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S&W Model 41 with external hammer

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Onty, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Onty

    Onty New Member

    Oct 25, 2003
    Anybody has a picture of S&W Model 41 converted to external hammer? Apparently, an old knife maker made a beautiful conversion of Model 41 to external hammer. The picture was published in one of magazines or books. I always wanted a nice 41, but would like to have it with external hammer. Since my youth (bad experience) I just do not like and have no desire to have handgun with internal hammer or striker.

    I wish if somebody is going to publish a book with all those unusual but excellent conversions old smiths did on handguns, like converting 22 LR S&W revolver to 22 Hornet, making 1911 with inversed rails, or the most famous of all; Keith #5. They are all out of ordinary gunsmiths’ masterpieces.

    Thanks, Onty.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2006
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    The knifemaker is Bob Loveless. I don't know if he is still in business other than advising other knifemakers how to do his styles.
    I have a short article about his conversion of the M41 to exposed hammer in the 1971 Guns & Ammo Annual and a longer one somewhere else that I cannot lay hands on this morning.

    I cannot imagine who you would go to for one like it.

    If you just must have a .22 with exposed hammer, the CZ Kadet is a good one or you could put a Marvel Unit 1 conversion on a 1911 frame.

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