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Finnish M34 "SA" Compass

Article about: Hello gents, As we still do not have a Finnish section i will post my newly acquired wonderful Finnish M34 SUUNTO compass here. I would much appreciate if i could get some more info on it th

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    Hello gents,

    As we still do not have a Finnish section i will post my newly acquired wonderful Finnish M34 SUUNTO compass here. I would much appreciate if i could get some more info on it than i already have. So here are the pics and info i have been provided. I am of course very interested in the specific year of manufacture

    Upper left corner: The SA marking. SA=Suomen armeija= Finnish Army. They used this marking from 1942 - 1968.

    Right below the SA initials, there's a circle with arrows behind it and number 7 engraved in the middle. That's the mark of the Weapons Depot 7. The was located in Iisalmi, Peltosalmi village (1944 - 1953) and then they moved it to Ähtäri, Inha village 1954-1992.

    The letters PVT. It means Puolustusvoimain Taisteluvälineosasto (Defence forces ordnance organization).

    The base plate says: "Patentoitu Suomessa ja ulkomailla" (Patented in Finland and abroad) and there are the instructions how to convert 60 degree system to 360 degree system.


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    Regards, Lars

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    Nobody with extensive knowledge of Finnish compasses? What happened to WRF? People know everything here!

    Cheers, Lars!

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    Hey Lars,

    There's a Finnish sub-forum in the Axis Militaria section.

    Suunto compasses marked with "PMT" are apparently from the time before the Winter War.

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    Thank you for the info I also found it strange there should be no Finnish section My compass is PVT marked.

    Cheers!

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