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Old April 14, 2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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husqvarna revolver ???

A friend has offered me a husqvarna revolver . He said it is 6.5 cal.
Can someone give me a little info on this? Gun is very clean wanting $400.00 for it. I did a search on this but could not find anything. Thanks for any info offered. Bill
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Old April 14, 2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like a m1887 Swedish Nagant but it should be 7.5mm not 6.5mm. They are extremely well made guns. $400 is a little high IMO but if it is in good condition its not out of line. Ammo is out there but not easy to find so you will probably have to reload if you want to shoot it.
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Old April 14, 2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Yes thats it. Found pic on google. The gun is very clean but not much on guns to hang on wall. Thank You for the quick reply. Bill
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Old April 15, 2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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my father had one when he was in the homeguard, and this was the 80-90s

but he only fired blanks so not sure about calibre

it would make some sense if it was rechamberd for a 6.5mm bullet, just like it originally was compatible with the russians rifle so it would be to ours, the homeguard had bolt actions the same time my father, but of course most people had the H&K G3 (still do I think)
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Old April 15, 2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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The Swedish armed forces used several revolvers. The first was the Model 1863, a Lefaucheux-made pinfire design; some were later converted to center fire, designated the M/1863-1879. Next was the Model 1871, an 11mm revolver, made by Lefaucheux, Francotte, and Husqvarna. The Navy used the Model 1884, a French design in 11mm, made at the French arsenal at St. Etienne.

The one sold as surplus in large numbers, and the best known in the U.S., is the Model 1887, in 7.5mm. It is a Nagant-Warnant design (though without the sealed breech of the Russian Nagant), and was made by Nagant and by Husqvarna.

The cartridge is almost identical to the 7.5 Swiss, and the two are often confused. Interchangeability is not always certain, though, due to slightly different tolerances.

The last revolver used by Sweden was the 9mm Revolver Model 1958, which was simply the S&W Model 12 (airweight) with a two inch barrel. While called "9mm", it was actually chambered for the standard .38 Special. 1500 were purchased for use by the Swedish Air Force.

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Old April 18, 2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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I'm a little confused here. Some discussion about revolvers compatible to rifles with the mention of 7.5 Swiss cartridge. This can't be true. I have to assume the revolver was chambered in a different 7.5 Swiss than the rifle and there is no real compatibility between the two.

Is the talk of compatibility between the rifles and side arms of different nations?
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Old April 18, 2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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Yes, the 7.5 Swiss revolver cartridge (aka the 7.5 x 22.8, 7.5 x 23.10, and 7.5 mm Model 1882) is a rimmed revolver cartridge with a case about 23mm (0.9") in length. The 7.5 Swiss rifle cartridge (aka the 7.5 x 55) is a rifle cartridge. The situation is similar to the U.S. Army using a .45 revolver at the same time they were using a .45 (.45-70) rifle. Same caliber, much different cartridges.

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