Smith and Wesson Model 41
The Smith and Wesson Model 41 is the top of the line in rimfire pistols. Used by national level competitors for acute precision in competition, the Smith and Wesson Model 41 is considered one of the best .22 target pistols ever manufactured.
Shortly after World War II, the company set out to change that perception. The Smith & Wesson Model 39 was developed during the U.S. Army’s search for a new semi-auto pistol in 1954. It didn’t displace the venerable 1911, although it was a success when it hit the commercial market in 1955.
The big breakthrough came in 1957, when the company introduced its Smith and Wesson Model 411 semi-automatic target pistol chambered in .22 LR. Enthusiasts clamored to claim one for themselves, and the rimfire handgun was on backorder for several years, despite staggering increases in production.
The first versions came with a 7 3/8″ barrel, blued steel, Patridge sights and a muzzle brake. The company wisely used the same grip angle as the Smith and Wesson Model 41 and stocks were checkered walnut.
|Cartridge||22 Long Rifle|
|Trigger Type||Single Action|
|Front Sight||Blade and Ramp|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Trigger Pull||2.75-3.25 Pound|