SOLD FOR: $1175
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: A644437
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 “A644437?. 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: 7?
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 and is 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 checkering for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are aftermarket two-piece checkered wood with a palm swell on each panel. There are a few scattered light handling marks but no major defects. 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. There are a few little tool marks in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 92% of its metal finish. There is finish loss and discoloration from previous oxidation on the front strap. There are areas of light erosion, finish loss, and discoloration from previous oxidation under the grips. There is thinning and finish loss on the edges. There are some scattered little nicks, scuffs, and scratches, some of the most noticeable are on the left side of the barrel. There are some little spots of finish loss from previous oxidation. There is thinning on the top of the barrel. There is finish loss on the rear of the frame above the grips. There is light operational wear. There are light handling marks. The grip screws are sharp. The markings are mostly strong and clear, the slide markings are light. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-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 serial matching box, a 10-round magazine, spare springs, a cleaning kit with a screwdriver, paperwork including the manual.
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 its original box and two magazines. Please see our photos and good luck!