Dang, you guys are going to make me head back up to the gun shop.
You didn't have the only lemon. A friend uses his for shooting steel. It locks up a lot and when it does, I usually have to open it for him. When it runs, it runs well. Unfortunately though, it hiccups a lot.Just a sample size of one, maybe I had a lemon. It certainly didnt seem excessively worn for its age. Your mileage may vary, of course.
I was SO pumped when I bought that gun..... definitely one of my greatest firearms disappointments.
What are they going for new these days?
Nice. .45 Colt would be much cheaper for the range. Too bad S&W does not list these options on their web page.And the reason why I would pick the .460 over the .500 on any day ending in y is it offers the ultimate cartridge versatility. You can download to .454 Casull or even pop off 'sedate' .45 Colt ammo.
These are very highly regarded guns. I have never fired one, and so cannot speak from my own knowledge, but I don't question that they are fine guns. Too many people I respect and trust speak highly of them. I don't think they are going to get any cheaper any time soon.
Incidentally, over in the Autoloader forum there was just a thread about the very first Smith & Wesson automatic pistol, the 35 caliber, aka Model 1913. Its basic mechanical design shares several features with the Model 41.
I'm so glad you didn't say Long Colt. I get so tired of hearing that. There is no .45 Short Colt, and before the arguments start, the "short" one is called a .45 Schofield.
Go for it. I thoroughly enjoy mine and at 5'8" and 130lbs soaking wet I've had no issues whatsoever. One word of advice, if you do decide to take the plunge, load only one round in the cylinder until you get comfortable with it. And yes I also have the 500.
ok ok ok just tongue & cheek…. so why does the head stamp read 45LCI'm so glad you didn't say Long Colt. I get so tired of hearing that. There is no .45 Short Colt, and before the arguments start, the "short" one is called a .45 Schofield.
That's a nice example of a M25, I'm assuming it's a dash-5?