Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 7″ Semi-Automatic Pistol W/ Box

SOLD FOR: $1,135

WOA#:  WY240321NC017

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 41

Serial Number: A118717

Year of Manufacture: Circa, 1970 – 78

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 “A118717  /  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: 7” fixed barrel, 8.5” with comp.

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: There is a single piece checkered walnut with a flared bottom, thumb shelf w/ shelf on the other side. The checkering is sharp. There is no notable wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued.

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 9.5/10.

Overall Condition:  This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light operational wear. There are drag marks where the weights were added. There are small nicks on the slide. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition. Please see our Pictures.

Magazine quantity & Condition: This pistol includes 2 10 round .22LR S&W magazine in excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The trigger is very light and crisp. This pistol has a manual thumb safety and magazine release. 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, two weights, cleaning rod and screwdriver, original metal cornered box.

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. 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. Among its variants, the 7-inch barrel model holds a particular allure for enthusiasts seeking enhanced accuracy. The extended sight radius afforded by the longer barrel provides shooters with a finer degree of sight alignment, contributing to improved marksmanship. 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 7-inch barrel, hold significant allure. In summary, the original production Smith & Wesson Model 41 with the 7-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 7" Semi-Automatic Pistol W/ Box
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 41 .22 LR 7″ Semi-Automatic Pistol W/ Box