A new SOLDATINSTRUKTION FÖR INFANTERIET was issued in 1942, and again in 1943, that contained
information on the m/40. The information is slightly different between the 1941 and 1942/1943 manuals. The
Thompson gun is now referred to as the kpist m/40 (tommy gun m/40). Shown below are the covers of the 1942
and 1943 manuals as well as pictures of the m/40 and magazines as contained in the 1943 manual.
The top of pages 160 & 161 from the 1943 SOLDATINSTRUKTION FÖR INFANTERIET showcasing the m/40
and m/40 magazine types. The same pictures appear in the 1941 and 1942 manuals.
The 1944 SOLDATINSTRUKTION FÖR INFANTERIET does reference the kpist m/40 as one of three subma-
chine guns in Swedish Army inventory, but states: "Not described here." This same notation is used in the manual
on many other weapons in Swedish army inventory that were procured in small numbers during World War II.
The picture of the kpist m/40 in Thompson Model of 1928 A configuration is representative of all known Swedish
Thompson Submachine Guns. While an original Model of 1928 Thompson without a compensator is not fre-
quently seen in the United States, the 500 Thompsons shipped to Sweden indicate that this was indeed a variation
that could be easily purchased from the Auto-Ordnance Corporation.