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picturerock
December 15, 2005, 11:53 PM
Wandered into a gun store I don't normally frequent, and there in the displaycase was a Smith and Wesson mountain gun in 41 mag, blued. The grips were real nice wood. Is this a desirable gun? I had never seen one before, and its an unusual caliber. Whats the word on this one?:D

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jsalcedo
December 16, 2005, 12:59 AM
It is to me. :D

I've got a .45 acp mountain gun and I'm very pleased with it.

If I remember correctly the .41 was discontinued some time back.

Majic
December 16, 2005, 04:26 AM
The Model 57 MG just came out recently. Like all MGs they have a limited production. Whether or not it's desirable is up to the buyer.

AnthonyRSS
December 16, 2005, 10:52 AM
I am desiring it.

Moonclip
December 16, 2005, 05:10 PM
It is desireable according to the price, at least to me! However while there is a cult folowing for 41mag it seems, sometimes I've noticed them get a lower asking price at the gunshop due to the "odd" chambering.

JoeHatley
December 16, 2005, 10:08 PM
Not too many made. Stocking Dealer Special back in 1999. Last one I helped sell new was $525. They do carry a bit of premium on the used market.

Joe

joab
December 16, 2005, 10:35 PM
.41 is kind of niche gun that never foung it's niche. And never got the following it should have.

Some consider it the perfect outdoorsman gun.

it can be loaded up for bigger game or dialed down for rabbit hunting and is a formidable SD caliber.

My next handgun, after the Christmas bills are paid will be a S&W DA in .41mag

Standing Wolf
December 16, 2005, 11:08 PM
.41 is kind of niche gun that never foung it's niche. And never got the following it should have.

Yep. Unless you load your own ammunition, it's a decidedly expensive gun to shoot. The .41 magnum is an excellent caliber, and Smith & Wesson revolvers handle it well.

Sunray
December 17, 2005, 01:58 AM
The revolver is a revolver. It's the same as any other Smith 'Mountain Gun'. A slightly lighter weight 'N' frame. The only question is, can you get ammo where you are?
There's nothing wrong with the .41 mag, its a dandy round, but it's not readily available everywhere. It was originally marketed in the mid to late 50's as a police calibre that just didn't catch on. It does everything a .44 mag will do, but without the easy availabilty of the ammo. Brass and components are relatively easy to find, but you won't likely find ammo in smaller places.

fisherman66
December 17, 2005, 11:24 AM
It's desirable *for a reloader*.

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