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Review of S&W Model 57

gerhard1

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IMO, if you want or have any revolver in .41 mag, you need to reload. .41 ammo has always been overpriced and relatively hard to find. Even a Lee hand loader would work fine, at least until you go nutz with the process.

My 6" 657 is easily the most accurate 50 yd CF handgun I own. Weight, crisp SA trigger and big clear sights help.
JD Outfitters in Okie City does custom reloading as well. Jerry did a batch of 1000 of the old Police loads in 41 for me and they seem to be pretty good rounds.

OT, but this reminds me; when the weather clears up, I really need to go out and shoot some more. I have an almost-new '1917' (made in the 2000's) that I have to function-fire, as it has had some issues in the past with very spotty ignition. One gunsmith seems to not have followed my instructions so I went to another gunsmith and he stuck with it until the problems were cleared up.

Guess which 'smith I'll never use again.
 

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It's really to bad that the .41 never caught on better than it did. To me the .41 is the Goldilocks of the original three magnums, and I always prefered the police load as the do anything load for her. Throwing a 210gr to 240gr slug at 900fps to 1000fps will take care of just about anything that needs shooting regardless of platform ( SW57, SW58, or Ruger's Blackhawk an Redhawk). I was hooked on the .41mag back in the late 70's up into the late 90's, but had to let my Blackhawk and Marlin go, as I was doing more shooting with my .44 Special's.
 

gerhard1

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Here is a picture of the NYSP Model 520

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They are truly beautiful revolvers. This one looks as though it hasn't even been out of the box.
 
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