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Question by LeVan Goodey. Uploaded on September 28, 2010
This is all I could find. Sorry,
Huskvarna (older spelling Husqvarna) constitutes the eastern part of Jönköping, the municipal seat of Jönköping Municipality, Sweden and has a population of about 21,500. The distance to central Jönköping is about 5 km.
Between 1911 and 1970 it used to be a city municipality of its own. It grew geographically together with Jönköping already in the 1950s. Since the local government reform in 1971 it is also administratively in Jönköping Municipality.
* 1 History
* 2 Coat of arms
* 3 See also
* 4 External links
A royal rifle manufacturer was established in Huskvarna in 1680 and lasted until 1757, when it was sold to private owners. It continued to supply the Swedish and Norwegian armies with rifles (for example, in 1870 some 10,000 rifles were finished), but the company later switched over to the production of sewing machines and bicycles. Today, it is known as Husqvarna (it never changed the old spelling), an internationally known company with a variety of products.
 Coat of arms
The arms (1911) depict rifles and their ignition. It became obsolete in 1971.
 See also
* Husqvarna, the company
 External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Huskvarna
* Huskvarna From official municipal website
* (Swedish) article Huskvarna from Nordisk familjebok
I have an older Husqvarna commercial Mauser in 8x57 that is the 'house gun' at our place. It's the gun that gets shot the most, gets the most time with youngsters learning to shoot, and has served well. BTW, with all the southpaws in our bunch, it's the only RH gun in the safe.
I think that Husqvarna moved on to other manufacturing besides firearms as time went on. They have a plant that makes lawn mowers in my hometown. As more and more is made in China and the economy sags, I imagine that will go the way of the dodo soon.
They make a mean chainsaw!
It was my understanding that Husqvarna stopped making rifles for export in the early '70s, but some of the tooling for their premium bolt action rifles was sold to Antonio Zoli, Gardone, Italy and designated the AZ 1900. it was (is) a beautiful rifle, but I can find no production or importation to the U.S. continued beyond 1992-93, nor have I found a used one on the rack at local shops or gun shows, but it would appear they're still in limited production and Safari Arms (www.safarifirearms.com.au) imports them into Australia, which makes me wonder where they may be available in the USA because, if they're still produced, they have GOT to be available somewhere in America.
Cabela's Gun Library has them for sale from time to time. Just saw one on the chopping (shopping) block last week up Minnesota way.
Link to CGL if you are interested in used. All out there are 40 + years old.
I remember many guys buying up Huskies when it was apparent that importation was forthcoming. They were always a excellent rifle being made on a somewhat modified Mauser type action with normally surperb workmanship. The same can be said for Husqvarna dirt bikes (not to be confused with the present Italian bike of the same name but different manufacturer). I figure their sewing machines (sometimes marketed as Viking) were (are?)equally as good but never had the previledge of using one.
As as afterthought about ten years ago a friend leaned his field grade Husqvarna '06 against a tree while taking a break from hunting. In the woods he became disorientated and could not locate it until a year or more later. It was a mass of rust with pretty much only the stock useable. Obviously an almost irreplaceable loss. A fellow who works for me has one rebarreled into .243 AI, a really nice shooter. A friend has two deluxe grade Huskies in .243 and in .270 both of which turn in very acceptable groups and are quite appealing to the eye as well.
I contacted a shop I Googled in Quebec, Armurier Quebec, and the prompt response from Monsieur Alain Combes, gunsmith, was the AZ 1900 is still in production, a specially ordered rifle will take 6 months, but Armurier Quebec is not permitted to sell or send rifles to shooters in the United States. He adds, "There's plenty of Zoli dealers in the USA that can order one for you." I am prompted to ask him to name three, but the tone of the reply indicated I'd already taken up too much of his time. The search continues.
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