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Old 02-23-2010, 12:20 PM
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Does anyone happen to have a listing of the manufacturer serial number and dates for the 41's for 1st year of production thru '77?

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:32 PM
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The best reference is the Standard Catalog of S & W 3rd edition (this from Amazon):

Amazon.com: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (9780896892934): Jim Supica, Richard Nahas: Books
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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"
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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"
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does anyone know the year of TAD7087
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The TAD serial# prefix dates to approx 1984. Hope this info helps. Post a pic if you can, we like pic's....
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Hello Gents

What an awesome forum

I have a 7 inch Model 41 with the serial number A40509, that would mean it was made in 77 correct?
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It's strange because the stated numbers all have 6 numbers after A and mine has 5
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LongrangerSA your 41 appears to be from 1962.
The “A” prefix on early guns (lower than 115000) indicates a duplicate serial number.
You have said yours is 7”, it should actually be 7 3/8” and fitted with a muzzle brake or false muzzle, is this correct?
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Thanks for the reply Aussie collector!

That's very interesting, so there is one out there somewhere with the serial number 40509?

It does indeed have a short false aluminium muzzle and apologies for stating the incorrect length!
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It also has beautiful S&W rosewood grips
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We need pic's!
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I don't know how this system works for adding pictures
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Only the M46 came in a 7" barrel length. The M41's were as Aussie stated at 73/8" long or in a 5.5" length.
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The Model 41 came with 7" barrels after 1978 when the 7 3/8" barrel with muzzle brake was dropped from production.
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Default Model 41 - serial numbers and dates

What would be the year of production be for 39xx, 4 digit serial number ...... 1957? When doing research online I found a Wikipedia page on the Model 41 where is states that S&W produced 679 units in 1957, (referenced to Jinks, Roy G.; Krein, Sandra C. (2006). Smith & Wesson (MA) (Images of America). Boston: Arcadia Publishing. p. 128.). So I'm a bit confused on a production date. Any help would be appreciated.
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Serial 39xx would be 1958 where nearly 10,000 were made.
yours is in the first 1000 made, well numbered to be correct.
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