SOLD FOR: $1370
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: A40252
Year of Manufacture: 1961-1970
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 “A 40252″. 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″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge undercut blade integral to a rise at the front of the barrel. 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 chckering for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered brown plastic panels with a slight thumb shelf on each panel. There are some little nicks, scratches, and dings on the smooth borders and thumb shelves. There are some scattered light handling marks. 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 94% of its metal finish. There are some little nicks, scuffs, and light scratches, the most noticeable are on the left side of the frame and on the right side of the slide. There is some discoloration from previous oxidation on the back of the slide and frame. There are a few spots of finish loss on the backstrap. 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 10-round magazine.
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 one is the 7 3/8″ model with a protective fitting on the muzzle, it is an early model but is stamped “A” indicating a duplicate serial number. If you are in the market for a .22 target pistol this year, this should be it, it has a great bore and comes with one magazine to get you started. Please see our photos and good luck!