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.41 Mag Association

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 336A, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member

    .41 you bet

    Proud owner of a NMBH and a model 57 Mountain Gun, I have only ever handloaded for these due to cost of commercial ammo, and tailoring loads to my guns.

    215grn SWC plain base @ 1050fps for a plinker & 1300fps for hunting.
    210 Hornady XTP's and Speer Gold Dot's @1300 fps with 19 grns H110

    Both guns average 2"-3" @ 25 yds and 3"-5" @ 50 yds ...all off hand (love them .41's)

    Marlin had two different runs of 41 levers;
    the old ones were straight (smooth) gripped w/18" barrels or a trapper w/16" barrel
    The most recent run had a pistol grip or straight grip and a 20" barrel with checkering

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    Last edited: Nov 17, 2012
  2. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    I looked over something that must not be all that common S&W 'Night Guard' in cal. .41 magnum. Nice carry revolver but in anticipation of holding it when round went off my palms crawled up into my sleeves and refused to come out.
  3. ko41

    ko41 Well-Known Member

    The first Marlin 1894 .41 Magnum was the 1894S with a 20 inch barrel and smooth straight stock with butt plate. Later versions of the 1894S Marlin changed the butt plate to a rubber pad.
    In 1999 Davidsons commissioned a run of 1000 1894 Cowboy Carbine Limited rifles. These have a 20 inch octagon barrel and smooth straight stock.
    Davidson also had a run of 251 1894SS-41LTD which are stainless steel with 16.5 inch barrel and grey laminate straight stock.
    The last run of .41 Magnums was the 1894FG with 20" barrel and checkered pistol grip walnut stock.

    l. to r. 1894 CCL, 1894FG, Custom 1894FG, 1894S

  4. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    I almost bought one of the later production 1894's in 41 mag. Wish I did now. Indecision is a gun buyers worst enemy. Honestly, the price kept going up at a Sportsman Warehouse and I was hoping they would reduce the price to move it. It finally sold after sitting for 6-months.

    Great photo and information on the 41 mag version of the 1894.
  5. ko41

    ko41 Well-Known Member

    It's not that bad really :) just keep the velocity < 1000 fps and you'll be fine.

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  6. PabloJ

    PabloJ Well-Known Member

    I think it has Sc frame which is cool. The only mild ammo seems to be lead Cowboy Action type. I see 200gr Ultramax .41 Colt stuff but I do not think it can be fired in .41 Magnum right....or is it suitable like .38 in .357 or .45LC in .454? I do not reload and do not wish to invest in equipment and spend time in doing so. If I buy this gun I need source of mild recoiling ammo to put in it.
  7. Domino300

    Domino300 Well-Known Member

    Pablo, no, 41 Colt ammo is a NO!
    See post #380 in this thread for available 41 Mag factory loads and posts 399-401 for the Night guard.
  8. tahoe2

    tahoe2 Well-Known Member


    That's an awesome pic and thanks for the info.
    I'll take the second one from the left please !
    If I could find a 1894FG at a price I could afford, I would snap it up quick !
    I would have to force myself into a straight stock. Go ahead twist my arm !! LOL
  9. 41 Rem Mag

    41 Rem Mag Active Member

    Count me in

    Glad to see some good posts on the 41 mag, I can't seem to get enough of them. Very happy with the 210 jhp over 19.0 grains of H110, has been my go to load for many years. Have to show off the boys......latest addition is a very clean Ruger 3 screw from 1969, Greg

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    TEXASTACTICAL Well-Known Member

    I had a .375 Win that I sold. I've regretted it ever since.
  11. dawei

    dawei Well-Known Member

    I wish to join this august body of gentlemen please..........[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  12. Domino300

    Domino300 Well-Known Member

    Belated welcome. :eek:What is the model numer on the Tracker?
  13. dawei

    dawei Well-Known Member

    Top gun is a Mdl 415SS2 2½" barrel. Second gun is a discontinued Taurus® Raging Bull™Mdl 416SS6. Pictured is the 4" Mdl 425SS4CP TRACKER™.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012
  14. Lerk

    Lerk Well-Known Member

    Can I play?

    Ruger Redhawk in the wonderful .41 magnum

  15. 336A

    336A Well-Known Member

    Dawei how comfortable is that Tracker to shoot, it seems as though it would be a real handfull due to it's weight.

    Lerky you are very lucky to have a .41 mag in a Redhawk, I wish ruger still made them in .41 mag:(
  16. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    Wow. I am still kicking myself for not picking up a .41 Redhawk back when they were common as dirt. I really like the DA pull on a S&W much more than on the Ruger but it has a fine SA trigger and the gun is built like a Humvee. Heavy metal is good with .41 mag. ammo.
  17. Lerk

    Lerk Well-Known Member

    Drail- I used to agree with you about S&W DA pull being better than a Rugers. But having this Redhawk here, the old saying is true. Ruger's shoot smooth, not loose. The DA on my Redhawk will run circles around a Smith now IMHO.

    Almost picked up a Blackhawk in .41 mag yesterday to compliment my Redhawk, but ended up with a Marlin 336 instead. Another day...
  18. Missionary

    Missionary Well-Known Member

    Good morning Lerk
    If your 336 Marlin is an "A" or "AS" model you can send it to JES reboring amd have it opened to a caliber.41 JES ! That is a .444 Marlin necked down to .41. I did the same but rechambered to .414 Supermag. How about a 265 grain GC bullet at 1980 fps cronographed ? Well the 41 Jes will beat that by another 200+ fps.
    Mike in ILL
  19. Bush Pilot

    Bush Pilot Well-Known Member

    Too bad one of the big distributors couldn't get a special run of Redhawks in .41 magnum from Ruger. I scored a couple of Blackhawk flat tops in .41 when Williams did a run a couple of years ago. Maybe we could get a run of stainless .41 rifles from Marlin at the same time.
  20. dawei

    dawei Well-Known Member

    It is very comfortable to shoot; especially with the Winchester® 175gr JHP Silvertip®.

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