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Listing ID: 312

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Not too long ago there were some questions here on the forum about the labels stamped on the 1900 action series Carl Gustaf rifles manufactured by FFV (Förenade Fabriksverken). According to Stuart Otteson in his book The Bolt Action, Vol. II, the reason for the different markings was due to the agreement worked out between Husqvarna and FFV during purchase negotiations in 1969 which was that the Husqvarna name had to be phased out within 10 years of the purchase date. Otteson cites three labels used in the early years of FFV production: “FFV-Husqvarna”, “HVA-Carl Gustaf”, “Carl Gustaf (Husqvarna)”. These labels were used by FFV in the marketing of the 1900 series rifles in the first few years of production by FFV. Although this is total speculation, I suspect FFV wanted to continue stamping HVA and Husqvarna on the rifles for brand name recognition, but it does add a little confusion to things for us now.

Also, Otteson relates that FFV ended the use of Tradewinds and Smith & Wesson as the American importers and set up their own importing branch in the USA called FFV Sports, Inc. in 1970. In 1975 FFV Sports, Inc. was abandoned and Stoeger Industries took over importation of the rifles, but it was also in 1975 that FFV ended production of the 1900 series. Otteson notes that the last of the FFV 1900 rifles were shipped to the USA in 1977. Surprisingly, the reason given
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Condition of the item?: Excellent
  Member Since: Aug 2015
  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 Firearm License #  804-872-80F
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