stainless M41


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robsc
February 12, 2009, 09:20 AM
Why no stainless Smith&Wesson M41s ? I have never seen one.

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Onmilo
February 12, 2009, 10:08 AM
One of those perplexing questions best pondered over with a good cup of coffee.
They make everything else in stainless.

My guess is the glint from the bright finish would be considered distracting to a serious bullseye shooter.

Others might suggest that due to astral forces and the gravitational pull of the other planets in the solar system, stainless steel handguns do not shoot as well as carbon steel examples.

Jim Watson
February 12, 2009, 10:20 AM
Since it is a target pistol and target shooters have the habit, unknown to a lot of Internet Shooters, of cleaning their guns, S&W just did not think it necessary to go to the trouble of making a M41 out of low machinability stainless. I guess their current clientele made it worthwhile to change the 952 to stainless, but it was at a huge increase in price.

If you want a white M41, a dealer here had some that were satin nickel plated on special order for some large distributor. That was several years ago, and there were not many, so finding one would be hard and the novelty price would be high.

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