Sold For: $4,375
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: A303932
Year of Manufacture: 1974-1978 – This pistol is on the BATF C&R Listing
Caliber: .22 Short
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson” and the left side of the slide is marked with the S&W logo. The left side of the frame is marked “A303932”. The right side of the slide is marked with the 4 Line “Marcus Registradas” address. The right side of the frame is marked “Model 41-1”. The right side of the barrel is marked “”.
Barrel Length: The barrel length to the end of the muzzle brake is 8 3/8”. The length of the rifled barrel is 7”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge style blade on a short ramp fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped target sight adjustable for windage and elevation. It is pinned to the barrel. The top of the barrel has a matte finish and the center is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with a thumbrest on the left side and a rest for the index finger on the right. The grips flair outwards at the bottom matching the contour of the grip frame and provide a comfortable rest for the little finger. There is a small chip out of the right grip at the bottom rear edge and there appears to be a very light compression mark on the edge of the thumbrest. The checkering is sharp and without flaws. The grips rate in about Fine to Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is typical for a rimfire – slightly shallow. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. In addition to very light scratches, there is a mark on the right side of the slide about an inch in front of the trigger guard. There are 2 small marks in the left side of the slide above the rear of the trigger guard and another above the rear of the slide release. There are very faint marks on the left side of the barrel just in front of the slide and a mark in the top of the barrel at the edge of the checkering about an inch behind the front sight ramp. The top corners of the rear sight show thinning. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine to Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with the attached muzzle brake, one 10 round magazine, the original box and paperwork. The magazine is marked “S&W“ on the floorplate and “5” on each side. It shows little to no wear and is in Excellent condition. The box is blue cardboard with metal reinforcement on all corners. It is marked on the top lid with the S&W logo and has a factory label on one end correctly marked with the make, model, caliber and serial number of this pistol. The lid of the box has been written-on with a white crayon, has two small pieces of scotch tape stuck to it and shows minor compression marks. The corners show surface loss and the inside edges of the lid and bottom are frayed. The bottom of the box has cardboard inserts that are fitted for this pistol and two magazines. Overall the box is in Fine condition. The paperwork includes a Parts List and Instructions for Use, marked with a note indicating new prices were effective April 1974, with various S&W promotional fliers, and thin light brown wrapping paper. All are in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This pistol is in great condition and will make someone a wonderful target pistol. The .22 Short chambering combined with the muzzle break should yield outstanding accuracy with zero recoil for good rapid fire times. Why buy a new one made in some far away land when you can get a U.S. made C&R eligible pistol in such nice condition instead?