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doc540
06-10-2012, 18:16
Never had a pistol this accurate.:wow:

Just wait 'till I get a little practice under my belt.

Not sure what year it is (#A600049) or if the box is correct (stamped inside: "Oct 16 1975).

Shot it today for the first time!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/Smith41-A.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41-B.jpg

troy89031
06-10-2012, 18:19
Have fun with it.!

doc540
06-10-2012, 19:27
Woo Hoo!!

Just confirmed it's the original box and goodies.

Gun's a 1979 build.

deadite
06-10-2012, 19:44
Awesome 41! I have it's brother from 1978.

Do yourself a favor and shoot standard velocity through it.you won't believe the accuracy.

deadite

doc540
06-10-2012, 19:52
Awesome 41! I have it's brother from 1978.

Do yourself a favor and shoot standard velocity through it.you won't believe the accuracy.

deadite

Thanks, shot some of that just today.

Little metal animals screamed "PIIING" and fell right over. :cool:

DustyJacket
06-10-2012, 20:53
Enjoy yours.

Unfortunately, mine is no longer reliable with match grade ammo.

This is my wife modeling her first time with the M41,

http://www.dustyjacket.com/shooting/m41.jpg

RedHaze
06-10-2012, 21:27
Here's a rested 25 yard target, 10 rounds from a M41.
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8492/targetwdime111011.jpg

Can't wait until I have enough extra money to get to the M41 on my list...

byf43
06-11-2012, 12:34
Never had a pistol this accurate.:wow:

Just wait 'till I get a little practice under my belt.

Not sure what year it is (#A600049) or if the box is correct (stamped inside: "Oct 16 1975).

Shot it today for the first time!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/Smith41-A.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41-B.jpg


S&W mdl 41.


The best-balanced, best-looking, most-accurate handgun that I've ever fired or owned!!

Hitting empty 12 ga shotgun shells @ 100 yards off of sandbags - (open sights, that is) is a REAL kick in the pants!

Congratulations!!!!! :thumbsup:

Batesmotel
06-11-2012, 12:43
Welcome to the club! The 41 RULES!

Start comparing standard velocity match ammo. Mine loves Eli Tenex and Federal Gold Medal.

deadite
06-11-2012, 13:12
I got mine in the same configuration as yours, the 5" heavy barrel. Mine is a 1978 "A" Prefix like yours, too.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0433.jpg

I really wanted a rail on the top for a red-dot, but I didn't want to ruin the value of the original barrel, so I ordered another S&W 7" barrel that already had been drilled and tapped for a weaver rail.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN1921.jpg

Here it is with a red-dot installed.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/41.jpg

I bought a few 12 round Smith and Wesson mags and a case of CCI Standard Velocity and the combo makes this my favorite gun in my collection...and the most accurate. Btw, the HKS 22S Magloader works really well for me.

http://cdn1.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd_images/lgprod/82040.jpg

The one pictured above in my gun pron pic is an ADCO mag loader, but I gifted it to my father-in-law who has a Model 46. It's too bad that Utimate Clip Loader doesn't make a model for the 41 mags.

deadite

aircarver
06-11-2012, 14:56
Congrats !

I won many matches with mine.

(I always used Remington std. velocity ammo)

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o135/aircarver/SW_M41_99805-2.jpg

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doc540
06-11-2012, 21:49
I'll have to try several types of standard velocity ammo to see which it likes best.

Do 41's like to be kept extra clean?

If so, how many rounds between cleaning?

Sniff
06-11-2012, 22:24
Nice pistol.

My Mod 41 is the first pistol I brought and one that I use a lot.

You'll like it more every time you shoot it.

doc540
06-15-2012, 19:54
Thanks

w/Leupold 8m 2X EER (and a stocks change)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41D.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41E.jpg

50yds here we come :cool:

bac1023
06-15-2012, 20:24
Congrats! :cool:

I really ought to break down and get one of them. I just never spent that much on a rimfire before.

They awesome pistols though.

steve1911
06-15-2012, 23:37
congrats!



1911club#410

Havasu
06-15-2012, 23:43
Congrats. Great looking gun.

deadite
06-17-2012, 10:50
Congrats! :cool:

I really ought to break down and get one of them. I just never spent that much on a rimfire before.

They awesome pistols though.

Seriously, you won't regret it, Brian.

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deadite
06-17-2012, 10:53
Thanks

w/Leupold 8m 2X EER (and a stocks change)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41D.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41E.jpg

50yds here we come :cool:

Nice setup! If you don't mind me asking, what did that scope set you back? Seems ideal for squirrel hunting.

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Islander1
06-17-2012, 12:31
Beautiful gun! A 41 is high on my "someday" list.

doc540
06-17-2012, 13:40
Nice setup! If you don't mind me asking, what did that scope set you back? Seems ideal for squirrel hunting.

