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S&W 41 magnum

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Tbucket, May 28, 2012.

  1. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Just picked up what I think is a older S&W model 57 41 magnum, how can I determine the year and value it was made? Not looking to sell at all, just curious if the trade I made was a good one.
    Thanks in advanced for any help.
     
  2. OreShooter

    OreShooter Portland Member

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    Since it is a 41 it is 1960's or newer. If you can get a Blue Book of Gun Values you can look up the year by the serial number. Value depends a lot on condition. One way to do that is grade it by NRA standards. Or you could post a photo (good ones, not the blurry stuff), and someone can give an off the cuff idea, but it is only worth what you pay for it.
     
  3. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Thanks OreShooter, I relize its worth what someone is willing to pay, was just trying to get general Idea. Grade is probably 95% very nice shape.
     
  4. OreShooter

    OreShooter Portland Member

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    Post some pics. Someone will give you an idea. There are die hard 41 fans, just not a bunch of them. Plus it's always fun to someone elses toys. :)
     
  5. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Will work on the pic's, pretty photo illiterate so may take awhile!
     
  6. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    The .41 fans have to be 'die hards', the way they price factory ammo!.... from another .41 die hard-reloader!
    Just for fun, check out an ultimate .41: It's Theodore Roosevelt's .405 win!