Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5″ Semi-Automatic Pistol C&R

SOLD FOR: $856

WOA#:  WY240303JP004

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 41

Serial Number: 113949

Year of Manufacture: 1969

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 “113949. The left side of the frame is marked “MODEL-41”. 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 bottom of the magazine is marked “S&W”.

Barrel Length: 5 Inches.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a Partridge 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 two-piece checkered wood with a palm swell on each panel, and ambidextrous thumb shelves screwed to the frame.  There are a few scattered light handling marks throughout the wood.. The checkering is sharp. There are no 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. The feed ramp is smooth. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear. There are light surface scuffs and lines throughout the finish of the slide .(These are unnoticeable to the untrained eye. The front strap serrations have retained the original luster of their finish. The grip screws are sharp.  The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good  to Excellent condition for C&R.

Magazine quantity & Condition: This pistol includes two 10 round .22LR S&W magazines with minor wear in excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The trigger is very light and crisp. This pistol has a manual thumb safety and magazine disconnect. 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: This pistol includes 2 magazines, the original paper instructions and original blue box with metal blue brad corners .

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 41 stands as a notable icon in the realm of semi-automatic pistols, cherished for its precision and meticulous craftsmanship. In my opinion this is the best semi-automatic pistol smith ever made. Introduced in 1957, this firearm has maintained its production status for decades, earning a reputation as one of the finest .22 caliber pistols available. Distinguished by its single-action trigger mechanism, the Model 41 was designed primarily for target shooting and competition. Constructed with a blued carbon steel frame and slide, the Model 41 exudes durability and reliability. Its grips, fashioned from wood, ensure a comfortable and secure hold for the shooter. Equipped with adjustable target sights, the pistol facilitates precise aiming adjustments, crucial for competitive endeavors. The detachable box magazine, accommodating 10 rounds of .22 LR ammunition, complements the pistol’s performance, offering shooters an ample supply of rounds for extended shooting sessions. Over the years, the Model 41 has garnered admiration from competitive shooters, including participants in bullseye shooting, rimfire competitions, and Olympic-style pistol events. Its reputation for exceptional accuracy and reliability has solidified its status as a preferred choice among discerning marksmen. For collectors, original production Model 41 pistols, particularly those with the 5-inch barrel, hold significant allure. In summary, the original production Smith & Wesson Model 41 with the 5-inch barrel epitomizes excellence in the realm of .22 caliber target pistols. Renowned for its precision, durability, and legacy of performance, it remains a treasured possession among shooters and collectors alike. Please see our photos and enjoy the auction.-K.F.

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5" Semi-Automatic Pistol C&R
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 5″ Semi-Automatic Pistol C&R