smith and wesson model 41 was introduced in 1960 and was chambered in .22 Short for International Rapid Fire competition. Only 1000 41’s made using light aluminum slides necessary for function with the lower-powersd .22 Short.
smith & wesson model 41:
– Precision, button-rifled barrel
– Micrometer click adjustable target rear sight with removable Patridge front sight
– Ergonomic checkered target grips
– Switch-barrel design allows both 5.5″ and 7″ barrels on one frame
– User adjustable trigger stop
– Integral Picatinny rail
sw model 41:
the version of the Model 41, designated the Model 46. In 1959, it was selected by the U.S. Air Force for basic marksmanship training. About 4000 units were made in total: 2500 with a 7-inch (180 mm) barrel, 1000 with 5-inch (130 mm) barrels, and 500 with 5+1⁄2-inch (140 mm) barrels.