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Old 08-12-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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Accuracy Difference between S&W 41 and Hammerli 208s?

I currently use a S&W 41 and am considering either buying a new barrel and having some other work done to improve its accuracy, or buying a Hammerli 208s. My goal is to get the most accurate .22 bullseye pistol I can. Assuming that both have been accurized by a good smith, would a S&W 41 be as accurate as a Hammerli 208s?
 
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Old 08-22-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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I noticed your post.
I have both a 41 and a 208.
The 208 is stock and the 41 was built for me by Lou Lombardi.
The 41 will shoot under 1/2 inch at 50 yards. Lou is considered the King of rim fire pistols. His work is out of this world but I had to wait 2 years. I have put a set of Morini grips on it and it is the gun I currently use.

The 208 will shoot 1 inch or so at 50 yards. If I compare both guns the 208 has the better trigger and this is why it is so popular. I also have an older Pardini Sp this is very nice and easy to shoot. (something to think about currently around 500.00 to 600.00.)

If it was me I would buy the older Pardini and send it to Lou for one of his custom Shilen barrels or have the 41 re-barreled for about 150.00.
He also does custom High Standards That will shoot under 1/2 inches at 50 yards.

TJ
 
Old 09-03-2003, 07:06 AM   #3
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Thanks, TJ. I spoke to Lou and am now on his waiting list for a new barrel and other work on my 41.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 08:15 PM   #4
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The wait will be long but if you want the best it is worth it.
Lou's work is out of this world. I have had other smiths work on some .22s and while their work was good, it's nothing compared to Lou's.
I have one of his High Standard barrels I had to beg for a couple of months and he sold me his demo. I'm having feeding problems due to the mag. I have fiddled with it for a while but I have had enough and off to Lou's it goes.
Have you seen his write ups in some of the gun mags? If not let me know and I post a follow up.

DJ
 
Old 09-04-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
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TJ -- I know of Lou only from my phone call with him, your post on this forum, and posts by others on other internet forums. If you have any suggestions of other reading material about Lou that will help me pass the time until I get to see his work first hand, I would appreciate it!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:57 PM   #6
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Sorry for the delay but I had to tear up the closet to find the correct magazine. The following magazines have articles about Lou and his work.
Guns & Ammo (2001 Annual Handguns) & American Handgunner March/April 2000. The last has some really good eye candy photos.

Good luck
TJ
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:33 AM   #7
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Thanks very much for tracking these articles down, TJ! I will look forward to reading them.

For those who may be interested, here is a link to the March 2000 article from American Handgunner: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... i_59328823
 
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