Husqvarna m1907 Swedish Service pistol


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mirage
March 19, 2006, 01:54 PM
I have an aquiantance offering to sell me one of these in great shape.
just curious what it is worth? it has very light wearing of the blue from where it rubs the holster. looks great though, comes with a holster (original I think) and 2 mags. It was converted to .380. No import marks.
He was thinking $500 or so?
I found one on auctionarms.com for about that much. But I can't find much info on them.
any help?

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conwic
March 19, 2006, 07:21 PM
That was better known as the Browning model 1903. One of John Browning's earlier guns. The rights to it were held by FN in Europe and Colt ( Colt model 1903 and 1908) in the U.S.. Sweden manufactured it under license from FN. in , I think, 9mm Browning.

Try http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg118-e.htm for a brief discussion of the gun. Also ry a search under Browning 1903.

I have the American version, a Colt model 1903 ( 32 ACP) manufactured in 1906. It is a fun gun to shoot and quite accurate despite the tiny sights. Unfortunately, disassembly is a real pain. The barrel is held in the frame by an interrupted thread. You have to retract the slide and turn the barrel 90 degrees to take it apart. A real pain to reassemble. I was probably the first person to take mine apart in the last 50 years.

Hope this helps
Regards-conwic

browningguy
March 19, 2006, 08:51 PM
For collectors the conversion hurts it some ,it originally came in 9mm Browning Long, in excellent cond. with a holster and extra mag $450-500 (in original caliber) is about what the specialist dealers would get. Simpson Ltd. had one a couple of months ago that sounds similar to yours for $495 I believe, since sold.

For $500 I personally would want it to be all original and excellent condition. The Hus

Gordon
March 19, 2006, 11:01 PM
Yup, that one is too high. It prolly is worth about $300.That's what the 25th Blue book has for a true 98% one. Unfired and not touched it might be worth $500. Blue book says deduct 30% for caliber conversion to .380.:cool: Throw in $75 for the holster and extra mag.

Jim Watson
March 19, 2006, 11:19 PM
Another problem, that is a big heavy gun to be converted to .380, Dean Grennell said the one he worked with took hot, hot loads to function.

The original 9mm Browning Long (9x20SR, brass can probably be made by shortening .38 Supers) is no pipsqueak, listed as a 110 grain bullet at 1000 fps.

mirage
March 20, 2006, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the info, the price seemed a little high to me.
I wasn't looking for one, now maybe I will look for one in 9mm browning long.....

Gordon
March 20, 2006, 07:56 PM
Wait till that guy sits on his at $500 a while:rolleyes: , then offer him $375 green ones! Remember "it's a $300 gun tops, but I'll give you $25 for the mag and $50 for the holster" while unfolding the bill's;) You owe me a Mc Double if he caves!

mirage
March 20, 2006, 09:29 PM
Gordon-

If he still has it in a month or two I'll have to try that.:D

vstarcowboy
May 11, 2009, 06:59 PM
I have a Browning Model 1903 that is original and is still chambered for the Browning 9mm Long.I had it appraised at $500.00 to $600.00 it is in about 90% condition.It has a small amount of rust.I would like to sell it or trade it for a .357 revolver.

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