Smith & Wesson S&W Model 58 .41 Magnum M&P 4″ Nickel Revolver
SOLD FOR: $1100
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 58, The .41 Magnum Military & Police
Serial Number: N270936
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .41 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Single or Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “41 MAGNUM”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W monogram logo and the right of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the model number, the butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The rear face of the cylinder and barrel flat are marked “N”.
Barrel Length: 4? Pinned Heavy Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a square notch in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood replacement grips with checkering, S&W medallions, and smooth diamonds around the grip screw escutcheons. There are light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are some scattered draglines and minor scuffs. There are scattered cloudy areas. There are some little spots of finish loss at the marcas registradas and cylinder. There are some spots of faint discoloration on the matter rib and topstrap. The markings have a black color fill. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup shows light play with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single-action trigger 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a S&W Model 58 .41 Magnum Military & Police revolver. It has a 4” pinned barrel, a high luster blued finish, fixed service sights, target hammer, target trigger and checkered wood magna grips. The .41 Rem. Mag. was conceived by Elmer Keith and was originally intended for hunting and law enforcement use. He envisioned two different loads: a hot load for hunting and a milder police load. When used with heavy hunting loads, the .41 Magnum offers a flatter trajectory than the .44 Magnum, and can nearly equal its muzzle energy, especially in the new loadings available from Cor-Bon and Buffalo Bore. The .41 Magnum never caught on to the same extent as the smaller .357 or larger .44 Magnum, making these revolvers more scarce than the Models 27 and 29. In fact, they only made about 20,000 of the Model 58. This particular example is in Fine condition retaining a great bore and strong mechanics. With its hammer-mounted firing pin, pinned barrel and recessed chambers, they quite literally do not make them like this anymore. Please see our photos and good luck!