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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:01 AM #1
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Finnish SA Marked Swedish Browning M/07

Here are some pictures of one of my most recent acquisitions, a Finnish marked Browning Model 1907. This pistol was most likely brought to Finland by the Swedish volunteer force during the Winter War. When they returned home the following year they left their weapons (Swedish M96 Mausers, BAR's, M1907's, and others) for the Finnish Army. After that, they were considered to be Finnish property. Something around 772 M/07 pistols in service with the Finnish Army in 1944, but this number had dropped in half by the 1950's.

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http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/PISTOLS3.htm
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Old November 14th, 2017, 11:49 AM #2
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Wow super cool. Been into finnish stuff since I got my first finn rifle (M27), interesting history
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Old November 14th, 2017, 03:30 PM #3
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What makes it even cooler is it's the first Husqvarna variation, with "Browning's Patent" still on the slide.
And cooler than that - it's unmolested (other than a refinish, no pun intended) and not swapped to .380 ACP
A most excellent find!

http://www.gotavapen.se/gota/m07/pist07_3.htm
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Old November 14th, 2017, 03:34 PM #4
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"I26 No. 196" means it was at one point part of Swedish infantry regiment 26, inventory #196
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"I26 No. 196" means it was at one point part of Swedish infantry regiment 26, inventory #196
Thanks for the info in your two responses. From my experience, every Finnish used Swedish Browning M/07 I've seen came from I26. I'm beginning to wonder if there is some kind of significance to that.
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Not sure if you've shot one of these still chambered for 9mm Browning Long but it's pretty zippy !

SGAmmo has some in stock:
http://www.sgammo.com/product/prvi-p...artizan-ppr991
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I've been keeping an eye out for an original Swedish issue 1907 that hasn't been molested and they're getting so difficult to find. Figure I'll set me back at least $1-1.2k if I'm lucky to find one. Your Finn 1907 takes that to the next level, easily gotta be twice what a Swedish issue example fetches. You don't see these in every Finn collector's safe.
Every time I see one of the .380 conversions I shed a tear.
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I've been keeping an eye out for an original Swedish issue 1907 that hasn't been molested and they're getting so difficult to find. Figure I'll set me back at least $1-1.2k if I'm lucky to find one. Your Finn 1907 takes that to the next level, easily gotta be twice what a Swedish issue example fetches. You don't see these in every Finn collector's safe.
Every time I see one of the .380 conversions I shed a tear.
I used to own one of the .380 conversions and eventually sold it. I jumped on the opportunity to acquire this piece as I am a Finn collector and only know of a couple other examples in the states.
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Well, that was an excellent jump
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thank you for posting this, I will have to say I dont know jack about much of the C & R age stuff. I find this very interesting. I look at the form several times a day and feel like i learn something every time. Just like the early 1911 post some one put up... how cool it is to see things like this come to life , thanks again for sharing....
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