My new-to-me Husqvarna M640 8x57 arrived today. As promised, it needs some tinkering. The front guard screw is missing and the triggerguard needs a proper inletting before glass bedding. There was a small cut made in the left side of the stock that needs to be patched and the buttplate arrived cracked due to a careless delivery driver. The wood is nicked and crudded over but underneath is some fine, reddish tinted walnut and the metal is superb. The serial number places it as a 1945 issue with a Norwegian Kron-Vapt barrel: original or rebarreled I don't know but it is numbered to the action in at least two places. Oddly it is less than 3000 units away from my other M640.
My son was handling my 640 when I came in from picking up the new one and commented on how nice it felt when up to the shoulder so I gave him the new one and told him to get a guard screw ordered so we could commence work on it before he returns the the University. I'll post some pics when I can get it away from him.~Muir