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Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:00 pm
by cwo4uscgret
Originally chambered in 9MM Browning Long (9x20) most of these guns were rechambered (with a barrel insert) to .380 when they were imported into the US in the 1950s and 1960s; it also means there isn't any import marks on the gun either!

The Model 1907 was originally manufactured by FN in Belgium who then licensed Sweden (by Husqvarna) to make their own. It was used as the primary side arm of the Swedish Military until 1940 when the Lahti M-35 in 9mm was adopted. They were placed in storage and in the 1980s they were pressed back into service as the Lahtis were suffering cracks due to using higher pressure 9mm ammo! They were replaced by the Glock 17 and 19. The gun came with a holster and three unmarked magazines. There are 9mm Browning Long barrels available. Other then caliber the two differences between the 1907 and the Colt 1908M is barrel length - the Husqvarna made gun has a 5" barrel and a slide stop on the right side of the gun.

My gun has a Swedish Unit Mark on the left side of the frame: IFK No. 32; I've learned that the I stands for Infantry; but haven't got any info on the FK part. It could be an Engineer Outfit, however, The Army Aviation Unit was known as the Flygvapnet from 1916 and 1926 when it became a separate branch, the Air Force.

Here are a few of the photos; almost all of the larger parts are marked with the last 3 digits of the serial number, including the stocks!

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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:12 pm
by Woody_be
Love it, been searching for one for some time now and all i can find are those in 9mm long and that is something i dont want to get into. Another specialty caliber. But yours is gorgeous

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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:28 am
by cwo4uscgret
Woody_be wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:12 pm
Love it, been searching for one for some time now and all i can find are those in 9mm long and that is something i dont want to get into. Another specialty caliber. But yours is gorgeous

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Woody_be I would love to have a 9MM Browning barrel for this gun! I can not find any here in the states...

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:15 am
by Woody_be
Well opposite worlds :)

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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:16 pm
by bakka9
I would trade my .380 Swedish model 1907 for an original 9x20mm in a heartbeat. I guess the grass is always greener...

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:12 am
by cwo4uscgret
Bakka9 - the bigger picture is that Woody_be is in Belgium and I, Texas. Importing a 9MM Browning Long Barrel from Europe (and exporting one to there) would be a big hassle. Small Arms barrels are on the State Department Munitions List and would require, among other documents, an Export License.

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:01 am
by Rapidrob
A very interesting pistol. Thanks for posting.

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:23 am
by cwo4uscgret
An update, albeit late!

Last week I went to the range with the gun in .380. The gun functioned flawlessly with the range ammo I have. However, this gun screams .380 is an insult to shoot out of me!

Periodically I would check Gun Broker and E-Bay for an illusive barrel; bam, there it was, an "armorer's set" - a cardboard box with an in the white slide, magazine, and a 9x20 Barrel! It cleaned up nicely; installing the barrel took a few tries - but with a few drops of Mobil 1 on the threads - it fits. It also shoots! Once I upload the pictures I'll post them.

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:22 pm
by Woody_be
Finally got one, but in 9 mm BL...after some research it is not that difficult to reload.so thursday is gone be first range session.ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:01 pm
by burkefj
Sarco used to have nos barrels, I found this on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/FN-Browning-19 ... 2655875833

I found mine in .380 would not extract correctly since the rim is different and they did not modify the extractor, it worked much better with the original cartridge and barrel.

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am
by Rapidrob
Why .380 and not 9×19mm Parabellum? You'd think a new recoil spring and barrel would do the trick.

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:33 pm
by RWS
FYI, I was on Sarco's web site this morning and noticed that they had used Swedish 1907 holsters for $10.

-Bob

Re: Swedish Husqvarna made Browning 1907 Clone

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:00 pm
by burkefj
Since this is a blowback and not a locked breach it might be a bit hard on these pistols.
Rapidrob wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:58 am
Why .380 and not 9×19mm Parabellum? You'd think a new recoil spring and barrel would do the trick.