S&W Model 41


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Kontiki
November 16, 2006, 05:05 PM
Hi everyone. I'm new to the board and looking for some help. I am hoping someone can recommend a gunsmith that specializes in the Model 41, or one that is extremely good and will work on one, for a full restoration of a pistol I've inherited. Thanks,

John

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Nhsport
November 16, 2006, 08:32 PM
Go to the source! S&W has a good reputation for takeing care of their customers . Down side is that you will have to ship and wait but that beats trying out somebody you have no experience with .

Kontiki
November 16, 2006, 08:47 PM
I've thought of that and that's probably what I'll do. I've been looking for the last two weeks for a well known smith that works with the model 41 but to no avail. The weapon has several problems resulting from lack of maintenance, climate in which it was kept (garage in Panama City FL), and age. The main issue is that it will not feed reliably. No ammo/mag combo will shoot more than 10 rounds between cleanings. The feed ramp feels very rough or pitted and that's where the rounds continually jam. Mainly I'm just not sure of what to do with the pistol and am looking for any advice at all. Sending it back to S&W sounds like one of the best options but I'm hoping for others.

jaybar
November 20, 2006, 02:29 PM
Follow this link http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/22srmn.htm#reli and you'll find a pretty cheap deal from a name smith almost in your neck of the woods.

just one question
November 26, 2006, 07:03 PM
I realize you said you tried different ammo, but try this.


I know someone who had the same problem as you witht the 41. (gun won't feed) He tried all sorts of ammo but none would work...until he tried CCI

get the standard velocity, for some more info look at the third one down

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/ballistics/rimfire.aspx


Try it before you go spend money on a smith.

Old Fuff
November 26, 2006, 08:22 PM
Given your description, I suspect that the chamber may be pitted. If so, nothing you do will help. It will take a new barrel.

I too, would recommend that you send it back to the factory. Clark Custom is very good, but they presume that the gun is in reasonably good shape to start with. They could still fix it, but it would be expensive.

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