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Info Request: Husqvarna M40 (Swedish Copy Of Finland's L-35 Lahti)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nero45acp, Jun 24, 2007.

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  1. nero45acp

    nero45acp Member

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    I'd appreciate any info/opinions/experiences anyone here has with the Swedish Husqvarna M40. Specifically, how is this pistol in terms of reliability, durability, accuracy, trigger, and ease of field-stripping and cleaning? Also, will the recoil spring for a L-35 Lahti work OK in a Husqvarna M40? Thanks.



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    The L-35 and the M-40 appear to be almost identical in operation, though from two sources that I checked, it appears that the M-40 has a barrel that is about an inch longer than the L-35. I believe the barrel is also different in that it is 4 grooves, right hand twist versus 6 grooves, right hand twist for the L-35. Both guns are extremely well built and reliable. The M-40 also uses a captive recoil spring which keeps it positioned on the frame. I'm not sure if the L-35 spring is interchangeable with it. Also check for any cracks in the area where the accelerator strikes the frame. Designed as a sort of bolt assist in cold weather, it's continued use in warm climates and with heavier loads can cause damage to the gun. The good news is that it can be removed without affecting any change in the gun's operation.
     
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    Bannockburn, thank you for your helpful and informative reply.

    Anyone else, have any info/experience with the Husqvarna M40?



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