Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5.5″ 7.5″ Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1979-1980

SOLD FOR: $1330

LSB#: 211001DC43

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 41

Serial Number: A582517

Year of Manufacture: 1979-1980

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Single Action, Detachable Magazine Fed 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 “A582517″. 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 “T”.

Barrel Length: 5 1/2″, 7 1/2″ Barrel Also Included

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge undercut blade integral to a rise at the front of the barrel, it has been painted red. The rear sight is a square-notch adjustable for windage and elevation dovetailed into 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 serrations for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with a slight thumb shelf on each panel. There are a few little dings on the bottom edges. There is a patch of finish loss on the right panel at the top. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine 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 96% of its metal finish. The back of the slide, frame, barrel tail, and front strap have a few little spots of light surface oxidation. There are some scattered draglines and there are a couple of light hairline scratches. The side of the slide stop is bright. There is light operational wear. There are light handling marks. The grip screws are lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 is a 7 1/2″ barrel, three 10-round magazines, and a soft case. The top of the 7 1/2″ barrel has three custom drilled, tapped, and filled screws.

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 some standard use 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, it even comes with a spare 7 1/2″ barrel and three magazines. Please see our photos and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5.5" 7.5" Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1979-1980
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5.5″ 7.5″ Semi-Auto Pistol MFD 1979-1980