You should swing by the introduction thread and tell us about yourself.
Now to the rifles.
Husqvarna never made a rifle called the "High power". 30.06 rifles were 640, built on FN 1947 large ring 98 receivers, 1947...1964. 1600, a small ring 98 action 1957..1972, 1900, small ring 98 action, company was known as HVA(Carl Gustaf purchased from Husqvarna). With the safety as you describe it is a 640. It should look like this.
Excellent rifle and would normally sell for $650.00+ depending on condition.
The 1917 is a sportered Military rifle. Great action, but the rifle as a whole will be heavier than the Swede. A variable powered scope may not always be "better".
You should consider whichever one fits you best. Just make sure the bore is good.