SOLD FOR $2,605
Make: Smith And Wesson
Model: Model 41
Serial Number: A226050
Year of Manufacture: 1973 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Edition, p401)
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Single Action, Detachable Magazine, 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 “A226050”. 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”. Toward the bottom of the grip frame on the left side is a triangle stamp.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a Patridge undercut blade front sight and micrometer adjustable S&W rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation. Both sights are mounted to the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with a thumb shelf on either side. The checkering is sharp on both pieces. There are no cracks or chips on either piece. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light thinning on the corners of the magazine well. There is light wear on the bearing surface of the frame and barrel where the slide rides, most noticeably at the front. There is a small, very light scrach on the right side of the barrel just in front of the ejection port and another on the right side of the barrel fully in front of the slide. This second scratch, while very light, goes from the top to the bottom of the flat face of the barrel. There is a small mark on the top of the barrel to the left of the serrations. The screw heads are sharp with only light tool markings on the grip screws. The markings are clear. Serrations on top of the barrel and front of the grip frame are sharp. Overall, this gun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: This pistol has a cocking indicator in the form of a small protruding pin in the back of the grip frame under the slide.The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Pistol has two-piece cardboard box with matching end label, oiled paper, warranty card and information, holster order form, law enforcement equipment brochure, and manual. Pistol has an aluminum cleaning rod, nylon brush and cotton mop for same, and screwdriver for disassembly. Also included are a total of four magazines. All magazines are marked “S&W” on the baseplate. Three magazines are marked “5” next to the witness channel, S&W monogram logo, and “22 / CAL”. These markings appear on both sides of these three magazines. The fourth magazine is marked “5 / 10” next to the witness channel on both sides of the magazine. All magazines show light wear near the bottom by the crimp marks holding the baseplate to the body of the magazine. The fourth magazine (marked “5” and “10”) also has light wear on both sides from insertion and removal.
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. Improvement can only be found with custom pistols made individually for each buyer, however these will not necessarily perform as well for any other user. The Model 41 performs wonderfully for all users. This is a great example in Excellent condition with its original box with paperwork and four magazines. The action is smooth and these guns typically function flawlessly. These are just great guns. If you add one more S & W to your collection this year this should be it. Please see our photos and good luck!