Swedish Military Handguns
1863 to 1958
Swedish Model 1863, manufactured by Eugene Lefaucheux in Paris.
Caliber 11mm pin-fire, single-action. Quantity manufactured 1,065.
Model m/63-79, manfactured by Lefaucheux in Paris. Caliber 11mm center-fire, double-action.
There were 1,100 of the m/63-79 manufactured in 1879.
Model 1871, Lefaucheux-type manufactured by A. Francotte of Liege, Belgium and
Husqvarna Vapenfabrik in Sweden. Caliber 11mm center-fire.
Quantity mfg: 6,684, Husqvarna Vapenfabrik: about 400.
Swedish Navy Model 1884. Chamelot-Delvigne system, same as
French Model 1873 revolver. Caliber 11.4mm center-fire.
Manufactured by MAS St. Etienne, France.
Model 1887 (m/87) manufactured by Brothers Nagant, Liege, Belgium.
Caliber 7.5 Nagant. First deliveries of 2,600 in 1887-88 for the
Swedish Army and 480 for the Swedish Navy in 1891-93.
Model 1887 made by Husqvarna Vapenfabrik in Sweden. Caliber 7.5 Nagant.
Total manufactured by HVA: 14,000 from about 1897 to 1905.
There was an improved model of this revolver known as the m/87-93.
It incorporated additional cylinder notches to insure positive lock-up.
This feature was patented by Lt.Tor Törnell of the Swedish Army in 1888.
The design improvement was initially approved by the Swedish government in 1893
but formal adoption did not occur. As a result, these improved models are quite rare.
FN 1903, Swedish designation m/07. Manufactured by FN 1908-?.
Quantity manufactured: 10,000. Caliber 9x20mm Browning Long.
Model 1907 (m/07) manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabrik in Sweden.
Caliber 9x20mm Browning Long. Quantity manufactured: 88,500.
Years of delivery: 1917-1924, 1926, 1933, 1938-1942.
Model 1939 (m/39) manufactured by Walther Zella-Mehlis in Germany.
Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum. Year of delivery: 1939.
Quantity manufactured: 1,500.
Model 1940 (m/40) Lahti. Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum. Manufactured by Husqvarna Vapenfabrik in Sweden.
Years of delivery: 1941-46. Quantity manufactured: 85,000.
m/58, also known as the Smith & Wesson Model 12.
Other similar models:
m/58B S&W 4" barrel Model 10 issued to Air Force & Military Police.
m/58C S&W 6" barrel Model 10 used for target practice.
m/58D S&W 2" barrel fitted with Pachmayr Compac grips.
The Revolver, 1865-1888, by A.W.F. Taylerson
The Revolver, 1889-1914, by A.W.F. Taylerson
Mats Perssons' Swedish Weapons page ---- Where is Mats Perssons?
Anders van Sweden
Deutche Waffen Journal, Sept. 1985
Deutche Waffen Journal, Feb. 1997