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tone59
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  1:08:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SW model 41 serial#TAR3786.
Would someone give me the DOM.

Can anyone tell me if there is any changes in design or the quality in the 41s beginning with an A in serial# vs the letters TAR?
Thank you.

Never mind on the DOM found it. 1986

Edited by - tone59 on 11/17/2017 1:41:56 PM

rufe-snow
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  2:22:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "A's" are more highly regarded, by shooters and collectors. Than the later production guns, with the Alpha prefixes. Weather this is valid accuracy wise, I don't know? Definitely would get more money for one, from a collector. If they were in equivalent condition.

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tone59
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  4:29:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchased one of the A model 41s about 2 years ago.
Wood mint.Blueing about 95%.7inch 1 magazine.
paid $800.

Today I found a mint(no box) TAR ser# model at my local gun shop.
7inch 2 mags.
$670 out the door.

I am inclined to get it but would like to learn what I can about the TAR 41s first.
In the past I have foolishly moved too fast on what seemed like a good deal only to find out later that it was just an okay deal or worse.

I would appreciate any comments.
Thank You.





Edited by - tone59 on 11/17/2017 4:30:57 PM
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rufe-snow
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  8:59:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tone59

I purchased one of the A model 41s about 2 years ago.
Wood mint.Blueing about 95%.7inch 1 magazine.
paid $800.

Today I found a mint(no box) TAR ser# model at my local gun shop.
7inch 2 mags.
$670 out the door.

I am inclined to get it but would like to learn what I can about the TAR 41s first.
In the past I have foolishly moved too fast on what seemed like a good deal only to find out later that it was just an okay deal or worse.

I would appreciate any comments.
Thank You.










I would consider it, a good deal. Check out what they are actually selling for, on the auctions. Or on the Rimfire Central site, (buy and trade board). At that price, it's going to go quick,IMHO.

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charliemeyer007
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USA
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  9:34:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Any chance you could test it before buying? If it's a really good price at a store, I'm thinking it has issues or the original owner would have kept it.

I like the really old ones, true craftsmanship.

added Ask them to ask the owner about working with you, even if it's only a chat about the weapon. I got my model 53 Jet at "I should have been wearing a mask price" because the owner knew I was a shooter not a collector.
In your current case it appears likely the owner just wants to sell quickly (lower price), maybe he needs the money or he just can't shoot due to health issues.

Edited by - charliemeyer007 on 11/17/2017 11:18:43 PM
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tone59
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Posted - 11/17/2017 :  10:35:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
rufe-snow...I have been following the ones that have bids on the auction side.
The bids vary a lot with most not reaching the reserves.
The buy it now prices are much higher than the bids in the few that ended.

charliemeyer007...I ask.No where to test fire it there.
Its on consignment.
The store owner said the seller is in his sixties and has recently sold a few other guns there.
The seller also has for sale there a nice 8inch blued Colt Python.




Edited by - tone59 on 11/17/2017 10:41:46 PM
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nmyers
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Posted - 11/18/2017 :  09:28:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only functional difference is the cocking indicator, which was eliminated around 1978. (Guns with cocking indicator were either "no prefix" or A series.) Not really needed, but some folks like to be able to look at a gun & know if it is cocked or not.

I think that the only "cheapening" of the M41 was the recent introduction of "laser cut" checking on the grips. But, hand fitting & finishing are still as good as it gets for a regular production competition .22.

Neal
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tone59
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421 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2017 :  12:49:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The one at the shop and my ser# A599xxx 41 both lack a cocking indicator.




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tone59
Junior Member

421 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2017 :  3:20:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Planned on buying it this morning.
It sold last night.

His Python also sold for more than the 1995 asking price.
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BUCKAWHO
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Posted - 11/28/2017 :  8:51:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi...My A588xxx also has no cocking indicator. Two years ago I paid $1200 for it. Has two 7in. barrels, one with a 2X Burris scope, three mags, original box,papers and tools. Thought I did good at the time. BT
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tone59
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421 Posts

Posted - 11/29/2017 :  6:40:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope you enjoy yours Riomouse911.
Great guns!
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