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Thought I'd share this with you guys....The 1894S I purchased new, maybe 20 rnds down the tube since I've owned it. Just picked up the Redhawk this past Fri in .41 Mag. Was looking for a Smith Mod 57 or 58, but they are getting away from me in price. Anyway, am very satisfied and will get to the range soon to see what the Ruger is capable of.
 

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Sweet! Gotta love a good levergun revolver combo. Keep us up to speed on how well they shoot the same ammo...
 

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I've owned several S&W .41 mags. A few years ago, outside Rochester, NY, I saw an 1894 in .41 and a S&W 657 offered as a pair. I'm pretty sure the cost was around $1,100. I didn't buy them, and I've regretted it ever since. I also like the Redhawk in .41. Nice acquisition!
 

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I've been a big .41 fan since buying my first Blackhawk in .41, back in 1967. It was stolen, so I next bought a Smith 57, but traded for a Ruger Redhawk .41. Then I added a Smith 657, then a Marlin 1894 .41, and finally a Thompson Contender in .41. In one way, at least in some guns, it's actually better than a .44 Mag. .41 Magnums have always had a fairly fast rifling twist rate, while most (not all) .44s had a very slow twist. That means that bullets that are "heavy for caliber", like 280+ grains in .41, stabilize better than a comparable bullet in a .44 (like a 300+ grain). Of course, both are great cartridges, but the .41 is quite special, and a handloaders prize.
 
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