Definitely the 44 Mag. The 44 is more practical, and you have the option of shooting 44 specials. You can always get the 41 later.
A smaller bore built from the same gun adds a little weight to the 41. This extra weight with less energy makes the 41 more pleasant to shoot with full powered loads.
Gun permit?? A bread crumb tossed to a sleeping society awoken by the sound of complacency. "They are for your own good", and "you will understand when you see all the lives they save". Yes master, what else will you toss me from your bag of infringements?? Do you want me to roll over and play dead? I do that very well. --skidder