SOLD FOR: $1448
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: 73595
Year of Manufacture: 1957-1970
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Single Action, Detachable Magazine Fed, Semi-Auto Pistol with Cocking Indicator
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 “73595″. 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 of the grip frame is marked “P”.
Barrel Length: 7 3/8”, 8 1/4? to the end of the muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge undercut blade integral to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the barrel “tail” which continues over the slide to the rear of the firearm. The top of the barrel is matte finished with a line of fine checkering for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with a slight thumb shelf on each panel. There are 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. There are a few light marks into the finish on the left side of the slide at about the trigger. There are light handling marks. The screw heads show light use with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rear of the frame has cocking indicator. The trigger is 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: Included are a serial matching blue box with metal reinforced corners, manual, weight, muzzle cover, two 10-round magazines, a cleaning kit, and a pair of grips. The box has some scuffs and light discoloration on the lid. The metal reinforcements have some light oxidation, in about Very Good condition. The mags have some light thinning from use, in about Fine condition. The grips are smooth wood with a thumb shelf on the left panel. There are a few little draglines and light handling marks, 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. This example shows hardly any wear and has a great bore and a nice trigger. The action is smooth and these guns typically function flawlessly. These are just great guns. This example should 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!