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Skyssx
September 30, 2001, 06:10 AM
My dad has an old .380 that we got from my grandfather after he passed away. We have no idea how much it is worth or any info on it. I dissasembled it and everything looks to be in great condition, the bolt face and barrel have no pitting or visable damage. It is is about 7 inches long, single action, has a short grip and holds 7+1. It has Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Aketiebolag stamped into the side. It took me a while to figure out how to take it apart, you have to lock back the slide then turn the barrel 180 degrees, then hold the slide and unlock it. It has an enclosed hammer. It has a small lanyard ring on the lower left front corner of the grip. I saw some selling for 400ish on auctionarms.com before it dissapeared. Any info or history would be appriciated.

Harley Nolden
September 30, 2001, 09:19 AM
Skysxs
From your description the Husquvara is a 1907 model. It is a copy of the FN Browning Model 1903 made for the Swedish Army. It is identical in every way to the FN Model. Many were converted to the .380 caliber and imported into the U.S. the Value is reduced considerably if it is in the .380 model.

1999 Value $350.00 - $100.00 1999 Standard Catalog of Firearms 9th Edition.

I have attached, very poor, a photo based upon your description and because it was the only pistol I could find made by Husqvarna

HJN

Skyssx
September 30, 2001, 03:26 PM
That is the gun, I was incorrect about the lanyard ring placement. How is this gun for reliability and accuracy?

johnwill
September 30, 2001, 04:04 PM
We kinda' thought you could tell us how it shoots, you have one, we don't! :D

Skyssx
September 30, 2001, 04:52 PM
Well yeah, but i'm pretty much a firearms newbie. I've fired 7 types of firearms that I can think of off the top of my head and read a lot about a bunch of other guns. I'll have to buy some new ammo and find an indoor range to check out next time i'm home.

johnwill
September 30, 2001, 06:16 PM
Get that pistol out to the range, it'll be 8 types in no time! :D:D

James K
September 30, 2001, 08:31 PM
Since they were made for the 9mm BL, which is hotter than the .380, they are a very pleasant gun to shoot in .380. In fact, they are OK in the 9mm BL, but a real pussycat in the .380.

Note that the recoil springs in the converted guns were cut down as well as the barrel being jugged. This is important to remember if anyone considers converting them back.

Accuracy is excellent with either the BL or the .380.

Jim

Skyssx
September 30, 2001, 08:42 PM
Oh, forgot about the saw, 60, 203 and at4 (if you consider that a gun :) ). Thanks for the help, i'll definately be finding an indoor range when i'm home for christmas (maybe).