SOLD FOR: $1400
Model: Lahti Pistol Model M40 – Designated M/40S in Denmark
Serial Number: D8938
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the grip frame is marked “D8938”. The left side of the barrel extension is marked “HUSQVARNA VAPENFABRIKS A B / 8938”. The slide’s serial marking appears to be double or over-stamped. The top rear of the frame is marked with a crowned “HV” inspection mark, which stands for “Haerens Vapenarsenal” (Danish Army Armory).
Barrel Length: 4 ¾”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a vertical rear face that is dovetailed into a banded base on the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped “U” notch integral to the back of the barrel extension.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered plastic with a crowned Husqvarna logo on both sides. The grips have minor handling wear with only a few scattered light marks. The checkering is generally sharp. There is some verdigris in the checkering from the holster. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its current metal finish. The finish is generally strong with some scattered light nicks and scuffs, some nicks are under the finish. The barrel extension’s finish has scattered areas which have a plum hue. There is scattered erosion under the finish. The action shows minor operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition as refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a brown leather flap-holster, cleaning rod, magazine load-assist/screwdriver tool, and a total of three 8-round magazines. The holster has moderate wear with scattered scuffing, scrapes, verdigris at metal fixtures and intact stitching, in about Good condition. The magazines have light-moderate operational wear, one has had all the finish stripped from the body, all have intact feed lips and strong springs, in about Good-Very Good condition.