I can see where you are coming from on that aspect. I enjoy 22 pistols, and have several in a collection. Just wanted to add this one the collection and from all the searching I have done around here, they go for a good price on the market. I don't know if it is worth that or not, thus being the reason for checking. Everything I have read leans towards it being so, but wanted other's opinions. Most of the prices I have seen have been from $800 to $1200 dollars on the price depending on the mods. I also might add this is a 41 from the 60's era in pristine condition and original box, cleaning kit and extra grips.
just my opinion,I also have several target .22s in my collection from High Standards to Browning(belgian made)Metalists.I have shot a friends S&W 41 & I liked it.I shot a ragged one-holer off the bags at 25 yds. with CCI standard vel ammo.The model 41 trigger broke as cleanly as any of my HSs.They also come with a 5.5 inch bull barrel.
I have a S&W 41 and Ruger MK II and MK IIIs. The 41 has better ergonomics, a better trigger, just a better gun. Easily worth $650. That said, I prefer stainless guns, and shoot my stainless Rugers a lot more than the 41. I just feel the blued finish is more delicate than the stainless.
While I have .22 autos, I actually prefer revolvers. I shoot my S&W 617s and 63 more than the autos.