Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

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Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Oleg G on 9/18/2017, 11:56 am

I bought a Weigand mount to install on my Model 41. Unfortunately, I can't install it because the holes don't line up.

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I measured the distance between the holes.
My Model 41 has 3 holes, which appear to be factory drilled and tapped (I bought the gun used) and the distance is 2 and 3/16 inches between holes 1 & 2 and holes 2 & 3.



The Weigand mount has 4 holes and I can’t line up 3 holes to install the mount on the pistol. 




The closest I can come up with are two holes with the distance of 2 and ¼ inches. Thus, I can’t install the mount on the gun for which it is designed.



Now, I have some doubts about the drilled and tapped holes on my gun: Before buying the Weigand mount, I bought the Weaver mount, which also has 4 holes with the same distances as the Weigand mount. Both mounts are designed for the S&W Model 41 pistol. Both do not fit my pistol in exactly the same way.

Do I have a pistol that is drilled and tapped for some special mount?

Thanks for all the help as always,
Oleg.
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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Jack H on 9/18/2017, 12:20 pm

Your holes are not factory

Make another hole in the base to match the barrel.  Two screws properly installed are enough on a 22
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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Oleg G on 9/18/2017, 12:21 pm

Thanks, Jack. That explains it...

I am wondering then which mount might fit onto my pistol.

Regards,
Oleg.
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Post by STEVE SAMELAK on 9/18/2017, 1:51 pm

Since you seem to have non-factory spacing, the one that will fit is the one you make fit.  Not in a position to measure mine at the moment so what I said should be taken with a shaker of salt & maybe some tequila.
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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by LenV on 9/18/2017, 7:19 pm

What Steve said. They never really made a scope mount for the older model 41's but the shape of the top strap is the same as their K and N frames. A lot of different mounts would fit if you drilled and tapped the barrel. My old 41 is drilled for a Ruger 10/22 base (Bushnell Phantom) and another set to match a weaver base that also fits pre-drilled k frames. 

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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Oleg G on 9/18/2017, 7:53 pm

Thanks, folks. I guess I'll have to drill another hole in the base to match my drilled and tapped holes in the barrel. If I can anchor the base onto two holes, I should be good, like Jack said.
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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by mikemyers on 9/19/2017, 10:10 pm

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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Oleg G on 9/20/2017, 6:56 am

Mike,
Yes, the Clark barrel is definitely a nice option. However, it is much pricier than fitting the Weigand base to my pistol. Smile
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Post by mikemyers on 9/20/2017, 7:50 am

There is a thread here in the forums that made it sound like a good option for me, back when I was thinking of drilling holes in my stock barrel:
http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t1594-sw-41-up-grade
It's pricier, but a lot of people seem to like it.
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Re: Weigand Mount for S&W Model 41 does not fit

Post by Oleg G on 9/20/2017, 8:33 am

Understood. It is indeed a good option. The deal I made with myself is that my current guns (M41 and my Sig 1911) are all I need to get me to Expert. Once I am there, I will figure out which additional investments I need to make into my guns.
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