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I'm purchasing a 7" Model 41, used. Got very lucky by mentioning to my LGS that someday I'd like to own one. Unknown manufacture date, I'm guessing it's less than 30 yrs old. Serial number TAN4921. Can anyone help me out to figure out the year?

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The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. More modern autos and revolvers can be a little more tricky to pin down. Here is what it says.

1986. TAK7878
1987. TAT2512
1987. TBC--- to TBL---
1988. TBL--- to TCB

Etc.
 

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About the best factory made .22LR pistol you can buy. Congratulations!

I bought a 7 inch from a friend, and then bought the shorter barrel for my shooting activities.

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I appreciate the feedback! I used my last handgun purchase permit (NJ) this week to get the SW 617 revolver, and THAT was fun at the range yesterday! Should have another permit next week and will be picking up my 30yr old Model 41. Very excited about that one. I put some dummy rounds in and dry fired it at the LGS, wow that trigger is butter. Can't wait. That'll be the 4th .22 I've picked up this year, I think I'm becoming a collector....
 

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I used my last handgun purchase permit (NJ) this week to get the SW 617 revolver

Should have another permit next week and will be picking up my 30yr old Model 41.

That'll be the 4th .22 I've picked up this year, I think I'm becoming a collector....
Handgun purchase permit?!?!lijf;

Pitiful , just pitiful!jhgva;o


4 guns in a year will get you on the PRNJ terrorist watch list!
 

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welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass, Mongo1! The only info we have is UCE was 2009 and UCU was 2013. Do you have the box? The manufacture date is on the label.
 

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If you contact S&W , they will send you a manual free of charge.
 

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welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass, Mongo1! The only info we have is UCE was 2009 and UCU was 2013. Do you have the box? The manufacture date is on the label.
Thanks much, Wiregrassguy! Even though many have told me that it was likely made in 1997, you were spot on with your 2009-2013! I called S&W to get a manual for my model 41. The customer service rep said he could hook me up, and asked what time frame. I explained with no box or manual I wasn't sure. I quoted your stated range above. He asked for the serial number, which I gave him (UCN 81xx). He stated it was February 2011. So I will have a manual shortly, now I need to find a box.
I know that some years have been quality guns, and others not so much. Are there any known quirks associated with models made around 2011? Thanks again!
 

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Looking at a 41 serial number UBN56##. Any idea how old?
Gene...1997

Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
A225XXX_____ 1973
A235001_____ 1974
A265001_____ 1975
A295001_____ 1976
A414XXX_____ 1977
A475001_____ 1978
A5824XX_____ 1979
A5841XX_____ 1979
A7175XX_____ 1981
A7981XX_____ 1982
ADB38XX_____ 1983
A875000_____ 1984
TAA1985_____ 1985
TAK7879_____ 1986
TAT2512_____ 1987
TBL7955_____ 1988
TFJ1141_____ 1989
TFNxxxx_____ 1990
TFRxxxx_____ 1991
THD23XX_____ 1991
TZUxxxx_____ 1993
VAMxxxx_____ 1994
S&W started D&T M41 brls in 1994
UAMxxxx_____ 1997
BMC29XX___ > 1998.
 

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Gene...1997

Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
A225XXX_____ 1973
A235001_____ 1974
A265001_____ 1975
A295001_____ 1976
A414XXX_____ 1977
A475001_____ 1978
A5824XX_____ 1979
A5841XX_____ 1979
A7175XX_____ 1981
A7981XX_____ 1982
ADB38XX_____ 1983
A875000_____ 1984
TAA1985_____ 1985
TAK7879_____ 1986
TAT2512_____ 1987
TBL7955_____ 1988
TFJ1141_____ 1989
TFNxxxx_____ 1990
TFRxxxx_____ 1991
THD23XX_____ 1991
TZUxxxx_____ 1993
VAMxxxx_____ 1994
S&W started D&T M41 brls in 1994
UAMxxxx_____ 1997
BMC29XX___ > 1998.
Thank you, great info.
 
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