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Old 04-14-2017, 07:39 AM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Smile R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne WOOOT!!!

So today is a monumental for my Father and I. Today we get to launch our 30 year old Model 41.....never been fired....yep you read it right.....never been fired !!!

One can say this is kind of a vintage 30 year old Model 41 bottle of champagne eh ?!?!? LOL

Fittingly, my father gets to take the first shot with our beautifully blued match grade beauty. My father insisted, and well, who could deny a father that....right ?

We'll take pictures, and a few short videos. Once I host them on a share app, I'll post em here in this thread.

We have about 4 different kinds of ammo to try out. See how and what she prefers best. Stay tuned to this thread folks, it's gonna be a great day

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Old 04-14-2017, 02:22 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Mikey11 I hope you have some CCI SV along with you in that group of ammo boxs. WE already know that gun will like them for sure along with the Proper beverage. Happy shooting to your new fired gun as well.
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Old 04-14-2017, 07:05 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Wow never been fired. Now that's a really old Safe Queen.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:00 PM
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Have fun, shot my model 41 today as well =. model 41's are a joy to shoot
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:32 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Wow, what happened? Did it fall behind a crack in the wall? That's amazing!
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:41 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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How did it shoot. we all really need to know a, pic of this old beauty would be awful nice to look at as well Please.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:57 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Had to find a decent photo host to upload to get links for the pics. Got a few vids, namely the one of my father taking the first shot....boy was he ever happy...
Yep used cci sv. Worked like a charm..really tired...gonna hit the rack
Promise of the story, pics and vids if I can upload to this forum
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:55 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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I can pic your Dad with a grin and smile from ear to ear when he fired the old Beauty for the 1st time. Glad you took some CCI SV ammo with you as that is the best food you can ever feed that pistol to make it Happy. You will have a lifetime of enjoyment out of this model for sure.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:36 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Mikey11 I hope you have some CCI SV along with you in that group of ammo boxs. WE already know that gun will like them for sure along with the Proper beverage. Happy shooting to your new fired gun as well.
yep, sure did
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:42 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Wow, what happened? Did it fall behind a crack in the wall? That's amazing!
Nope, came across a collector that was selling off his collection of Smith and Wessons....when I saw the ad "Smith & Wesson Model 41 NIB".....on a gun forum up here in Canada, I pm'd him IMMEDIATELY (didn't know how old the gun was at the time...didn't care), I just knew it was a gun I had to have ...When the owner called me back, he told me about the gun...and when I found out it was a 1988 ....I could have sworn I had a hearing problem LOL
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:43 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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How did it shoot. we all really need to know a, pic of this old beauty would be awful nice to look at as well Please.
Barrie, see below for your wish come true buddy
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:56 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Well Here ya go gents. This a look at her inside the house before we left for the range...better for a closeup.


She is unmarked, bluing is 100 % and flawless, the wood.....beautiful !!!
Here's my dad with our new baby. Ain't she purrrrdy !?!?!?!
We got to the range about 20 minutes before we were allowed to shoot (we signed in, used the latrine, unpack the truck. Then we could open fire at 1000hrs), so we could pick a good spot, and set up a few tables.

My father got to fire the first shot;

The first 3-4 mags were flawless. But after that, I was having regular FTE's (1 to 3 every mag). I looked at the round in the chamber and noticed it had been struck, since I could see a small rectangular indent on the rim of the cartridge. After I let the round sit in the chamber a minute...in case of a late cook-off, I needed to use the tip of a knife, and I carefully coaxed the round out. That told me it was a tight fit, probably why the extractor couldn't "pull" the round out right away. So I remedied that by placing a drop of oil just at the entrance of the barrel where the cartridge gets fed into, and that pretty much solved that. No biggie, it was to be expected right?...Afterall, it hasn't been fired....EVER, except for the test rounds at the factory back in 1988, almost 30 years ago. So this is her break-in period...anyone know what the average round count is considered for this ?

Anyway, we had a blast, literally, and ended up firing off about 250 rounds yesterday. The gun is a darn tack driving, dead accurate beauty. Heck, we didn't even have to zero the sights....not even so much as a click up/down or L to R ...it was take it outta my gun case, slap in a mag, and start hitting "bulls-eyes" LOOOL. We set up at the 15 yard line (45 feet), and it was hitting right where I was putting the sights man ...RIGHT OUTTA THE DARN BOX !!!! See for yourself; fyi, the diamond shaped square only measures about 3 1-2" at each end...so I think I held my own here dontcha think ?

Excuse the poor aiming since I read somewhere that if you're not hitting inside a dime at 10 yards...it's not the gun...it's the shooter...aka, my dad and I. I haven't been out in a while, but now that I have this beautiful piece of a firearm work of art OF a handgun, my father and I fully intend to fix that in the coming months.
vvvvvv Pops was getting tired after all that excitement and shooting, he had to shoot sitting down


As I mentioned earlier, we brought a few different types of ammo to try out and see what she preferred, and she liked all 4;
  • CCI Subsonic Smallgame 1080 fps
  • CCI Standard Velocity 1070 fps
  • Federal 40g Gold Medal SV
  • Eley Contact Subsonic Semi-Auto (bullet weight unknown (not on box)

I have to say, the trigger on this baby is the nicest, smoothest, cleanest trigger I've ever had the pleasure of firing. It's just unbelievable is all I can say fellas.

We finished out the day by firing off about 50 rounds from my Sig P226 Elite Dark 9, then called it a day. But it suffices to say that Friday was the best day that my father and I ever spent together. And if it weren't for him going 1/2's on the cost for this beauty, well, I probably would have had to take a pass on this work of art...and regretted it till the day I die. I mean there are no scratches, pitting, blemishes, anywhere on the gun. Look at the grips....beautifully finished cocobolo hand polished grips. It only took 1 mag through that gun to realize that you can insert the mag all the way in simply by lightly pushing up with your index finger....it's just that smooth. Still gonna have to get used to "black on black sights" though.

I am truly blessed gentlemen, to have one of the finest competition 22 cal firearms you can get, having my father at my side (I can honestly say I felt closer to my father by the end of the day), and a beautiful sunny day @ 22 degrees celcius....doesn't get any better than that....it jus doesn't...

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Old 04-15-2017, 11:48 PM
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R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!! R A N G E DAY with our 30 yr old Model 41 bottle of Champagne  WOOOT!!!  
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Its always nice to see family play to-gether and have a great time. This to me is a fine example of that. Thank You Mikey 11 for posting on here. You can also adjust that trigger down for less pull. All the way down to 2.5lbs pull which is even nicer yet.
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