Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by whatnickname, Nov 24, 2021.
For those wanting a Marlin 41 mag lever action there was one on GB just a couple of days ago. Maybe I'm wrong but I thought Henry was making 41 mag lever actions.
The 44 mag is better in every way than a 41, except it's just another 44 like everyone else's. The 41 is special, like the 44 special. Balanced. That's the reason it has a cult following.
Not everyone looks are a spreadsheet when choosing a caliber.
Good luck on your quest.
I've seen this said by others and the solution is to size down .41 bullets to 10mm.
The 10mm Mag could be roll crimped, but then would necessitate the use of moon clips for headspacing.
I think it's more along the lines of a fantasy, people's dream gun they know is never gonna happen. The .41 Mag could fit in a GP100 size revolver while .44 Mag could not. Of course, most of what would be shot from a .41 GP100 is loads about the same power as .357, just with the potential to shoot the full power .41 Mag.
It's a nice concept on paper, but the market spoke a long time ago and said "No thanks" to the .41 and with the trend of newer, younger shooters having little interest in revolvers, let alone in uncommon calibers, the .41's inevitable end is fast approaching. I think it's dead already.
Sounds like someone who never owned or fired one.
Nailed it. (But I’ll still never part with my RedHawks in 41)
The .44 special fits, so why wouldn't the .44 Mag?
Owned, fired, reloaded for
and realized it fills a useless
niche in the handgun world.
Always have admired, however,
the lines of the S&W Model 58.
But then I was always a sucker
for the S&W .38/44 HD.
I have one. It's the only .41 I've owned and I've had it longer than any gun I have. I've never shot it. I bought it used but it's so pristine it could pass for unfired.
I have a thing for fixed sight revolvers.
If I'm gonna have to resize bullets, I'll just cast them in the first place.
That's another added hassle the .41Mag would alleviate.
Me too! Had a Model 58 that I traded in on some fancy semi-auto that I can't even recall for sure what it was (possibly a Benelli B76). Should of held onto the S&W but that B76 was sure a looker!
I can remember many years ago going to a gun show and seeing maybe a dozen or more Model 38/44s lined up on a table. I think they were some sort of police departments or state police trade-ins a dealer was trying to unload. They were all in pretty good shape but due to limited resources back then I couldn't afford one. Besides who would want a big, heavy, large N frame in .38 Special when you could get a nice, new Model 10 instead!
Yeah, the .38/44 is certainly passe
with the better metallurgy that came
along for the Model 10. But hey,
it's the gun sought by the FBI to
fight the baddies in the 1930s. And
it's certainly the "father" of the
.357 Smith that came along in1935.
So we like it despite its size and its
Me! Because a model 10 can't launch a 158-173gr bullet at 1350fps.
10mm doesn't even best 357 mag in the real world, now it's as good as 41mag????
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