My New S&W M-41

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My New S&W M-41

Post by jstanfield103 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:23 pm

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I have been wanting a S&W M41 for several years. Ever since I sold the one I had that I could not get to function with out a stove pipe every magazine. It was an older one that had the compensator and weights. I got this new one on Monday and it looked great, only problem I saw was the feed ramp was butchered from the factory. Must have been a really bad bit when it was cut. I sanded the feed ramp tooling gouges out of it and polished the ramp. Looks good now and function great. I sighted the factory sights in yesterday with 200 rounds. Only problem was one failure to load on second magazine. No problems what so ever after that. What a beautiful pistol. Every bit a nice as the older ones as far as bluing and build quality. In fact better in build quality, this one shoots fine so far.

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What a versatile pistol this is going to be. It's going to be so much fun to shoot.
I got my scope rail on her today, still can use the factory sights with the scope rail. Then put my Vortex Venom on it. Nice red dot and compact. Looks great. Then fixed a scope on her for that precision shooting when needed. Tomorrow is range day to sight them all in. Happy, Happy, Happy.

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Re: My New S&W M-41

Post by jstanfield103 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:59 pm

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Got everything together and sighted in on my 41. Love the feel of the pistol and the way it shoots. I put about 300 rounds of SK Match through it no problem. But then I had 500 rounds of Federal Match (SV ammo still) would not shoot one magazine with out 2 at least failure to eject on each magazine. So then moved to Federal HV which is what all my target pistols get the most of and they all shoot with no problems. Same thing, approx. two failures to extract on each magazine.

I use to have an older model 41 that also had this problem even with CCI SV. I took the advice of Bullseye back then and reamed the chamber. Never had a problem after that. I had to have some money at the time. Life happens so I sold that 41 and decided I would not own another one unless it had the S&W Lifetime service policy with it. So now I have that policy with this pistol and we will see what their service will be like. Called them today and got the return label and she is all boxed up. Told them on the phone and in the letter to them that the chamber is so tight that is not even a joy to shoot. She is scheduled for pickup tomorrow. Friday 10-18-2019.

Can't wait to see what she will be like when I get her back. Even with using oil on the top round you would have a failure to extract once in a while. I tried a Volquartsen extractor to no avail also. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Re: My New S&W M-41

Post by jstanfield103 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm

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I have everything set up on my new Model 41. I purchased 2 more barrels for it. One 7" and one 5.5", scoped the 7" and put a tube style red dot on the 5.5".

After polishing the chambers on all but one barrel they all shoot great now. Took her to the range and not one hick-up out of any of the barrels. Sight all three in and just very pleased all the way around with her.

Here is my set up now.

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Re: My New S&W M-41

Post by Yleefox » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 am

Nice pistol and now you have it well equipped as well. I'm looking forward to hearing how well it performs. My 70-71 has driven me crazy with stove pipes and failure to reset the trigger, I sincerely hope yours runs like a top.

Patrick

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