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Post by Stewboy 7/30/2022, 10:02 am

Hello all,

I'm looking at a couple of early M41s online--from 1959, and 1975 respectively. Assuming that all things are equal  (condition, price, etc) is there any reason to prefer one to the other? Both have the 7 & 3/8 barrel, with compensator. I know this is an abstract question, but I was curious to hear from the 41 experts on the board. Thanks very much.
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Post by troystaten 7/30/2022, 12:43 pm

I have one from the early 70's and it is a very nice pistol and shoots very well.  I think the fit and finish will be slightly better on the older one but I would buy either.  If you are  a collector then the earlier one will be more desirable.  As a shooter I would go with condition and the number of magazines included.  I replaced the compensator on mine with a false muzzle cap.

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Post by Stewboy 7/30/2022, 6:28 pm

Troystaten,
I'm a shooter rather than a collector, but I'm leaning toward the 59. Hard to get a clear idea of relative condition of both guns unfortunately, though both are from reputable sources.

Actually, only one of the pistols I now realize has a compensator, the other just has has the extended muzzle but the compensator itself is missing. Does the comp cause problems?

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Post by jglenn21 7/30/2022, 7:37 pm

they fill up with lead rather quickly affecting accuracy..PIA to clean these days

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Post by Jack H 7/30/2022, 7:48 pm

The beavertail area is more flat on the older ones.   The 59 might be a slidebite problem if you have meaty hands. 
Comps not needed.  Accuracy with a comp is less.
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Post by mageepeak 7/30/2022, 10:30 pm

I just picked up a '59 today with 7 3/8, muzzle break ($100 or so) and cap, two magazines and later dated 5.5 inch barrel with Optimus 2000. In perfect condition. I'm very happy!!!  Question about older Model 41s 1f600  Question about older Model 41s 1f600  Question about older Model 41s 1f600  Question about older Model 41s 1f600  Question about older Model 41s 1f600  Question about older Model 41s 1f600

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Post by Blazin 7/31/2022, 9:31 am

I have a 1958 and am impressed with the finish and accuracy. Handled a 1970's 41 before buying this one. 1959 gets my vote.

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