-off" period.

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#2 Post by Bucolic » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 pm

Major envy! Nice!
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#3 Post by danhue » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:27 pm

Yeah, super nice. Is it better than the High Standard? This begs for a comparison review.

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#4 Post by Mustang » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:55 pm

Thanks, guys!

Here is the Victor. I'll have to do a shoot off.

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#5 Post by senorgrand » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:57 pm

Love that 41!!! What is the barrel length?
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#6 Post by Mustang » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:00 pm

senorgrand wrote:
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Love that 41!!! What is the barrel length?
Thanks. It is a 7"

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#7 Post by senorgrand » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:03 pm

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#8 Post by sikacz » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:29 pm

:love: Congrats! I've been keeping eye out for one! Envy!
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#9 Post by highdesert » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:48 pm

Very nice! Do you know what year it was made?
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#10 Post by Mustang » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:44 am

sikacz wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:29 pm
:love: Congrats! I've been keeping eye out for one! Envy!
highdesert wrote:
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Very nice! Do you know what year it was made?
Thanks, guys.

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#11 Post by MaxwellG » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:57 am

I shot 2 S&W Model 41's at our last LGC Outing, they sure are nice pistols.
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#12 Post by Mustang » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:25 pm

MaxwellG wrote:
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I shot 2 S&W Model 41's at our last LGC Outing, they sure are nice pistols.
Glad to hear that. I'll post better pics and a range report after I've "cooled off".

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#13 Post by Bisbee » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:13 pm

I shot Huck's S&W 41 at a gathering and was stunned by the trigger. Lighter than anything I've ever shot yet very precise and consistent break. An amazing target gun.
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#14 Post by Mustang » Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:53 pm

Bisbee wrote:
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I shot Huck's S&W 41 at a gathering and was stunned by the trigger. Lighter than anything I've ever shot yet very precise and consistent break. An amazing target gun.
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#15 Post by sikacz » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:33 am

Range report and more pics when you have chance! :beer:
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#16 Post by Mustang » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:33 pm

sikacz wrote:
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Range report and more pics when you have chance! :beer:
Will do!

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#17 Post by Mustang » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:22 pm

Since a shoot off between the HS Victor and the S&W model 41 is already in the offing, I might have to make it a 3-way shoot off and include an S&W .22 Outdoorsman that I have.

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#18 Post by HuckleberryFun » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:02 pm

I have a S&W Model 41. I shoot it more than my other guns combined (500 rounds week training + 90 more a month in monthly 2700 Bullseye matches.) I rarely ever have a problem with it.
If you find the 7” barrel too heavy at the muzzle end then try a 5” bull barrel available from the factory or an improved one from Clark Custom. The Model 41 is still widely considered the best .22 target pistol America ever produced. Only shoot standard velocity loads, hv loads will ruin it.
They tend to be finicky about what ammo they like, even more so than other .22s. Mine likes CCI or Norma Match but hates Federal Gold Match.
You’d have to go get a fancy high priced European “fee fee” gun from Feinwekbau, etc, to do better. Congrats on the find!
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#19 Post by Buck13 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Mustang wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:33 pm
sikacz wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:33 am
Range report and more pics when you have chance! :beer:
Will do!
According to my calendar, you've been sufficiently cool for three weeks. When do we get to start the "drooling off" period over your report? :disco:
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Re: Smith and Wesson model 41

#20 Post by HuckleberryFun » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:32 pm

Oh, one more thing. The grip on the Model 41 was purposefully made to be at the exact same angle as the 1911.
So, training on one carries over to the other...
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