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S&W Model 41 Scope Mount

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tom C., Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Tom C.

    Tom C. Well-Known Member

    Anyone know any smiths who would put a Weaver base on a S&W Model 41 .22 auto. I would like to mount a scope.
  2. Graystar

    Graystar Well-Known Member

  3. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    The individual at Falcon Machining promised me a custom made High Standard barrel in just a few more weeks for 18 months. I finally pulled the plug on the job and demanded a refund. I bought a wonderful barrel from http://www.volquartsen.com for half Falcon Machining's price in three weeks. I wouldn't trust Falcon Machining to mount a piece of used chewing gum on a broken baseball bat.
  4. SnWnMe

    SnWnMe Well-Known Member

    Send it to Clark. The 41s, along with the Mk IIs are their bread and butter.
  5. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Well-Known Member

    Let me disagree with everyone who has posted so far.

    I have the 5.5" bull barrel model 41. I went to my local gunshop and paid $12 for the weaver mount that fits the 41 I then removed the two screws on the top strap and mounted the weaver mount and a leupold gilmore dot sight. It took 15 minutes. Its been on there for 3 years now with no problem.

    If you want to pay clark to do this like $100 or more with shipping its your money. Heck you could buy the clark barrel that has the rail integrally machined into the barrel for $200 IIRC. I doubt that you would notice any inmprovement over the factory barrel.

    You can do it yourself for $15 and 10 minutes of your time.
  6. Graystar

    Graystar Well-Known Member

    I suggested that option, but it only works if you have the holes. I don't think that the M41 was always drilled and tapped, so for some people that's not an option.
  7. Tknight571

    Tknight571 New Member

    Model 41 has 4 Pre-tapped holes w/ screws

    Bought my Model 41 in 1997 (5 1/2"). Already had tapped mounting screws in the barrel.
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    If you have an earlier non tapped barrel assembly I would recommend not having a gunsmith drill and tap.
    The earlier pistols are gaining some collectability and new holes will affect the value to the point where the money spent on the gunsmithing will not be recovered.
    Better idea is to buy one of the new barrel assemblies that is already drilled and tapped and keep your older barrel assembly as is.
    The barrel assemblies without sights are available for less than $200.00 and that really isn't a whole lot more than a professional gunsmith would charge to drill and tap the old barrel assembly plus including the new barrel assembly if you decide to sell the gun will only add value, not detract from it.
  9. armabill

    armabill Well-Known Member

    And where might that be? I'd be interested.
  10. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Well-Known Member

    S&W started drilling and tapping the top strap in 1994. An $8 Weaver #62 base will fit the standard factory pattern.


    If your gun is pre-1994, any local gunsmith cal D&T your barrel. Or for an extra barrel contact S&W or:
    Gil Hebard Guns, Inc.
    125 Public Square
    Knoxville, IL 61448
    (309) 289-2700

    Good Luck...

  11. LHB1

    LHB1 Well-Known Member

    +1 on Gil Hebard as source of M41 barrels. Mounting and sighting in the scope was a pain in the rear when I wanted to switch from open sights to scope. So I called Gil and bought a second M41 barrel without rear sight BUT drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Mounted my scope on the new barrel and sighted it in. Now I can switch from open sights to scope or vice versa in just a few second by switching barrels. The scoped barrel stays sighted in too! It works GREAT!

    Good shooting and be safe.

    ps: My new barrel did not fit properly on my older frame. Called S&W customer service and gave them my M41 serial number. They reportedly made a small dimension change in receivers/barrels some years ago. They paid to ship my frame and both barrels to them, made the necessary dimension changes in new barrel so it fitted perfectly, tested both barrels for feeding and function, and returned the setup to me in approx two weeks. No charge. Thanks S&W!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007

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