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parallaxbill
April 06, 2012, 17:58
I picked up a really nice 40-194** (1972) 6.5" 41 magnum today in 90% all original condition for $350 otd at a not so local pawn shop.
It was a great day I guess since I have been looking for an unaltered 3 screw Ruger for a while. But to find this one in such fine shape made my day! I'm a huge fan of the 41 magnum and will use it on close range SC whitetails this season.

Range report to come

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/ParallaxBill/Ruger%20Old%20Model%2041%20Magnum/20120407_151821-1.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/ParallaxBill/Ruger%20Old%20Model%2041%20Magnum/20120407_151804-1.jpg

And my other 41 which has already taken a couple SC whitetails.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/ParallaxBill/T-C%20Contender%2041%20mag/MVC-005F.jpg

K. Funk
April 06, 2012, 18:02
Thats a steal for an OM in .41 mag. I too have discovered the joy of .41 mag. Good find!!

krf

jugrunner
April 06, 2012, 19:53
IMHO, it's a much better cal. for hunting ... !!

Nice score ... !!

FUUN063
April 06, 2012, 22:45
Very nice pistola!:biggrin:

Congrats!


Leland:shades:

CWizard
April 07, 2012, 04:00
I had a .41 Ruger and really liked it. One of the few guns I've sold and I still regret it. I carried it hunting and shot a lot of bowling pins with it. I like the S&W 29 I replaced it with but wish I had kept the .41.

Retired Bum
April 07, 2012, 16:52
I've had an on/off love affair with the .41 Rem Magnum for about thirty years now.

My first was a S&W Model 57 no dash 8 & 3/8 inch. I handloaded for it using primarily cast lead SWC's and Blue Dot. A very accurate handgun when fired from a rest. But some thieving SOB stole it in a burglary. I did without a .41 for several years then I lucked into a NIB M57 no dash four inch. Still have it. And then found the holy grail of S&W .41 Magnums, a beautiful Model 58 in near new condition. I shoot it every so often with handloads and 215 gr LSWC's that duplicate the old .41 Police load.

Picked up two Ruger NM Blackhawks in .41 Magnum. A 6.5 inch and 7.5 inch Bisley. But I never could get comfortable with the Bisley grip so I let it go.

A few years ago in a trade I got yet one more S&W Model 57. A no dash 8 & 3/8ths. Unfired in the wooden display case. I showed it to a S&W collector who just had to have it. He made me an offer I couldn't say no to and it became his.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

W.E.G.
April 07, 2012, 17:06
I loves my .41 magnums.

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Ruger%20Blackhawk%2041%20Magnum/Blackhawk41.jpg

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/pistol%20pics/Model%2057/DSCN8825smaller.jpg

parallaxbill
April 07, 2012, 20:10
That Blackhawk looks just like mine except for the grips, mine has the silver eagles. (chickens)?

BUFF
April 08, 2012, 03:01
The bird in the Ruger logo is a stylized eagle. The logo was designed by Ruger's founding partner (Sturm), who was into European family crests. It looks like a design common in Germanic family coats of arms. Originally red, Bill Ruger changed the bird to black when Sturm died.

parallaxbill
April 08, 2012, 05:01
I know, I was kidding.

Blackmore
April 08, 2012, 06:14
The bird in the Ruger logo is a stylized eagle. The logo was designed by Ruger's founding partner (Sturm), who was into European family crests. It looks like a design common in Germanic family coats of arms. Originally red, Bill Ruger changed the bird to black when Sturm died.

My biggest peeve with the new management is that they took the "S" out of the eagle logo. On the other hand, I give them kudos for sending Junior down the road.

http://www.astorarms.ca/images/non-restricted/Ruger_logo_80076-L.gif

http://www.imfdb.org/w/images/thumb/c/c1/Ruger-logo.JPG/300px-Ruger-logo.JPG

762x54R
April 20, 2012, 13:27
I picked up a 6.5in new model with a holster for $200 in 2007 but I recently sold it. I wis I'd come across more old models I rarely do locally.