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g17
July 17, 2000, 05:08 PM
I am interested in a Smith & Wesson model 41 22Lr. Do you know the dates of the "A" prefix serial no's? Are these better ? Also whats the the take on the "cocked indicator" are these newer or older models ? Was the compensated 73/8 barrels done at the factory ? Any info would be appreciated.

Steven Mace
July 17, 2000, 05:48 PM
G17, the Smith & Wesson Model 41 used the 'A' serial number prefix from 1970-1984. Beginning sometime in 1984 the prefix was changed to 'TAA'. Both the cocking indicator and the 7-3/8" barrel were discontinued in 1978. I believe all Model 41's with a 7-3/8" barrel included a factory installed muzzle brake. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

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g17
July 17, 2000, 08:47 PM
Steve,
Thanks... thats exactly the info I've been searching for. You have an opinion on the pre '78 models as that is what I'm looking at ?? I would be shooting not just collecting.