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I found this big brother to the Model M in a shop today marked $500. Seemed awfully low for a price. I mentioned that it was an interesting piece but that finding ammo would probably be nearly impossible, assuming it's 9x20 or 9mm Browning Long (or whatever). The guy behind the counter insisted that the early ones (from FN?) were that caliber but that the Husqvarnas were .380 ACP. I thought the .380 models had been converted.
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The Model 1907's that were converted to .380 by inserting a spacer sleeve in the chamber were all marked with a .380 stamp usually on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard. The conversions were done by US importers in the 1960's. Many will also be refinished in gray Parkerizing.
Original 9mm Browning Long barrels occasionally show up on ebay and people have reported that they only required minor fitting. I don't know if judicious application of heat could be used to remove a .380 insert but if so it would probably be worth restoring to the original chambering as I understand that the .380's have questionable reliability.

PPU is now making ammo. If the gun in the shop is in nice shape and still in 9mm Browning Long I would buy it for $500.
 

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I converted one of mine back to 9mm Long a while back, using an NOS barrel from Sarco.
It was pretty easy but did take some fitting.
9mm Long is a LOT snappier than .380 ACP in these :)

Simpson has a bunch of M/1907's still chambered in 9mm Long.

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Some years back a local shop had one of the original FN manufactured versions. It was in overall nice shape except the top of the slide which looked like it had had some rust damage and someone took sandpaper to it and some cold blue.
They wanted something like $1000 for it. If it had been half that price I would have bought it and attempted to refinish the slide by doing a home rust blue job. The rest of the gun sure was attractive in blue finish, many of the Swedish produced guns were sandblasted and Parkerized sometime late in their service life or by the importers.
 

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The only thing that can come out of a gun counter jockey's mouth that can be believed is when quitting time is.
 

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The Husquarna was made in 9x20 and brass can be made with some effort from .38 S&W Special. Conversion were later made to make the gun more sellable to the general public, since the Swedes sold those guns for a song originally.

I had one of those and fiddled with .38 Special cases.

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