Enjoy this Swedish m/87 Revolver Cal. 7.5x22mm.. In 1887 Sweden purchased/adopted the Nagant as a new service revolver intended for officers of the armed forces. The first revolvers were manufactured by Nagant in Belgium. Between 1887-1888 2600 units wre delivered that went to the Army, and between 1891-1893 480 units were delivered to the Navy. The Swedish manufacturer Husquarna took over the manufacturing under licence and approximately 14,000 units were made between 1897-1905.
Some m/87s were converted in 1954-1957 by Svenska Metallverken to fire the .32 ACP. These were used by the Swedish National Shooting Organization and an all volunteer military organization called "Verkskyddet" (responsible for the protection of important state and civilian facilities such as: State Railways, the Royal Telegraph, the Department of Transportation [responsible for bridges and ferries], all power plants and power distribution companies, as well as some strategically important industries). The revolvers also saw service within the volunteer "Home Guard" units, and was also used by special units working with dogs as late as 1989 - using them to fire blanks when training the dogs. I have enclosed a copy of a 1963 ad in the NRA publication American Rifleman where the pistols were sold for $13.95...(THE GOOD OLD DAYS).....BILL