I recently saw a .41 magnum revolver for sale at the LGS. It was an older smith in stainless. A beautiful firearm and I might of bought it if they weren't asking more for it used than a new smith in .44 or .357 cost. But I'm wondering why it died out as a cartridge. Looking at it, it would have been the .40 s&w of the revolvers back in the day. It produced results right in between the .357 and .44, it seems it would have been a better all around deal. You could buy light magnums for a good self defense round and bump up the power for an excellent hunting cartridge. I'm assuming recoil was more manageable than .44 as well making it more favorable to people who didn't like .44 recoil at the time. I guess I'm asking if anyone knows why it didn't catch on back when?