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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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A couple of weeks ago I saw one of my bucket list guns on Gunbroker. I've been itching to get a Lahti M40 9mm for about a year.
Someone had one that had Danish WWII home-guard markings on it. I was the only bidder and won it. It arrived at my local
store on Monday. It is a beauty and it is a huge handful. I'll have to wait about 3 more weeks until I can do the paper on it.
It has a great bore and I've gotten a few more magazines for it. Looking forward to taking it to the range and trying it out.

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Congratulations! I have looked at those as well, quite a design, I love Swede stuff and old stuff in general.

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Wasn't that the pistol that (at least partially) inspired Bill Ruger's design of the Standard Model .22?

High quality, as with all Swedish military weapons, and they were never exposed to the rigors of war like most surplus military weapons.
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I always thought it was the Luger, although they have a similar profile.

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10 days to go. I did the paperwork on the Lahti today.

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Soon and very soon! I am happy for you !
Please keep us informed .
(Santa is bringing me a mortar)
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Be careful with that mortar. Them things is addicting. I got a beer can mortar and then a golfball mortar. Then came a 1" Napoleon and
then I had Dom Carpenter make a Golfball Parrot with an extra 1" bore barrel. There are 2 Seacoast Artillery small breechloaders and
a couple of other little cannons, too. I've got my eye on another Browning Hi Power, too.

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I brought the Lahti home today. Field stripped it and thoroughly cleaned and oiled it. I found a place
for it in the safe and soon I'll take it to the range and try it out. It has to be the biggest and
heaviest 9mm pistol I've ever handled.

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