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Old 11-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #31216
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Congrats. Are you going to post some pictures?
Yeah, i'll try to snap some tomorrow.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #31217
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Just bought 3.
I'm tempted to do the same, but the ffl transfer on each one kinda turns the great deal in to a good deal. I'll start watching prices on armslist and try to find something in state. Would love to have a few extras, as well as AR-10 lowers for future builds already in the safe.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:12 PM   #31218
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:27 PM   #31219
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My dad's 41. He bought this one circa 1961 or 62, so it's over 50 years old. I shot it some as a kid, and he shot it a lot. I inherited it when he passed in '07. I haven't used it since then. Mostly that's because I bought my own in 1978, not this style but one virtually identical to Apxgrndr's 41. They are amazing .22s. I had an opportunity about a year ago to buy another really nice one for $650, but passed it up. Kinda wish I'd bought it, but couldn't really rationalize getting a third one!
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #31220
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That's awesome that you have you're dads, hopefully one day this one will go to my son, I can't imagine selling it any time soon.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #31221
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My Weatherby Vanguard. It is a tack driver. .300 Weatherby Mag and it shoots 1/2-inch groups at 100 yards.

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Old 11-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #31222
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My dad's 41. He bought this one circa 1961 or 62, so it's over 50 years old. I shot it some as a kid, and he shot it a lot. I inherited it when he passed in '07. I haven't used it since then. Mostly that's because I bought my own in 1978, not this style but one virtually identical to Apxgrndr's 41. They are amazing .22s. I had an opportunity about a year ago to buy another really nice one for $650, but passed it up. Kinda wish I'd bought it, but couldn't really rationalize getting a third one!

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Old 11-22-2013, 03:40 AM   #31223
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
I had cash in hand about a year ago and wanted one....but then I picked it up....OMG are peoples hands really that fricken big. I could not get my hands around the thing. Not comfortable for me at all. I ended up with a little colt automatic and called it a day....a woodsman before it said woodsman on the side. Fits like it was made for me. I noticed that about all the smith 22 automatics....that are all made for people with huge hands. Not made for me at all.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:51 AM   #31224
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
Another gun on my list.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:36 AM   #31225
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You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
Never had the chance to handle a 41, but a while back I ended up with a Hi Standard Victor. Probably a very close facsimile of the 41. My gosh is it a pleasure to shoot.

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Old 11-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #31226
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
When I was in navy ROTC at iowa state we had a bunch of these for the pistol team. When the effing EPA closed down our indoor range they disbanded the teams. I've often wondered where they ended up. They were sweet pistols.

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #31227
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Does anyone here have a .458 Socom upper? How is recoil? I'm thinking about picking one up for novelty reasons only(no semi auto hunting in PA.) How is the recoil? I've read some reviews saying it kicks like a 12 gauge slug, others say its pretty mild.

Like I said it's for novelty purposes only, not really concerned about starting a debate if it's the best way to spend my money, I know it's not
I have one I use for deer hunting (legal in Indiana). Recoil is less than a 12ga slug but more than a 308. Accurate to 200 yards on deer. Some say more, but not with me behind it. Ammo is expensive but no more than 12ga sabots. It's not a plinking gun.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:56 AM   #31228
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
Love those!
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #31229
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #31230
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I've been on the lookout for a Smith Model 41 for a few years now but they are pretty pricey, found this one used and got it for a great price.


Now I hadn't ever tried one but heard all about how great they are, this is a huge understatement. You really have to shoot one to believe just how awesome this pistol is, glass rod trigger and
Sold a long barrel version of that about 30 years ago. Been kicking myself in the ass every since.
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