Swedish Military

Text O. Janson

up dated 2013-03-27

 

Swedish Anti Tank Rifles 1921 - 1995

Text O. Janson

up dated 2013-03-27

 


 

Rifle m/21 - Anti Tank

Top Swedish made Anti tank Rifle m/21 Calibre 13x91 mm (CG Rifle No 1!)

(Below Anti Tank Rifle m/42 Calibre 20 mm)

 

Pansarvärnsgevär m/21, Pvg m/21
Calibre 13×91mm
Ammunition  
V0  
Feed  
Design Mauser  
Action Bolt action
Manufacturer Carl Gustaf Stads GF
Year of delivery 1921
Quantity  
Barrel  
Length 1700 mm
Weight 15,2 kg
Sights  
Miscellaneous Anti Tank rifle
Same as German Mauser M1918 AT-rifle
Status Obsolete

 

 

 

Pvg m/21
Picture Armémuseum

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Swedish Anti tank Rifle m/1939 & m/1940

pvg m/39 and m/40

The standard German Mauser Kar98K was bought from Germany 1939 and was first designated Pvg m/39 (8mm Cartridge m/39) and it was rebuilt to 8x63mm (8mm Cartridge m/32) and for a short while designated pvg m/40. Very soon the designations for both rifles were changed to G m/39 and G m/40 (G = rifle).

 

Read more about the rifles m/39 & m/40 here>>>

 

Original Swedish rifle m/39 with bayonet delivered by CG

Gevär m/39, G m/39
Calibre 8×57 IS
Ammunition 8 mm m/39
Feed 5-round integral, double row magazine
Design Mauser model 1898
Action Bolt action
Manufacturer Mauser
Year of delivery 1939
Quantity 5000
Barrel 600 mm
Length 1110 mm
Weight 4,2 kg
Sights 100-600 m
Miscellaneous German Kar 98k
Status Modified to G m/40

 

Swedish rifle m/40

Read more about the rifles m/39 & m/40 here>>>

Gevär m/40, G m/40
Calibre 8×63
Ammunition 8 mm m/32
Feed 4-round integral, double row magazine
Design Mauser model 1898
Action Bolt action
Manufacturer Mauser
Year of delivery 1942-43
Quantity 4900
Barrel 600 mm
Length 1135 mm
Weight 4,25 kg
Sights 100-600 m
Miscellaneous Modified G m/39
Status Obsolete, sold

 

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Pvg m/42 - Anti Tank m/42

Top Swedish made Anti tank Rifle m/21 Calibre 13x91 mm (CG Rifle No 1!)

(Below Anti Tank Test Rifle m/42 Calibre 20 mm)

Pansarvärnsgevär m/42, Pvg m/42
Calibre 20×180mm
Ammunition Anti tank blow back 
V0  
Feed Manual
Design Hugo Abramson and Harald Jentzen
Action Bolt action
Manufacturer Carl Gustaf Stads GF
Year of delivery 1945-47
Quantity 3018
Barrel  
Length 1450 mm
Weight 11 kg
Sights Open iron sights 
Miscellaneous Anti Tank rifle
 
Status Obsolete

 

                   

Pvg m/42
Picture Armémuseum

 

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Post WW2

 

 

Anti Tank Rifles Carl Gustaf Grg m/48

One of the most famous Anti Tank Blow back rifles in the World.

 

Anyi tank rifle Carl Gusaf m/48, Grg m/48 
Calibre 84mm
Ammunition various
Feed  
Rate of fire  6-10 shots per minute
Design  
Action Blow back
Manufacturer Carl Gustaf Stads GF
Year of delivery 1948 - 
Quantity  
Barrel 1130mm
Length 1130mm
Weight 14,2 kg
Sights Scope 3x
Miscellaneous  
Status In service and m/86

 

 

Miniman

Anti Tank m/68
Top cut open below traing weapon in 9mm

Miniman
Picture Armémuseum

Calibre 74 mm made by FFV. You can feel the projectile passing beside your cheek when you fire this weapon. The tube is made of one long plastic cord. The tube stands only 1000 bar static pressure.

 

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NIVA

NIVA
Picture Armémuseum

FFV made a test weapon 1978 which combined an assault rifle with an Anti Tank rifle. Calibre 5.6x45mm and 45 mm blow back with arrow projectile.

  • Rate of fire with 5.6mm 750 rounds per minute

  • Rate of fire with 45 mm 5 rounds per minute

  • Length over all 908mm

  • Weight 5.4kg

 

 


 

See also CBJ MODULAR SYSTEM

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References:

Mats Persson

Karl-Olof Björsell

Members of Gothia Arms Historical Society

 

Lt Colonel Axel Ekfeldt

Vapenmuseet

Lt Colonel Stellan Bojerud

Krigsarkivet

FMV