Danish Police Rigspoliti Rplt Husqvarna M40 Lahti 9mm Semi-Auto Pistol C&R

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LSB#: 220816PG034

Make: Husqvarna

Model: Lahti Pistol Model M40

Serial Number: 67630

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1944

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the grip frame is marked “67630”. The left side of the barrel extension is marked “HUSQVARNA VAPENFABRIKS A. B. / 67630”. The top rear of the frame is marked with a crowned “S.S.” inspection mark. The top-rear of the bolt is marked with a crown inspection mark. The crown inspection mark is also on the right of the barrel extension in front of the ejection port, and the takedown lever. There is no serial marking on the bolt. The right of the frame is marked “Rplt. S 5326” (Danish Rigspolitiet, national police).

Barrel Length: 4 3/4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a vertical rear face that is dovetailed into 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 reddish-brown checkered plastic with a crowned Husqvarna logo on both sides. The grips have a few light nicks and handling marks, but no notable damage. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: The finish is Original to the parts, the lack of serial marking on the bolt may indicate that the bolt is a replacement part and the lack of a Swedish inspection mark on the barrel and trigger may also indicate replacement.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 92% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are several scattered small nicks and scratches, most concentrated on the right of the frame. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Very Good-plus condition.

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 and a single 8-round magazine. The holster is marked with the three-crown Swedish emblem.

Our Assessment: This is an interesting looking pistol with many Luger similarities, and is a direct descendant of the Bergmann-Bayard M1910 pistol. They were designed in Finland to work reliably in extreme cold weather. Husqvarna began production in 1941 after acquiring a license from the Finns, and produced a total run of about 80,000 pistols. This pistol is one of the 60,000 or so produced for the Swedish armed forces, bearing Swedish inspection markings, but was transferred to the Danish exile authorities around 1944 and saw service with the Danish National Police, the Rigspoliti. The pistol is from later production, but still has an accelerator, a design feature that was later dropped from this model. It is in Very Good-plus overall condition with about 92% of its original finish remaining, showing wear consistent with handling and holster use. The bolt lacks a serial marking and there are no Swedish inspection marks on the trigger or barrel, which may indicate that they have been replaced. The pistol also comes with a nice Swedish holster. This pistol should have interest by military arms collectors, especially collectors of Swedish or Danish firearms. Please see our photos and good luck!