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Hello all! I'm a newbie seeking info on an older 41. I have recently acquired a model 41 bearing serial number 207xx. On this site I learned it appears to be made in 1959. The previous owner xxxxxx (previous caretaker) was a life-long friend that has passed away so I know it is an older gun. It looks brand new though it has been fired. Upon looking online I have found no others like it. This one is stamped ".22 Short". From what information I found online it appears to be 1 of 1000 made for competition??? It does have the Olympic under-barrel weights, a seven inch barrel, several add-on muzzle compensators, and the factory looking grips have a palm swell that I do not see on any others I see online.
If I can get photos I will post ASAP. Is anyone familiar with this sub-model? Is it a limited supply addition to the 41 lineup? If I choose to, can it shoot .22lr with the addition of another barrel and mags? Value? (Though I would never sell) Any information that can be offered is greatly appreciated.
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I'm thinking that may be a M-43?
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Thanks for the reply! She' marked "Model 41" just below the sr#. Time will tell..... The slide is aluminum (non-magnetic), is that the normal??? Seems like light material to withstand years of recoil expected in a target gun.
I was thinking the .22 short guns were Model 41-1 marked. They are very accurate and their value is about double a standard Model 41 if I remember correctly. Yes you would have to change the barrel and magazine to shoot .22LR.
Some photos would be great. If you have trouble posting them you can email them to me and I’ll get them posted.
Is the frame labeled 22 short, or just the barrel? There was a 22 short conversation kit that is worth a fair amount in its own right.
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Thanks Series Guy. Just "Model 41" on the frame above trigger below sr#. Do all have aluminum slides?
Thanks Forester! I'll try to get some shots entered pretty soon.
The alloy slide was on the 41-1. According to the Standard Catalog not all 41-1s have the -1 stamping. There were less than 1000 made between 1960 and 1973. They state the value as triple or more than a standard model 41.