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Old 10-10-2020, 09:43 AM
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I've always been fascinated with the model 58 and 41 mag. Just seems like a great combo. I've only held and shot a M58 once and that was at a gun range about 20 yrs ago that a very nice guy let me shoot a few rounds through. It made an impression to say the least. Pricing is ridiculous on them now and ammo is non existent. It's a shame.



Somewhere in this thread I've posted these pictures before but here they are again.

Here's my M-58. I acquired it 3 years ago for just under $400.




All of this was included in the purchase price.



So I bought 500 new casings.



And a close friend loaded 400 rounds for me. I have two of these.



And I bought 250 new rounds from LAX prior to when the price of ammo skyrocketed.



Then for Christmas last year my friend loaded another 100 rounds for me.



So I ended up with about 750 rounds of .41 Magnum.



Here's the first six rounds I ever shot with my M58. This was from 100 ft.
I have no idea where the first one went.



So for now its waiting for its next trip to the range.
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What would one expect to pay for a nice S-series model 58 with diamond target grips that the original owner claims came on the gun when new?
Mac - The early 58's with the S prefix have been bringing 800-1000 for just the gun. I don't think that the stocks came with the gun from the factory, but maybe a dealer installed them at the time of purchase???

Anyhow - the diamond targets, in good to excellent shape, will likely bring $250 all by them selves. The correct diamond magna stocks are hard to come by and sell for $150 and up in good condition.

If the gun is nickel (and original) then you can add 1-200 to the purchase price.

Good luck, and I hope that helps.
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:46 PM
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I paid $699 nib at my LGS in nickel. When he had the $699 sale. Itís the first S&W I ever shot. What a well balanced revolvers. It had the narrow grips even though they fit my hand I got the s&w combat grips on it. If your not into N frames you should be at least the 41 magnum.

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Old 10-10-2020, 06:49 PM
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I Picked up my S serial 58 with original grips and minimal wear for 850 at the beginning of the year and that was even in CA. I think I may have gotten a little luck since the seller didnít even mention the grips or serial range in the ad. If the grips are original to the gun they should have the serial number stamped into the back side of one of the panels.
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What would one expect to pay for a nice S-series model 58 with diamond target grips that the original owner claims came on the gun when new?
I have exactly that gun with original box, diamond walnut targets, target hammer, target trigger. I had it lettered; it did NOT come from the factory that way, but in southern California a couple of S&W distributors 'dressed up' M58s this way. Mine was $850 4 or 5 years ago, but I got it from an older friend and didn't try to negotiate.
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In between the years 1982 - 1993 , my Mod. 58 served as my Tavern Protector/Defender. ( Billboard Bar 1979 thru 1993)
Being the owner and operator I could have open carried it in Pa. But I chose to keep it stashed in a good go to place . So it has sentimental value. Now it is one of the loaded house Guns.

I have used it on Exotic Game hunts. I needed a finishing shot on a Ram after a long shot with a TC/Contender. Final Medicine came from that 58 on a Wild Boar (also 1st shot from that Contender).
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I couldn't remember if I had joined up in the past so I went through the thread. This thread must be ONE of the oldest and longest of this forum so it took me a while. It was worth it though. Thank you SAFireman for starting it long ago. I took a couple quick snap shots of the one I have now which I bought several years ago to replace the 58 I bought new in the '70's. Money was back then so I sold it. This one is in the N233 range and came with box et. al. My 58 from yesteryear was a great shooting gun and had every thing you needed in a serious social situation. I never carried it. I had my 66-1 and M-38 for that.

Pics are not too sharp, but here it is. The big brother of the M-13.
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I been using the 2400 powder in my magnum loads. The 296 is too hot and can cause flame cutting in the throat I read here. I loaded some leadcast in new starline brass using unique powder. I need to work up a load for 210gr jhp.
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I was a member of the "41 Mag" club before I joined the "58" club. I found this one S260XXX at a local LGS for $200 a few years ago. It had a lot of holster wear but didn't look like it had been shot much. I didn't buy it when I first saw it, had to think about it for a week. When I went back I found that he had re-Blued it. AAURGH! and it had a pair up ugly-Pacs on it. I figured it was still worth $200 for a good "Carry in the woods" when I went walking gun. I replaced the Pacs with this set of stocks I had in the drawer, I had picked them up at a yard sale for $10.

Since Starline started making 41 Special brass that is what I shoot the most.

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I don't own a single 4anything.......but Man, I love this thread!
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There is nothing the 41 Magnum can do the 44 can't do better. The 41 is a caliber that demands reloading for economy and to make sure you have some as not every store will have it on hand.
Actually, there's nothing the .44 can do that the .41 Magnum can't with about 20% less recoil and a flatter trajectory.
I oughta know...I own more than one! But mine are 57s.
I concur there is no good reason for the Model 10 on steroids. A .41 mag with fixed sights and small grips was kind of a nutty idea. But people like them. Ah well!
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When looking for a very common shoot all day load using 210 gr bullets , 8.0 grs of Unique is a favorite of many 41 magnum shooters . My favorite is 8.5 grs of Winchester Super Field , using same bullet . Regards Paul
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Actually, there's nothing the .44 can do that the .41 Magnum can't with about 20% less recoil and a flatter trajectory.
I oughta know...I own more than one! But mine are 57s.
I concur there is no good reason for the Model 10 on steroids. A .41 mag with fixed sights and small grips was kind of a nutty idea. But people like them. Ah well!
Dave, anything in 41 Mag is welcome around here. I even own a few 657's myself

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I was a member of the "41 Mag" club before I joined the "58" club. I found this one S260XXX at a local LGS for $200 a few years ago. It had a lot of holster wear but didn't look like it had been shot much. I didn't buy it when I first saw it, had to think about it for a week. When I went back I found that he had re-Blued it. AAURGH! and it had a pair up ugly-Pacs on it. I figured it was still worth $200 for a good "Carry in the woods" when I went walking gun. I replaced the Pacs with this set of stocks I had in the drawer, I had picked them up at a yard sale for $10.

Since Starline started making 41 Special brass that is what I shoot the most.
$200 bucks was a steal either way....and the stocks were too. Welcome!
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