Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 41
Serial Number: A599563
Year of Manufacture: 1979-1980
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the left side of the slide has a small S&W logo. The left side of the frame is marked “A599563”. The right side of the frame is marked “MODEL 41”. The right side of the slide has the four line “Marcas Registradas” address and the right side of the barrel is marked “22 LONG RIFLE CTG”.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted with a fixed undercut Patridge front sight on a ramp. There is a square notch adjustable rear sight. The sight radius is about 9 ½”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with a small ambidextrous thumb rest. The bottoms of the grips are beveled to aid in inserting the magazine. There are some very small compression marks and there may be the start of a small crack at the bottom of the right panel where it mates with the right rear corner of the grip frame. There are no chips and the checkering remains in good shape. The grips rate in about Fine to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is almost bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion and the recessed muzzle crown is unmarked.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some slight pinprick surface erosion at the muzzle on the left side of the barrel and a small bare spot that is smooth to the touch on the left side of the slide just above the trigger. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger breaks at about 1 ¾ lbs. We have not fired this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a four page brochure for parts list/instructions for use/maintenance/specifications, a list of S&W Warranty Service Centers, product registration sheets and brochures for both S&W ammo and holsters provided. All the paperwork is in good condition. There are also two additional magazines provided (making a total of three magazines). All three are marked “S&W” on the floorplate and have 5 and 10 markings on the left side. These magazines show use, but are in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The S&W Model 41 is a highly prized target pistol and still a favorite among many Bullseye shooters. This example with its long sight radius and 7” barrel looks to be a real tack driver. With three magazines and original owner’s manual it shows just how well it has been cared for over the last 30+ years. Buy it and compete with your friends for how tight a 10 shot group you can shoot at 25 yards.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of certified for sale handguns”, and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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