SOLD FOR: $1,275.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: A582087
Year of Manufacture: 1979-80 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Edition, p401)
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Single Action, Detachable Magazine, Semi-Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The left side of the slide has the S&W trademark logo. The left side of the frame is marked “A582087”. The right side of the barrel is marked “ 22 LONG RIFLE CTG”. The right side of the slide is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The right side of the frame is marked “MODEL 41”. The butt is marked “T” to the left-rear of the magazine well.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”, Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a Patridge undercut blade front sight and micrometer adjustable S&W rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The front sight is integal to a rise in the barrel. The rear sight is dovetailed to the barrel “tail” which continues over the slide to the rear of the firearm. The top of the barrel has a matte finish and serrations to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with a thumb shelf on either side. The right panel has a spot of light wear on the edge of the thumb shelf. Otherwise, the grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The left side of the slide has a few scattered light marks and there are a couple of extremely faint scratches on the right barrel flat. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Serrations on top of the barrel and front of the grip frame are sharp. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is very light and crisp. We did not fire this gun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a two-piece blue cardboard Smith & Wesson box wtih metal reinforced corners, a total of two 10-round magazines, S&W cleaning accessories including nylon-bristle bore brush, bore mop, and cleaning rod, and S&W wax paper. The box has a label which appears to be serial-matching with “A 582 ??7”, with two digits obscured by wear as from tape being taken off the label. Otherwise, the box shows very light wear on the exterior, in about Fine condition. The magazines show ilttle to no operational wear with intact feed lips and strong springs, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: From its introduction in 1957 to this very day, the Smith & Wesson model 41 has been considered one of the finest target pistols made commercially. Improvement can only be found with custom pistols made individually for each buyer, however these will not necessarily perform as well for any other user. The Model 41 performs wonderfully for all users. This example shows little if any use, responsible storage, with a great bore and a fantastic trigger. The action is smooth and these guns typically function flawlessly. These are just great guns. This example in its high condition and with what appears to be its original box will likely attract the Smith collectors, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better production rimfire pistol. If you are in the market for a .22 target pistol this year, this should be it. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol CAN be transferred as a Dealer Sale in California (Exempted Olympic Competition Pistol). This pistol CAN be transferred to a California resident as a Private Party Transaction at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to non-California buyers.