|Place of origin||Finland|
|Used by||Finland, Sweden|
|Wars||World War II
|Number built||9000 L-35 + 100 000 Pistol m/40|
|Barrel length||107 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||1,100 ft/s (335.3 m/s)|
|Effective range||50 m|
|Feed system||8-round detachable box magazine|
The weapon had a bolt accelerator to improve reliability in cold conditions or when fouled. This kind of system was rare for pistols. It also resembled the German Luger P08 pistol.
The Finnish army used the L-35 in the Winter War and the Continuation War, and it was the official Finnish service pistol until the 1980s when it was replaced by the FN HP-DA pistol. (Finnish military designation 9.00 PIST 80 / 9.00 PIST 80-91)
A simplified and somewhat less reliable version of the L-35 was built in Sweden under license and was adopted for service by the Swedish Armed Forces in 1940. The official Swedish military designation for this pistol was Pistol m/40 but it is also known as the Husqvarna m/40 after the manufacturer, Husqvarna that produced almost 100,000 of them between 1940 and 1946.
Due to poor quality steel used in manufacturing and the use of a more powerful 9 mm cartridge adopted in the 1960s (m/39B) the bolts of Pistol m/40s started to crack in the 1980s. As a temporary replacement the retired FN Model 1903 (Pistol m/07) pistols were brought back into service until the switch to the new Glock pistols was complete. The switch was done during the 1990s when the Glock 17 (Pistol 88) was adopted by the Swedish Army, and the Glock 19 (Pistol 88B) by the Swedish Air Force.
- Jaeger Platoon: Finnish army 1918-1945 revolvers & pistols part 1
- Lahti L-35 and Husqvarna M/40 - Modern Firearms & Ammunition
- Lahti L-35 pistol - The Finnish Weapons Series
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