SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: UBL1199
Year of Manufacture: 1997-2000s
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action, Detachable Round 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 “UBL1199?. The right side of the barrel is marked “22 LONG RIFLE”. The right side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / HOULTON, ME USA”. The right side of the frame is marked “MODEL 41”.
Barrel Length: 5 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an under-cut 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. The top of the barrel is installed with a one-piece rail and a TruGlo red dot sight. The sight has minimal handling wear and functions correctly, it rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered laminate wood with a slight thumb shelf on each panel. There are a couple of light marks and general handling wear. 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 handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously described scope, three 10-round magazines, and a soft case.
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 light 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 early 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!