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Thanks

The American-made 2X EER's are going from $115-$200.

deadite
06-17-2012, 13:47
Thanks

The American-made 2X EER's are going from $115-$200.

Thanks, not to bad.

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ithaca_deerslayer
06-19-2012, 13:51
I hope my tears don't make your 41's rust.

doc540
06-19-2012, 15:08
I hope my tears don't make your 41's rust.

Aw, now, think about it like this: you can get a nice 41 for about the same price or less than most run-of-the-mill 1911's.

For 41 money I just sold a couple of average guns that I wasn't shooting much.

See how easy it is now? :wavey:

bac1023
06-19-2012, 21:23
Seriously, you won't regret it, Brian.



I hear you Matt.

Maybe I'll pick one up. :dunno:

ithaca_deerslayer
06-20-2012, 05:17
Aw, now, think about it like this: you can get a nice 41 for about the same price or less than most run-of-the-mill 1911's.

For 41 money I just sold a couple of average guns that I wasn't shooting much.

See how easy it is now? :wavey:

Next tax return season, and I'm doing some serious shopping for a bullseye .22. Lots of great examples in this thread :)

oceanwarrior
06-22-2012, 23:51
Here's what 20 years of searching can do.
From top to bottom;
7 3/8 barrel with muzzle brake and counterweights
5 inch sport barrel
5 1/2 Heavy Barrel with red dot sight
My Model 41 with the original 5 1/2 Heavy barrel

Still looking for a 5 1/2 heavy bbl with the extendable front sight

Anyone out there have a Model 46?
It's a model 41 with matte finish,a cheaper version of the model 41.

Really wish S&W would bring it back.

oceanwarrior

deadite
06-23-2012, 05:18
My Father in law has a mint 46 that he bought new in college when he was on the shooting team.it's a really great pistol.

ca survivor
06-23-2012, 07:40
Congrats. great looking gun, S&W had it right with the 41 models enjoy.

doc540
07-04-2012, 08:39
Removed all the optics when I learned the irons are more than adequate.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41a.jpg

agent clark
07-04-2012, 15:40
Doc,

What grips are those? They look fantastic.

doc540
07-04-2012, 15:50
Doc,

What grips are those? They look fantastic.

Thanks

here ya go...and nice folks, too

shipped the same day I ordered
http://www.gungripsupply.com/vIndex.htm?cat51.htm

redrick
07-04-2012, 20:02
Very nice looking pistol.

RJHUB
07-06-2012, 18:42
Bought a 90's model and loved it.
Later found a 70's model and love it more.
Best trigger I have ever felt on both.
Could not believe how accurate and easy to shoot.
Beautiful wood and blueing.

Tried to get the trigger on a MK2 target to feel similar.
Never quite as good, just very low pull.

I never thought I would pay that for a rimfire,
but they are every bit worth the money.
I have invested in a few .22's and some of the funnest
best shooting guns I own. Most will shoot the bulk federal
550rnd $19.99/box with no problems. But they really shine with some good match ammo.

RJHUB
07-06-2012, 18:48
And Congratulations. I bet you were grinning when you shot it.:supergrin:

doc540
07-15-2012, 11:33
Shot my first match with the M41 and open sights yesterday.

Did "meh"....I can shoot much better than I performed in the match.

So, back to the range today.

Re-mounted the micro red dot.

Sighted it in at 50yds.

2" groups from a rest (and I'm no marksman)

Next match I plan to shoot both classes:
K22- irons
M41- red dot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41Micro1.jpg

deadite
07-15-2012, 13:38
Removed all the optics when I learned the irons are more than adequate.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20M41/M41a.jpg

Nothing I like better that zeroing in my 41 with the iron sights.

It's funny, my father in law was using hyper velocity ammo in his and was getting less than stellar results. He's a bit of a know it all and didn't take my advice to use SV. He offered to let me shoot his 46 and when I gave it back to him I slipped in one of my mags with SV. Oddly enough, suddenly he was shooting better groups. ...never admitted that I was right, though. ;)

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deadite
07-15-2012, 13:39
Great pics, btw!

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doc540
07-15-2012, 13:42
Nothing I like better that zeroing in my 41 with the iron sights.

It's funny, my father in law was using hyper velocity ammo in his and was getting less than stellar results. He's a bit of a know it all and didn't take my advice to use SV. He offered to let me shoot his 46 and when I gave it back to him I slipped in one of my mags with SV. Oddly enough, suddenly he was shooting better groups. ...never admitted that I was right, though. ;)

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For some reason or the other (age + trifocals?) I couldn't see the front sight well yesterday, so it's back to the micro red dot on the M41 and irons on the K22.