S & W model 41


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Larry Flett
February 20, 2013, 05:07 AM
Hello,

Could somebody help me ?
I am looking for the date of manufacture of a S&W model 41.
Serial numbers are vcj 8846.

Thanks in advance.

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ku4hx
February 20, 2013, 07:37 AM
From an old posting at RimFireCentral.com. Your gun obviously is outside of the numeric range here so I'd guess it was made after 1977.

Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
A225XXX_____ 1973
A235001_____ 1974
A265001_____ 1975
A295001_____ 1976
A414XXX_____ 1977

RUT
February 20, 2013, 08:25 AM
Looks like c. 1994/1995

Wil Terry
February 20, 2013, 11:32 AM
INTERESTING, considering the model number is the year the pistol was developed.

rcmodel
February 20, 2013, 01:32 PM
I don't think so.

The S&W Model 41 first came out in 1957.

S&W Model numbers have nothing to do with the year they were developed or introduced.

rc

BigG
February 20, 2013, 02:21 PM
I remember they were called by name back when I was paying attention to them back in the '60's. "357 Magnum" later became known as the Model 27, "357 Combat Magnum" became Model 19, etc.

Radagast
February 21, 2013, 08:29 AM
1x series is the K frames.
2x series is the N frames.
3x series is the I frame & J frame, up to the model 38.
After that its roughly by year of development/introduction from the Model 39 to the Model 68.

Fishbed77
February 21, 2013, 09:23 AM
Dang. I was hoping this would be a Model 41 picture thread! :D

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