First, the .41 mag is not dead, although it has more of a cult following. I have 5 guns in .41, 2 lever action Marlins, a Ruger Bisley, Ruger Bisley hunter and a Taurus Total Titanium Tracker. They are all shooters. I've even cut some cases down to .44 special length to make .41 specials which make the very light weight Tracker a pleasure to shoot. In fact my next project is to convert a Ruger Deerfield 44mag carbine to .41 mag.