Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-13-2017, 07:31 PM
Salmon68 Salmon68 is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Model 41 Mfg Year?

Hi folks, I have a line on a Model 41 with a 7 3/8 inch barrel which is in very nice shape. I am trying to figure out it's age and based on the fact it has a indicator on the end of the slide I am thinking it is from the 60's. The serial number is 13xxx. I know from talking to customer service at Smith they started using an "A" prefix in the serial numbers starting in 1970. The model started in 1954 with SN001 and the ending SN before alpha characters were introduced was 115000. I was wondering if anyone had an idea of how many 41's were produced each year. If I knew that I could estimate the year of mfg for the gun I hope to buy. Any insight would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-13-2017, 10:36 PM
824tsv's Avatar
824tsv 824tsv is online now
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,226
Likes: 2,162
Liked 2,075 Times in 840 Posts
Default

You may want to refer to this excellent thread on the history of the Model 41. I would think your serial# dates to about 1958, but I defer to a more knowledgeable forum member.

All about the Model 41 target pistol...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2017, 04:52 PM
Barrie Barrie is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,453
Likes: 146
Liked 381 Times in 282 Posts
Default

That starting date should bring down around 1958-59 for sure if there are No. alphebetical letters with it. Those I think were some of the best years of production as I also own a 1958 year model myself. I will be shooting mine in the next hour or so. If you buy it pics are a must on here PLEASE. Salmon68 Welcome to the Forum as well from Canada.

Last edited by Barrie; 02-14-2017 at 09:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 02-14-2017, 05:01 PM
wproct's Avatar
wproct wproct is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 642
Likes: 633
Liked 185 Times in 103 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barrie View Post
If you buy it pics are a must on here PLEASE.
Yes, please!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2017, 05:36 PM
Salmon68 Salmon68 is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 6
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Model 41... Bought it

Hey folks thanks for the replies. I appreciate the feedback. The link regarding the history of the Model 41 was most helpful. I am thinking the gun is still from the 60's based on the fact one member said he still owns one which he bought in 1959 with the SN 9981 which squares with the article saying Smith had mfg only 9875 units at the end of 1958. The whole SN for my gun is 13793. I intend to send Smith a request for information so eventually I will know the year of mfg but in the meantime I am going to love shooting it.

I have attached a couple of pics per your request. Quality is not great but the best I can do with my little snap shot camera.

One last thing, do the new magazines offered by Smith fit these older model 41's? I would like to pick up two and if the new ones fit I can save a few dollars vs scrounging around and finding old mags which it seems are pretty pricey based on what I have seen thru the internet.

Thank you.
Attached Thumbnails
Model 41 Mfg Year?-p2150116-jpg   Model 41 Mfg Year?-p2150118-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 02-15-2017, 06:47 PM
824tsv's Avatar
824tsv 824tsv is online now
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,226
Likes: 2,162
Liked 2,075 Times in 840 Posts
Default

Looks nice,
I have a few of the newer plastic follower magazines and they all work for me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-20-2017, 07:35 AM
Aussie Collector's Avatar
Aussie Collector Aussie Collector is offline
SWCA Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 1,014
Likes: 36
Liked 412 Times in 208 Posts
Default

13xxx would be 1958 or 1959.
There are a few mag types made for the model 41all working in the 41.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-20-2017, 05:06 PM
Barrie Barrie is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,453
Likes: 146
Liked 381 Times in 282 Posts
Default

The New or older mags will all work in your gun as they are the same ones in the M46, plus the 422 and 622 models as well.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-14-2017, 09:40 PM
Gunfreak1968 Gunfreak1968 is offline
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 3
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Model 41 year by serial number

Hi All,
I am a new forum member and I just purchased an older pre A serial number model 41. It is SN 71xxx. Can anyone tell me what year it would be? Thanks for the help!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-15-2017, 01:49 PM
824tsv's Avatar
824tsv 824tsv is online now
Member
Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year? Model 41 Mfg Year?  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,226
Likes: 2,162
Liked 2,075 Times in 840 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunfreak1968 View Post
Hi All,
I am a new forum member and I just purchased an older pre A serial number model 41. It is SN 71xxx. Can anyone tell me what year it would be? Thanks for the help!
Your Model 41 dates to late 1964ish-early '65ish. I say (ish) because S&W didn't ship in serial# order. The only way to pin it down to exact date is to order a historical letter from the S&W Historical Foundation which costs $75.00
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-15-2017, 02:16 PM
Troystat Troystat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CA
Posts: 907
Likes: 113
Liked 211 Times in 140 Posts
Default

Nice model 41, I have a similar one and it is a joy to shoot.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ninety-Five Year Old out-shoots a 29 year old and a 61 year old! tom turner The Lounge 4 07-15-2016 07:56 PM
Do tool kits vary from model to model and year to year? fredg19 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 3 06-17-2012 09:19 PM
During the Year Rates and Apply Down to New Year's Celebration. sirrduke2010 Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 8 01-29-2012 10:51 PM
Tell me year you were born - I'll give you list of #1 songs of that year Florida Guy The Lounge 96 05-08-2011 10:55 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:54 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)