I know some folks really like this odd ball caliber. Sort of an in-betweener, twix the 357 and the ever popular 44, but isn't this still a useful and very versatile round? Ya' know if we had a 400 Whelen, or a 405 WCF or a new 400 Thumma, a rifle handling the .410"-.411" bullets, the 41 mag revolver would make a very good companion piece. We can certainly down load the rifles with 41 pistol bullets, either the 210 grain JSP's or the 250 grain WFNGC's, and have an excellent pot load for hares or head shots on turkey or grouse. You know just a little pop instead of a big boom and viola! Supper is on. Then of course the 41 hipster gun there at the ready when ever we need it for any occasion be it social or for the tundra wookies. I doubt most critters would know the difference between a 250-265 grain WFNGC of .410" diameter and a 265-300 grain .429" diameter bullet. So, what happened to this one?
I've owned at least one since 1972. Still have my old Ruger 4 5/8" Blackhawk I bought new in '72, it's been pawned at least twice, and a M-58 S&W made in 1968, both still solid and very good shooters. I lean more to the workin' guns and prefer them over the high polish of the M-57's, though I've had a few of them also. A four inch M-57 is a nice little carry gun and I'm still on the lookout for a 5 1/2" Redhawk.
Another plus to owning one of the 41 calibers, they're just different, ya know something not everybody has, that's kinda nice sometimes. Oh, sure, factory fodder is a bit harder to find but not really any shortage of components when we roll our own, I wouldn't shoot anything else anyway.
So what say ya, folks? I'll bet there is at least ten shooters out there that have a 41 mag of some kind, let's hear about 'em.