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GUNS & ACCESSORIES => Handguns and Revolvers => Topic started by: Alte Schule on June 07, 2019, 05:59:51 PM

Title: A rare find
Post by: Alte Schule on June 07, 2019, 05:59:51 PM
Forgot to put up a photo when I bought this a couple of weeks ago. Model 57 N Frame S&W .41 Magnum. It's absolutely flawless. Just pristine. Not saying it's realrare but you just don't see them that much especially in this condition. Last time I saw one just like this was at a show two years ago. It had a $1500 price tag. I paid far less than that.
A little history from Wikipedia:
In the early 1960s, Elmer Keith, Bill Jordan, and Skeeter Skelton, all noted firearms authorities and authors, lobbied Remington Arms and Smith & Wesson to introduce a new .41 caliber police cartridge with the objective of filling a perceived ballistic performance gap between the .357 and .44 Magnums, thus creating a chambering which they believed would be the ultimate for law enforcement purposes.[1] In April 1964 Remington responded by introducing the .41 Magnum cartridge, and in concert, Smith & Wesson launched the Model 57 revolver chambered for the new ammunition.[1] Elmer Keith originally proposed the name ".41 Police" for the new cartridge, but Remington instead chose .41 Magnum, hoping to capitalize on the notoriety and popularity of its earlier Magnum offerings.[1]
(https://i.ibb.co/cY7wyDX/56.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Z2kSfW1)
Title: Re: A rare find
Post by: Tango on June 07, 2019, 06:11:00 PM
nice lookin' pistol - looks like somethin' Clyde Barrow wudda liked.....
Title: Re: A rare find
Post by: Axxe55 on June 07, 2019, 09:33:20 PM
Wow Alte!  :th_thicon_idea:

That is nice indeed. It's a shame the 41 Magnum never reached the same popularity that the 357 and the 44 did, since it's a great round.
Title: Re: A rare find
Post by: Shipwreck on June 07, 2019, 09:43:30 PM
Very cool!