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Old 08-12-2018, 06:48 PM
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I just picked up a 41 and the serial # is ubd34** any idea when it was made and will I have problems putting a 7" barrel on it?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:26 PM
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Changing the barrel 'should' work. Occasionally we'll have people on this forum that it doesn't quite work and may need some tweaking. Its meant to be a tight fit. In my case I had no problems.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:50 AM
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Not sure how old your 41 is but on my 1970's era version and when I tried putting a field length barrel I got on ebay the top strap interfered with the slide and when I measured the barrel the top strap was 4-5 thousands of an inch thicker. That being said from what I have heard most barrels will interchange but occasionally one will need some fitting.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:49 PM
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Most of the time it should go right on but as Troystat states on occasion you may have to do some fitting to it to make it work correctly.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:20 AM
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I just picked up a 41 and the serial # is ubd34** any idea when it was made and will I have problems putting a 7" barrel on it?
According to my old edition SCSW it was made about 1993. As far as I know all barrels made for the M41 SHOULD fit. I know I have a few barrels myself for mine and have fit a few friends barrels on my M41 just to try them. No problemo!
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:20 AM
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Tnx guys I think ill order one. Farrell
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Old 08-18-2018, 07:52 PM
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Default s&w 41--barrel substitution

I have two M-41s, both with the short (5") barrels. After much searching, I located a new (in the S&W sealed wrapper) S&W M-41 7" barrel at Numrich Arms and bought it.

I couldn't get it to fit and wasn't about to force it on, so I sent the pistol plus the new barrel to Springfield for proper fitting and a 'tune-up' of the pistol. Didn't cost much and I had it back within six weeks.

I'm very pleased with the performance of the M-41 with either barrel, but with my 70-yr old eyes, I can't shoot tighter groups with either barrel with the original iron sights but figured if I ever sell it, the two-barrel set will command a much-better price. But not for a LONG TIME!
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:09 PM
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Echo47 Now thats the Spirit with real good long range planning as well. Good for you.
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