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Swedish M1907 Pistol

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Swedish M1907 Pistol

#1 Post by cwo4uscgret » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:44 pm

I have a very nice Swedish Model 1907 Pistol, chambered in .380 ACP. These Browning Model 1903 Clones - made by Husqvarna first with license from Browning then their own version was originally chambered in 9x20mm aka 9 mm Browning Long; it also came with the "correct" holster and three magazines. I have been looking for a 9x20 barrel to return the gun to its original configuration; but the only source for a barrel is in Sweden and would cost somewhere on the order of $200 - $400 after paying duties, BATFE fees, and paying off a Customs Broker. I periodically search on-line for a barrel, usually without success. Darn it!

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Fooling around on E-Bay the other day I found a l isting for a Husqvarna M1907 "Armorer's Kit" which included a 9x20 Barrel, an in the white slide, and a magazine all covered in cosmoline. Using the buy it now for $98.00 who could resist! I received a cardboard box with a label that said:

(Three Crowns) Pistol m/07
F1311-997240
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The barrel cleaned up very nice - no pitting, nice shiny bore! I have already installed the barrel in the gun - with some oil on the barrel it dropped right in - now for some ammo and a range visit! Here's a photo from the auction:
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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:09 pm

wow, did not know this even existed like this.. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#3 Post by steamer » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:56 pm

Very cool pistol - great score on finding the parts you needed. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#4 Post by butcharoot » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:10 pm

Was your old barrel marked for 380? I read somewhere that some importers put a spacer in the chamber in order to shoot 380.

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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#5 Post by cwo4uscgret » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:12 am

Butch - the frame is marked .380; the barrel has a spacer at the front of the chamber. If I can remove it then I will have a all matching gun!

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#6 Post by butcharoot » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:36 am

Hopefully the spacer will come out without any trouble. I have lusted for one for a while.

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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#7 Post by cwo4uscgret » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:45 am

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After I loaded it with Privi Partisan’s Ammo which 108 grains in a FMJ round traveling at 1100+ FPS I went to the range and shot three magazines of it. The attached target was shot at 7 yards. Although not unpleasant to shoot, recoil was more noticeable the .380 or range type 9mm ball ammo!

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Re: Swedish M1907 Pistol

#8 Post by VMASCIOP2000 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:49 am

Must be a rare pistol in the U.S.A.. Nice find for the gun, the "kit" ,and the ammo. Wow.
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