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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by POcopo, Jul 22, 2004.

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  1. POcopo

    POcopo Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the .41 . Ive really been wanting a combo,i know Ruger made a sixgun in .41,and i love that old model 95 rem. derringer,so is the .41 a good round,and would the same .41 work in both the derringer and the revolver,and hopefully a rifle too?Thanks.
     
  2. Tamara

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    The old Remington Derringers were in .41 Rimfire, a completely different round from .41 Magnum.

    Firing .41 Magnum, even in a relatively tame loading like the Silvertip, out of a Reminton-pattern derringer would be unpleasant, to say the least.


    Ruger, S&W and Taurus all make revolvers chambered for the fine .41 Magnum cartridge.
     
  3. JOE MACK

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    By .41 I guess you mean the .41Remington Magnum. It is a fantastic cartridge. It can be had in single and double action revolvers, single shots, lever actions, and o/u derringers.

    Right now, the easiest lever action in .41Magnum to get ahold of is the Marlin 1894FG. I believe that American Derringer will still take a special order for the .41Magnum. That's where I got mine. As Tamara says, the derringer in .41Magnum is not for the faint of heart.

    At present, a good Ruger Blackhawk in .41Magnum would probably be the least costly to acquire at present. I've picked up a couple good used ones for under $250 at gunshows, pawnshops, and consigned guns at local gunshops. Good luck in your search.:D
     
  4. POcopo

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    thanks

    Thanks guys.Great info.I didnt know there was a rimfire and a magnum,now i do.I appreciate it.
     
  5. halvey

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    I had a .41 Ruger Redhawk. Real nice gun, but with caliber consolidation, I sold it.

    I miss it.

    It's a great round that not everyone has, but can get close to .44 and .45 colt levels - well, reasonable hunting levels anyway.

    Hmmm. I really miss that gun...
     
  6. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Also...
    .41 Short Colt
    .41 Long Colt

    Both rather wimpy...bout on a par with .38/200 for punch.
    Sub-diameter cases with heeled bullet.

    And long considered obselete.

    Plus
    .41 action express, autoloader round with rebated rim so as to work with existing 9mm bolt faces. Definately a nich gun.

    Sam
     
  7. Turk

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    If you're talking about the 41 Mag. then I'll say it's my favorite wheel-gun for hunting. Mines a Smith 57 6" barrel. It will do just about what 44 Mag. up to 220 gr. bullets but with less recoil.

    I shoot 357 mag., 41 Mag., 44 Mag. , 444 Marlin, 45 Colt, 454 Casull and I'm getting a 480 Ruger from handguns and the 41 is the best whitetail round going.

    Have a good day

    Veitnam Vet. against Kerry

    Please remember to pray for our troops.

    Turk
     
  8. Sisco

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    Depends on how you want to shoot a .41, revolver or rifle?

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    Sisco:
    What kind of sights do you have on the Marlin?
    I'm thinking about putting peep sights on mine but haven't decided which ones.
     
  10. 45crittergitter

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    Let's not forget the .41 Special.... :D

    .41 Mag is great, and you can sometimes find great deals on used ones just because they're not .44s.
     
  11. Sisco

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    The sights are Williams peep sights, put a Williams fire sight on the front. My old eyes were having a hard time with the the factory buckhorn.
     
  12. PBIR

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    A .41 magnum was the first revolver I shot. The pistol was what my uncle carried when he was with DPS in Texas. It would be an understatement to say it impressed me then (12 years old). I have shot the .41 mag round a few times since then, and I have to say it is a :D fun round.
     
  13. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    The .41 Magnum

    In praise of the .41 Magnum...IMHO probably the best of the original magnum revolver calibers. Now, if Smith & Wesson would just produce it in
    an L-frame, 5-shot revolver with a 3-inch barrel and a round butt...with
    FIXED SIGHTS, please...The very thought fairly makes my head spin.

    Oh yeah...Put the firing pin back on the hammer where it belongs!
     
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