Thanks to Carolus L., we have a batch of Swedish military manuals for you today. We always enjoy getting international mail, and the package from Carolus was no exception. The most interesting piece of material was a 1951 general manual covering all type of material from bicycles and gas masks to flame throwers and machine guns. For small arms, it includes the AG42 Ljungman, m/94, m/96, and m/38 Mausers, m/37 LMG (copy of the BAR), m/37-39 (copy of the Suomi), m/45 (aka Carl Gustaf SMG), m/07 pistol (copy of the Colt 1903), and m/40 Lahti pistol. It is in Swedish, of course, so we are more or less limited to looking at the photos and diagrams.
Also in the batch were a 2000 manual on the Kulspruta 58B (aka MAG-58B, aka FN-MAG) and a 1979 manual for the m/48 Granatgevär (the Carl Gustaf M48 recoilless rocket launcher). The m/48 manual is pretty extensive in its coverage of tactics and proper utilization of the weapon, and the MAG-58 manual is chock full of photos demonstrating all aspects of disassembly and functioning of that weapon. Both very cool to browse through.
Lastly, we received a pair of “Militära Fakta” (:Military Facts”) pamphlets which describe the overall TOE and organization of the Swedish armed forces. These are from 1976/77 and 1982/83.
All five documents can be downloaded here, in PDF format. Thanks, Carolus!