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Swede Lahti with D prefix within WW2 ser. # range (D 10119) is marked "SWEDEN".
Can not find any other import marking on pistol.

Is this "SWEDEN" an import marking,
or is it a correct WW2 era marking for this pistol?

What would be an approximate value for this pistol if:
finish at 85%-90%,
matching slide and frame,
two mags,
cleaning rod,
black holster

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Husqvarna M 40 with D prefix is originally from WW II Danish Police Contract. SN range was D 5000 - D 14 999. On back of frame marked Crown/HV (Haerens Vaapenarsenal = Army Arsenal). SWEDEN is import marking.
 

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Pancho,
Here is a Swedish m/40 I found at a local gunshow a couple of years ago.
Complete rig, brown holster with Army triple crown stamp, lanyard, rod, tool and mags.
Pistols matching serial number is 23578, crown proofs, a type three slide with the old style barrel(ramped front site and no flat sides near the frame. Crown "SS" Swedish proof on rear frame. Two type of dies used on the frame and type three slide, a later wartime replacement. Not sure of the difference between the black and brown grips, this one has the brown.
I will email you a couple of sites I found with good Lahti and m/40 info.
Dean

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Hello Men,

Re: Swede Lahti with D prefix within WW2 ser. # range (D 10119)
Marked: "SWEDEN".
Finish rated at approx 85%-90%,
Matching slide and frame,
Two mags,
Ceaning rod,
No loading tool.
With BLACK holster.

I have absolutely no experience with the Lahti.
I need some feedback re. the $ value of this pistol.
I think that I can get it for about $500.
Is this too much, too high, too low...what?

Second question: What is the disctinction between a black and a brown holster ?

Third question: Does anyone have an extra loading tool for sale,
and, are they impossible to find ?

Fourth question: Same for lanyard...?

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Pancho,
I sent you a website just now, should have everything you need. Not sure if he has lanyards listed but email him. I bought some cord and leather ones from him a few months ago. He has the loading tools for $2.
I asked about the holsters a while back and this is what I got.
Black- Air Force and Danish Police
Brown- Swedish Army (Three crown stamped).
Sorry I coudn't help on the serial numbers, thats all the info I could find.
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This is an old post but it came up while I was searching for information on a "Made in Sweden" stamp on M40's with a D prefix to the serial numbers. This post says the "Sweden" stamp is an import marking. Who made the markings? Were these applied by Husqvarna as export markings? U.S. import markings weren't required until 1968 and contained the importers name. I was told some Lugers were stamped "Made in Germany" for export. I'd appreciate any feedback

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My understanding is that the "Sweden" mark was an EXPORT mark required by the Danish government prior to shipping. They were required to mark the firearm with the country of origin.
 

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Technoidiot;

Did some research myself and that's pretty much what I came up with. These Danish police pistols were bought by a Danish gun dealer V. Pabst & Co in Helsingor in the early 70's and like you said they were EXPORT marked. Thanks for the confirmation.

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Needs only 5 minutes of google search:

http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/m40/pist40_4.htm

The Husqvarnas M/40S for the danish police and the danish Brigade ,delivered 1944 / 45 had originally no "Sweden" stamp or other import/export stamp.

The danish dealer V.Pabst&Co sold 20 pistols made from left parts with serial number prefix VP.

Most holsters for the danish HUSQVARNAS were black but not all,here is a brown one with danish crown / HV stamp :

http://www.helvetica-antiques.com/sammlerwaffen/97.html
 

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Husqvarna M 40 with D prefix is originally from WW II Danish Police Contract. SN range was D 5000 - D 14 999. On back of frame marked Crown/HV (Haerens Vaapenarsenal = Army Arsenal). SWEDEN is import marking.
Jan,

do you have any idea about if these pistols were delivered in different lots and the relevant delivery dates?
Thank you,

Alfredo
 
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