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Old 01-03-2017, 11:59 AM
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Welcome Shotout and thanks for the link. After seeing one I'm kinda glad mine doesn't have the extended sight.
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Old 01-04-2017, 06:07 PM
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I also own a M46 with the serial no. 45427, my books don't tell me much about it other then its in really nice shape and shoots great still. I believe around 1963 but I can Not verify that myself. I use it about once a month just to keep it running good or if my 1958 m41 gets sick which is extremly rare to have happen.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:08 PM
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I am looking to purchase a used 1989 model 41! Did this model year have any issues? Is it worth the 900 bucks? Everything I read says yes .
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I am looking to purchase a used 1989 model 41! Did this model year have any issues? Is it worth the 900 bucks? Everything I read says yes .
Price depends a lot on condition and extras such as the proper box, spare magazines and documents. As for issues, nope.
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Hi, I have a Model 41 .22LR 7in barrel with an SN of A1825**. Does anyone know what the manufacturing date or year?

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Hi, I have a Model 41 .22LR 7in barrel with an SN of A182514. Does anyone know what the manufacturing date or year?

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Did you look at post #3 of this thread? If you want the exact date it was shipped, you'll need to request a letter from Mr. Jinks.
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Hi, I have a Model 41 .22LR 7in barrel with an SN of A182514. Does anyone know what the manufacturing date or year?

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I'm pretty sure you DON'T want to spend the money for a archive letter, as I wouldn't either. Some of us have a copy of the Standard Catalog of S&W with serial# tables in the book. Based on your serial# the book indicates it was probably shipped sometime in the 1973-74 time frame. Hope this helps.
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I'm pretty sure you DON'T want to spend the money for a archive letter, as I wouldn't either. Some of us have a copy of the Standard Catalog of S&W with serial# tables in the book. Based on your serial# the book indicates it was probably shipped sometime in the 1973-74 time frame. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the help and you're right I don't want to spend the money on an archive letter. Do you have any idea how much these are going for? I have access to bluebookgunvalues.com, and they show with a grade of 98% $1000 and add 15%-40% for early variations with cocking indicator (disc. 1978).

I just have no idea if that would be considered a fair marked value for this pistol.

Thanks again for your help!
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Thanks for the help and you're right I don't want to spend the money on an archive letter. Do you have any idea how much these are going for? I have access to bluebookgunvalues.com, and they show with a grade of 98% $1000 and add 15%-40% for early variations with cocking indicator (disc. 1978).

I just have no idea if that would be considered a fair marked value for this pistol.

Thanks again for your help!
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I would suggest you start a new thread and post some pic's. The Model 41 is very popular and the earlier ones like you have that have the nicer finish and cocking indicator go for some good money. Once you establish a price you can sell it here in the Forum classified section.
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:43 PM
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Any M41 Posted in our Sell it section does Not last very Long at all especially from that vintage.
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It is tough to find just the serial number dates for Model 41 pistols.
I have 40376 (7.3/8 and field barrels) and 110476 (7.3/8)
I don't need letters. Just curious for accurate dates.
Is there some reason S&W is so stingy on a date list?
I mean this is a pathetic list for the early guns. Is there a better one?
Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
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Hello all,
I am looking at a 41 coming up in an auction in a couple weeks. The serial number is TBY 1672. Anyone know the birth year?
Is there anything in particular to look out for with this model when buying used?
Looks like I will spend a lot of rainy days rummaging around this site. So far all I have seen is very helpful, enthusiastic people.
Very refreshing compared to other parts of the inter web.

Jim
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My Standard Catalog doesn't seem to be that helpful with the date of manufacture of my just-acquired Model 41. (Maybe my book isn't the latest edition.)

The serial number is UAK32XX.

Can anyone assist please?
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From post #3
Here is what they have posted over at RimFireCentral.com

"Here is a Summary of S&W M41 Dates of Manufacture from this Thread:

Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
A225XXX_____ 1973
A235001_____ 1974
A265001_____ 1975
A295001_____ 1976
A414XXX_____ 1977"


Does anyone know if there are supposed to be starting or ending numbers?

I do know Mod 41 S/N A1948xx shipped in August 1973
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My Standard Catalog doesn't seem to be that helpful with the date of manufacture of my just-acquired Model 41. (Maybe my book isn't the latest edition.)

The serial number is UAK32XX.

Can anyone assist please?
According to the label on your box 6365 = December 31, 1996
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According to the label on your box 6365 = December 31, 1996
Thank you. Much appreciated.

I didn't realize that info was coded in the label. Off to do more research...
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Question: My model 41 bears serial A631512. Date of manufacture?
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My model 17-4 bears serial 25K4726. Date of manufacture?
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