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Old 10-10-2017, 10:42 PM
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I have a Model 41, 5 inch barrel, made in 1969. Are there any issues with different barrels fitting? Mainly switching to a 5 1/2 heavy barrel from a much newer gun. thanks
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:48 PM
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I personally haven't had any issues swapping barrels between my 2 41's. I have however read here on this forum of some issues trying to close the trigger guard with some barrels. I believe forum member Tom Beckwith covered this issue some time ago with a pic of where to massage the locking lug on the bottom of the barrel to make snapping the trigger guard closed much easier. Maybe he will see this thread and chime in.
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I personally haven't had any issues swapping barrels between my 2 41's. I have however read here on this forum of some issues trying to close the trigger guard with some barrels. I believe forum member Tom Beckwith covered this issue some time ago with a pic of where to massage the locking lug on the bottom of the barrel to make snapping the trigger guard closed much easier. Maybe he will see this thread and chime in.
I have a recent vintage 41 (about 12 years old) that I bought with a 7" barrel, I decided that I wanted to set it up with a 5" barrel and a UltraDot and purchased one from Gil Hebard, it snapped right on, perfect function ever since.

That said, Tom Beckwith is the man!
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I had to hand fit one barrel I bought for one of my 41's. It's an easy job, requiring just a file and a sharpie marker. Took maybe 15 minutes, IIRC.
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I, like Tom S, bought a 5.50" for my 1967 41, and had to LIGHTLY file the lug to have the trigger guard snap home. I think the barrels all have a few
thous extra "meat" on them for this purpose. My fix took about 10-15
minutes also. By the way, the 5.5" barrel is balanced (FOR ME!) much
better than the 7", and is super accurate.
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Old 10-14-2017, 06:21 PM
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I have two model 41's and six assorted barrels. All the barrels fit on both frames without any adjustment or problems. The older frame is from 1965 and the "new" one dates to 1986 or 87.
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I have a 1958 year model m41 and have placed a friends new 5.5" barrel on it without any problem at all. His is a 2016 year model m41.
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My 1979 vintage M41 accepts any barrel I'ver tried with no fitting what so ever. I routinely swap out the original 5 1/2" Bull Barrel with my 5" lightweight Field Sporter with no issues at all. The 7" also just pops on.
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I just acquired a 7 in barrel for my 41. I can get the trigger to snap closed but lm afraid I’m going to break something. Is this an easy fix.
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Thanks for all the repies. I got a 5.5 barrel today, and it fits, but closing the trigger guard is a little hard. Is this normal, and does it need to be fitted? The original 5 inch barrel goes in fairly easy. I tried a 7 inch barrel, and it is about the same as the 5.5. The gun is a 1969 model, so the original 5 inch barrel has probably been removed a number of times. The 5.5 and 7 don't appear to have been used much.
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